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5 Ways the War in Ukraine is Influencing Brand Marketing Strategies

As the war continues in Ukraine, both governments and businesses around the world are making difficult choices about how to engage in such dire circumstances. From government sanctions, to business withdrawals, to giving humanitarian support, the world is watching the choices leaders are making in response to such a humanitarian crisis. This is a time when brand marketing strategies must be re-examined.

With the whole world watching, every business needs to engage in their brands’ values and ma

Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning Made Easy

As a professional getting closer to retirement, creating a will, trust, and estate plan might feel increasingly urgent. But where do you begin? And who has the time? It might feel overwhelming to create and collect documents with all the different professionals required to protect your estate, including financial planners, lawyers, and insurance agents. Then the question becomes, “How do I keep them secure, organized, and up-to-date?” It can be difficult to stop and put the energy into estate pl

Elder Abuse Signs and 5 Common Types

Elder abuse is becoming an ever-increasing public health problem, particularly as older populations continue to increase. According to the World Health Organization, “ Elder abuse is an important public health problem…15.7% of people aged 60 years and older were subjected to some form of abuse. However, this is likely to be an underestimation, as only one in 24 cases of elder abuse is reported, in part because older people are often afraid to report cases of abuse to family, friends, or the auth

Supportive Environments for LGBTQ Seniors

The month of June is Pride Month across America. We are honored to recognize the thousands of people in the LGBTQ community, especially our seniors, who have worked tirelessly to gain rights, change laws, and increase social acceptance.

Every person deserves to grow older with dignity; this is especially true for LGBTQ seniors who have had to fight their entire lives to receive equality. Many LGBTQ older adults have faced a lifetime of discrimination and find it difficult to find a supportive e

Point-of-Use Tankless Water Heaters: The New Stiebel Eltron DHX Series Tankless Water Heaters

As a homeowner, you are often faced with the challenge of deciding what repairs and upgrades are right for your home. You need to consider cost, logistics, functionality, and more. Plumbing and electrical upgrades and repairs definitely come in as some of the most intimidating tasks on your to-do list. What if you could upgrade your home’s hot water system without the cost and downtime of upgrading your plumbing or electrical system?

Moving To Assisted Living Checklist

For many, once they have a conversation with a loved one about moving into an assisted living community, the next steps can seem overwhelming and full of many more questions than answers. If you are in the process of finding the right community for your loved one, read our tips on how to begin the search for a senior living community. As you narrow down your search, you will also need to start preparing your loved one for the move to a new home, a new community. Here’s are topics you should cons

How to Stay Mindful Under Pressure

According to the Mayo Clinic, “Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.”

For many of us, our work and daily activities require problem-solving, time management, planning for the future, managing conflict, worrying about finances, and mu

Six Fun Things You Could be Doing instead of Cleaning your House

We’ve all had too much time inside for the last two years, and now is the time to get out and start enjoying life again!

But with work, the needs of family and friends, returning to work (and traffic), do you feel torn between cleaning up your home or getting out of the house to have fun? Does cleaning take up too much time that you could be spending creating new life experiences and happy memories?

Instead of squeezing time in on the weekends or after work cleaning your home, hire a professio

Mobile Urgent Care Bridging the Gap in Health Equity

Healthcare has experienced a shift, and telehealth is now being relied on for essential care. While traditional telemedicine has provided some access, it is not a perfect virtual care model and creating healthy communities not determined by digital access, cost, and distance has remained a guiding priority and core value of American Public Health Association. To create on-demand, cost-effective healthcare, current virtual care providers must consider the strain virtual-only care models place on

The Hidden Ways Incomplete Telemedicine Providers Don't Satisfy Patient Needs

Telemedicine has become one of the most versatile ways a patient can engage in healthcare services.

According to a study conducted by the Harris Poll, 83% of people surveyed had never used telemedicine before the pandemic. That same study also showed that most Americans plan to continue using telemedicine as a part of their healthcare in the future.

