Using a Cane

Canes are used to help with walking. Using a cane can assist with stability, reduction of pain, and can ease strain on certain muscle groups. Did you know, there are various kinds of canes? Most have a single point at the bottom. But there are also canes with three points, and some with four points. […]

Diabetes Mellitus and You (Self-Care)

Self-care Being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes can be scary, but it doesn’t need to be. In this article, we will explain a couple of life changes you will need to make to help you manage your blood sugar and reduce risks for complications due to diabetes. For people who have been diagnosed as pre-diabetic, […]

Diabetes Mellitus – Type 2

Type 2 diabetes is a long-term disease. You may have heard the term Chronic disease, or chronic diabetes mellitus to describe it. In type 2 diabetes, one of two things may be present: The pancreas does not secrete enough insulin Cells in the body do not respond properly to insulin. (This is called insulin resistance) […]

How to take your pulse at home

Visual Learner: Let’s begin with some YouTube Video Links!  (Videos have been reviewed by NEHH and are provided for the sole purpose of education. It is not intended to replace advice given to you by your primary care provider.) https://youtu.be/hyfUwUkwe74 – How to check your heart rate. (pulse) The pulse rate is the measurement of […]

How to use a wearable defibrillator

Visual Learner: Let begin with some YouTube Video Links! (Videos have been reviewed by NEHH and are provided for the sole purpose of education. It is not intended to replace advice given to you by your primary care provider.) https://medstarhealthinfocus.org/cardiology/heart-failure/cardioverter-defibrillator/ https://youtu.be/O_qBkVhwIy8 – Video by Zoll Life Vest wearable defibrillator https://youtu.be/3i7nywhI77w – Video by Zoll Life […]

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

(Videos have been reviewed by NEHH and are provided for the sole purpose of education. It is not intended to replace advice given to you by your primary care provider.) Youtube Video Links: Brought to you by the CDC HIV Basics https://youtu.be/12vTnXekJu8 HIV Prevention https://youtu.be/f6umofGzPpc Living with HIV https://youtu.be/f6umofGzPpc HIV testing https://youtu.be/uScEAA9LlZw HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis […]

Hoarseness

Hoarseness refers to any abnormal change in your voice that makes it difficult to speak. You may sound raspy, breathy, or strained. Hoarseness, also called dysphonia, may be caused by swelling or lumps in your vocal cords. Your vocal cords are two bands of tissue inside your voice box(larynx). Sound is created as these two […]

Blood Glucose Monitoring for Adults

Monitoring your blood sugar (glucose) is an important part of managing your diabetes. It is important to check your blood sugar as often as directed by your primary care provider. By monitoring your blood sugars as directed and keeping a log you can: How food, exercise, illness, and medicines affect your blood glucose level. Help […]

Skin Care and Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes can lead to health problems over time, including skin problems.People with diabetes have a higher risk of developing skin complications. This is usually due to uncontrolled blood sugars. Uncontrolled blood sugar leads to: Damaged nerves and blood vessels. This can result in decreased feeling in your legs and feet. With decreased sensation, you may […]

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)

Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a disease characterized by poor circulation. It can result in poor blood circulation to your arms, legs, and internal organs such as your stomach or kidneys. However, it most commonly affects a person’s lower legs and feet. PVD is a condition that will worsen over time without treatment or necessary life […]