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  • 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
  • The Passy-Muir Valve is One of the More Rewarding Tools Used to Increase a Patient’s Quality of Life July 9, 2018 - We are pleased to offer it as a standard of care at Acuity Specialty Hospital. When a loved one suffers a traumatic event that results in the placement of a tracheostomy tube, one of the more frequently overlooked complications is loss of voice and speech. The ability to speak is something many of us take Continue Reading
  • What July 4th Means to Employee Owner and Proud Veteran Carl Bartlett “I really appreciate this country and the freedoms we have. If it were not for our forefathers, we would not have what we have today.” July 3, 2018 - Carl Bartlett is the IT Operations Manager at the Acuity Service Center and been part of the Acuity team for almost 10 years (September anniversary).  He is a proud veteran serving in the army from 1968-1978. Bartlett comes from a long line of proud service men – many uncles, his father, two brothers and cousins Continue Reading
  • What July 4th Means to Dawn Rigney, Registered Nurse, Employee Owner and Proud Mom! July 2, 2018 - As the 4th of July quickly approaches, I am reminded of years past spent on a beach, at a barbeque, swimming, fireworks, and of course, the usual patriotic red, white and blue.  These celebrations are the highlight of the season because it means that summer is in full swing.  And who doesn’t love summer? This Continue Reading
  • What does a Speech Therapist Do? June 27, 2018 - Lots of people hear the term “speech therapist” and instantly think of someone who helps kids speak more clearly. So what are they doing in a hospital? How do they help with adults? Let’s take a closer look at what the role of a speech therapist is in a medical setting. Speech therapists, or speech-language Continue Reading