Fidget Toys Are for Adults, Too

A few years ago, fidget spinners were all-the-rage. The spinner’s intended purpose was initially to distract children from violent tendencies. Many schools decided to ban them because, ironically, they were “too distracting.”  Fidget spinners are, understandably, loud and distracting. They can be distracting for both the students using them and those around them. However, the banning of all fidget [...]

By |March 19th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Perfect Pet for a Busy Nurse!

Is being a nurse keeping you from having a furry friend? Do you wish you had the time, dedication and energy to commit to a pet? How about trying a scaly friend instead! Meet the crested gecko; the fiercest, scariest, most intimidating lizard in the reptile family… Just kidding. These adorable little creatures were thought to be extinct until they [...]

By |February 18th, 2020|Categories: Mental Health Nursing|

What is Lung Cancer Screening?

According to the National Cancer Institute, there will be an estimated 228,150 new lung and bronchus cancer cases in 2019, which will account for nearly 24% of all cancer deaths. When detected early, patients have more treatment options and a far greater chance of survival. A lung cancer screening can find something before symptoms appear. LOW-DOSE COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (LDCT) A low-dose [...]

By |November 5th, 2019|Categories: Cancer, Your Health|

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Chronic Wounds: Diabetes & Amputation Prevention According to the CDC, an estimated 30 million people in the U.S. (9.4 percent of the population) have diabetes, including 7.2 million who are unaware they are living with the disease. The percentage of adults with diabetes increases with age, reaching a high of 25.2 percent among those ages 65 years and older. In addition [...]

By |November 1st, 2019|Categories: Your Health|

Peripheral Arterial Disease & Wound Care

September is National PAD Awareness Month One in every eight Americans over age 60 has peripheral arterial disease (PAD), which is approximately 12 million people. PAD is a condition that develops when the arteries that supply blood to the arms or legs become completely or partially blocked as a result of atherosclerosis, which is a buildup of fat, cholesterol and [...]

By |September 5th, 2019|Categories: Your Health|

Farm Fresh & Local

It’s picnic and barbecue season! This month, Frisbie dietitians share the benefits of choosing local foods and resources to help you find out what is growing fresh in a field near you so you can add farm fresh foods to your next barbecue or picnic. WHY CHOOSE FARM FRESH & LOCAL FOODS? Local foods may have more nutrients as the [...]

By |July 10th, 2019|Categories: Your Health|