If that is the case, then it is important to make sure that telemedicine providers offer thorough and accurate care. Many patients new to virtual

Summer Craft Ideas for Kids – Mr. Pen Store

Summer is a great time for kids to get creative and really enjoy their time off from school. It’s a chance for them to use their imagination in creative ways–on their timetable. Summer crafts are a great way to get your child engaged in creating their own art at home. Here are some great ideas for summer crafts for kids!

This magical little space is similar to having a dollhouse inside. The end result is an imaginative world for your child to return to again and again for endless play. They cre

5 Ways to Keep Joints and Ligaments Healthy

As we get older, our joints and ligaments can become stiffer and less flexible. And when ligament attachments are stretched, torn, or fragmented, our joints become hypermobile and painful. This is especially true of previously injured areas of our bodies. When the discomfort and aching get really painful, we might even stop doing the things we love because it causes so much physical distress.

Currently, many of the solutions to joint injuries are quite limited. Many include some sort of steroid

Key Steps for Repairing Your Body After a Workout

The steps you take after a workout can be just as important as the workout itself. When you work out, you create tiny tears in your muscles; as your body repairs them, they grow stronger. So after your workout, your body sends oxygenated blood and good nutrition to those broken down areas to promote healing. A muscle will need 24-48 hours after a workout to rebuild and heal. Here are some ways you can support your body in the healing process post-workout.

Give Your Body What It Needs

While you

5 Easy Steps to Get Started with Remote Patient Monitoring

If you’re reading this, you probably already know something about Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM). But for those in the back, we’ll give a quick rundown.

RPM is a reimbursable telehealth program oriented towards those with – or at risk of developing – a chronic condition. For example, if a patient has hypertension, a provider might provide a Cellular blood pressure cuff and ask the patient to take a daily measurement. An RPM software platform (like 1bios) will automatically collect the measurem

Do you know how to choose Safe Household Cleaners?

Keeping your home clean helps create a healthy environment for everyone living in the space. Over time, when homes are not cleaned regularly, dust, mold, and other allergens can build up and cause poor air quality. You can also have germs and bacteria build up on surfaces, so it is important to regularly clean your home.

However, just as important to the actual act of cleaning is which products you use to clean your home. Many household cleaners have chemicals and other harmful ingredients that

The Best Foods for Better Gut Health

A new study, published in January of this year, revealed the deep link between the food we eat, our gut microbiology, and our overall health. The study was a product of international scientists from 10 different institutions analyzing the dietary habits of over 1,000 individuals.

One author involved in the research, Prof. Tim Spector of King’s College, expressed one of the main findings of the study: “When you eat, you are not just nourishing your body, you are feeding the trillions of microbes

Tips for Picking the Right Window Placement for Your Home

Windows are a crucial element to the look, feel, and comfort of your home. Where you place your windows in your house matters. Great windows can create beautiful curb appeal while giving you expansive views of nature and the outside of your home. They also let in light, a critical interior design feature for every room in your home.

A misplaced window can make a room feel smaller, create furniture placement problems, or hinder your privacy. Beyond placement, it is crucial to think through the s

Breathe Your Way to Less Stress and Better Health

Most of us don’t consciously think about every breath we take, but breathing actually has a significant impact on our health. Adults take around 12-20 breaths per minute. Have you ever stopped to see how you feel when taking those breaths?

How do you breathe when you are worried? How do you breathe when you feel relaxed or when you are falling asleep? What about when you wake up in the morning or feel stressed at work?

Getting acquainted with how we breathe is the first step to using it to low

The Latest Trends In Telemedicine

Telemedicine was already on the rise before March 2020, when the American healthcare system technologically expanded at exponential rates in order to serve patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to consumer research done by Huron in late 2019, 35% to 40% of consumers were interested in telemedicine. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers’ interests in healthcare from home have only increased. Statistics now indicate that as a result of the Coronavirus, up to $250 billion o

Physical Therapy for Working from Home Pains

With the onset of Covid-19, millions across the country turned from working in their office to working at their dining room table. Remote work became a necessity for people around the world to stay healthy and safe, but with the safety of quarantine came new health issues for many remote workers–neck, back, shoulder, and hip pain from sitting at a makeshift desk all day.

Remote workers quickly began working from couches, kitchen counters, dining tables, or really any spot with a chair, their co