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  • Real Life New Year Resolutions December 10, 2018 - Let’s make some REAL New Year’s Resolutions As 2018 is coming to an end, you will hear more and more talk of New Year’s Resolutions and “New Year, New Me” ideas. There are some mixed reviews from people when it comes to resolutions. Many people dislike the concept of the New Year’s Resolution because they Continue Reading
  • Meet an Acuity Team Member! November 27, 2018 - Judy K. Weaver, R.N., M.B.A., B.S.N. Vice President, Clinical Quality and Chief Clinical Officer Chief Executive Officer of Acuity Specialty Hospital of  Ohio Valley Judy is a compassionate and accomplished healthcare leader with over 38 years of experience in all facets of healthcare services, management, supervision, administrative duties, finances, direct patient care and public relations. She Continue Reading
  • Letter by Tracey L. Cutri, Director of Case Management at Acuity Specialty Hospitals of Ohio Valley November 8, 2018 - I would like to respond to a recent article that criticized long-term acute care hospitals (LTACH). I am a registered nurse with a clinical background working in intensive care units (ICUs) and emergency rooms (ERs). Currently, I am the director of case management at Acuity Specialty Hospitals of the Ohio Valley, which operates three LTACHs Continue Reading
  • Role of the Registered Dietitian in the LTAC October 18, 2018 - First of all you may be asking yourself “What exactly is a Registered Dietitian?” A registered dietitian (RD or RDN) is a food and nutrition expert who has met specific criteria to earn the RD or RDN credential.  Not to be confused with a nutritionist, a dietitian holds a degree in nutrition as well as Continue Reading
  • This September is Fruit & Veggies – More Matters Month! September 11, 2018 - According to the USDA MyPlate, it is recommended that half of your plate is Fruit & Vegetables. Unfortunately research shows that over 90% of the population does not meet the daily recommendation! Increasing your fruit and vegetable intake is beneficial to our overall health and reduces your chances of chronic diseases. Fruits and vegetables are Continue Reading
  • Protect Yourself During Flu Season August 22, 2018 - Are you planning a trip outside the US? Did you know that flu season may be active there? Protect yourself, take your flu vaccine at least two weeks before traveling. We are in the “dog days” of summer and it is difficult to think about protecting yourself from influenza/”flu”. Even though influenza activity is low Continue Reading
  • Back to School Healthy Eating Tips August 13, 2018 - It’s almost that time of year again! Back to school time is often a busy time for families, but it’s an important time to ensure that your kids are getting the best nutrition to help support their performance during school hours and after-school activities! Start with a healthy breakfast Studies show that children who eat Continue Reading
  • Some Things You Can Do to Reduce the Impact of Trauma August 6, 2018 - If you are reading this perhaps you or your loved one have experienced trauma. Certainly you did not expect to need an extended hospitalization. You may wonder what exactly happened to you. You may have trouble sleeping or find yourself feeling confused. It may be that during your hospitalization you required restraints for safety. All of Continue Reading
  • It’s HOT Outside! Some Tips to Stay Safe July 30, 2018 - Hot weather means outdoor fun! Beach time, pool time or simply sitting outside with friends, heat exhaustion can cause serious issues for anyone, especially the elderly. Dizziness, nausea, headache, rapid heartbeat, chest pain, fainting and breathing problems are all warning signs of heat-related illness. Here are five easy tips to help you stay cool. Tip Continue Reading
  • Stay Healthy and Enjoy Summer BBQs July 23, 2018 - Summer! Time for ice cream, summer cocktails, potato salad and hot dogs. It is that time of year when healthy eating can become a challenge. Don’t let the summer parties and BBQs cause you to fall off track of maintaining a healthy diet. At the same time, don’t deprive yourself of your favorite summertime treats. Continue Reading