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Tell Your COVID Story

March is Women's History Month. The theme for this year is "Celebrate Women Who Tell Our Stories." All of the women who are alive today, each one of us, has a story to tell right now. Right now, today, we are part of history. If you have been alive since 2020, you have a story to tell that is part of history. Your story and the stories of those around you will be studied for years to come.  The pandemic affected all aspects of life. It affected our individual and national economic stability, our neighborhoods and physical environments, our education system, our ability to access and acquire food, our community safety and how we viewed ourselves in society, and our health care system and providers. In public health, we call these things the social determinants of health.   During the pandemic, the Surgeon General issued health advisories regarding health worker burnout and, most recently, the youth mental health crisis in this country. He made these topics priorities for o

Spring Renew You

Spring is almost here! We finally made it through a record number of days of snowfall in Idaho. I like winter, and I love Spring. I love Spring because we always know it's coming. We have faith that it will be here every year.  Spring is a promise that things are always changing. They change and are renewed or rejuvenated. It is also a time for change and newness. To me, it's a promise that good things are around the corner.  That's why we at How Healthcare Works are offering our course, LIVE  Spring Renew You.  You can register for the course here.  I view renewal as part of nature. You are a part of nature, too. We are all interconnected with the world around us, the people in our lives, and all the sense of renewal. The past few years may have felt like winter season in your life. A time when you endured the cold, hunkered down, focused on the basics, and tried to make it through. Maybe you struggled against the harshness of the winds in your life. You wanted to get back

Improve Health and Well-being for All with Healthy People 2030

This post shared courtesy of Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and Healthy People 2030 Since 1980, the Healthy People initiative has set goals and measurable objectives to improve health and well-being in the United States. The initiative's fifth edition, Healthy People 2030, builds on the knowledge gained over the past 4 decades to address current and emerging public health priorities and challenges.   An interdisciplinary team of subject matter experts developed national health objectives and targets for the next 10 years. These objectives focus on the most high-impact public health issues and reflect an increased focus on the social determinants of health — how the conditions where people live, work, and play affect their health and well-being. By using Healthy People 2030 in your work, you can help improve health nationwide! Objectives are organized into intuitive topics so you can easily find data that's relevant to your work. And Healthy People 2030 provid

Make Heart Health Part of Your Self-Care Routine by NHLBI

  This post is shared courtesy of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Make Heart Health Part of Your Self-Care Routine Devoting a little time every day to care for yourself can go a long way to ward protecting the health of your heart. Simple self-care, such as taking a moment to de-stress, giving yourself time to move more, preparing healthier meals , and not cheating on sleep can all benefit your heart. And that’s a good thing, because h eart disease is largely preventable and focusing on improving your heart health has never been more important. Heart disease is a leading cause of death for women and men in the United States, and many Americans remain at risk of getting it, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). People with poor cardiovascular health are also at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19. “Studies show self-care routines, such as taking a daily walk and keeping doctor’s appointments, help us keep our blood pressu

Women: Protect Your Heart

This post is shared courtesy of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Fact: One in five American women will die from heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The good news? You can take small steps to improve your heart health every day.  1. Eat a heart healthy diet. Choose low sodium and salt foods; limit foods that have trans fat, like pastries and fried food; and cut back on sugar.  2. Manage your health conditions. Take your medicines as directed and get your blood pressure and cholesterol tested regularly. If you have diabetes, check your blood sugar level on a regular basis.  3. Get the facts about aspirin. Some people take aspirin every day to help prevent a heart attack or stroke, but it is not right for everyone. Ask your healthcare provider if you should use aspirin.  4. Know the signs of a heart attack in women, including:  • Heavy ache in your chest or back between your shoulder blades  • Sharp pain in your upper body  • Sho

American Heart Month Message by CDC Heart Stroke

  This message is courtesy of @CDCHeart_Stroke. Please follow them on Twitter @CDCHeart_Stroke  and  @MillionHeartsUS , on Facebook Million Hearts , and on  LinkedIn Million Hearts .  Heart disease has been the number one cause of death in the United States for more than 90 years. And Black people in the United States are more likely to experience risk factors for heart disease, such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and high cholesterol. But there is good news. More adults are aware about cardiovascular disease (CVD) and how to prevent it, including Black adults. Now, we can help empower them to take the small steps that will help lower their risk. We can’t change everything today, but bit by bit, we can empower more people to stand up and take back their health, one small step at a time. Live to the Beat is a belief change campaign that aims to reduce the risk of CVD among Black adults ages 35 to 54 by encouraging them to take small steps to move more, eat better, and work with a h

Jeanette Harrison's Guest Appearance on Straight Outta Savannah, Talkin with Tammi

I was recently a guest on Straight Outta Savannah, Talkin with Tammi.   Tammi Morrison is an Intuitive Empowerment Diva, a podcast host, author, and entrepreneur. Her podcast is growing nationally and has followers from all walks of life. Tammi likes to connect with people and their stories. Tammi is energetic, caring, and passionate about what she does. She made me feel right at home.  She is the author of   "Walking Away: Winning the War Against Shame, Abuse, Aids, and Abandonment "   and  "Michelle Dying for Love."   When Tammi invited me to be a guest on her podcast to talk about my book, "Bragging About You" and about How Healthcare Works, LLC, I was so thrilled and touched! I had listened to her podcast in the past, and I loved the stories that real people shared about their real-life experiences. It was so relatable to me. Tammi is so warm and friendly, I felt right at home right away. She and I talked just like a couple of friends would over coffee