Using Tools & Tech To Coordinate Your Care

Apple and WeightsWith all the details you need to keep track of as part of your busy life, managing your health care may seem like one more item on your ever-growing “To-Do” List.

But taking care of this important ongoing task doesn’t have to be complicated or difficult. There are a number of tools and tech items at your disposal to make it easier for you to keep track of things like appointments and medications. Modern technology can help you with reminders to stay on track throughout your day as well.

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It’s Women’s Health Month

Diverse Group of WomenDuring the month of May women are reminded to take care of themselves and get important healthcare screenings.

According to the National Office on Women’s Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Women’s Health Week aims to empower women to make their own health a top priority. The office offers multiple resources to help women understand the steps that they can take to improve their overall level of health – including getting an annual well-woman visit on National Women’s Checkup Day (May 11th).

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Pay it Forward for National Volunteer Week

donationsThis year, National Volunteer Week will take place the week of April 12-18.

Everyone is busy, right? If you think that you cannot possibly fit another thing into your already-packed schedule, you can still be an active volunteer and participant in this week. You can decide to “Pay It Forward” by volunteering your time in small pieces of random acts of kindness to make someone’s day a little brighter. Both you and the recipients of your kindness will feel better, and the world will be that much better off for it.

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Autism Awareness Month – Light it up Blue

AutismApril is Autism Awareness Month, and it’s time to light up blue for this important issue.

Since this is a relatively common condition, chances are good that you know someone who has it. The more we know about autism, high-functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, the better we will be able to understand what it’s like to live with this condition.

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Three Tips for Public Health Week

Group of Diverse People Holding Letters To Form A HDuring the first full week of April each year, The American Public Health Association brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. This year, Public Health Week is April 6-12, 2015.

Over the course of this week – and at all times – we want to think about ways to preserve our good health so that we can keep ourselves and the people around us safe. It’s easy to forget about important germ-prevention techniques, but the wrong germs can end up making us and those we care about quite ill, so it’s important to practice good germ prevention techniques all year-round.

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