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National Migraine & Headache Month

National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month is observed in June to recognize those in the headache and migraine communities who work to recognize headache disorder as a neurobiological disease.  Migraines impact forty million Americans, and one billion people around the world. Raising awareness of National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month encourages people with chronic headaches …

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Community Health Improvement Week

Community Health Improvement Week is recognized during the first full week of June to honor those working to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities while advancing health equity.  These healthcare heroes should are recognized for the numerous causes they work for. They advocate for their communities, aiming to keep everyone safe and …

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Meet Our Healthcare Warriors!

Whitney Rehabilitation Care Center is so proud of our wonderful team of healthcare heroes! This year, we had five employees nominated for Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Healthcare Warrior Awards. The award honors essential workers who serve the greater Hamden community. Congratulations to Dr. Lazarides, and Smilja Begic for receiving this honorable award. Read more …

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Older Americans Month

Older Americans Month is observed every May. It focuses on again place, in an attempt to keep older adults comfortable in their homes and living independently in their communities for as long as possible.  This year’s theme is Age My Way, a chance to explore the many ways older adults can be involved with their …

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National Nurses Month

Nurses make a difference. This month we recognize the vast contributions and positive impact of America’s 4 million registered nurses. National Nurses Month honors our nation’s nurse heroes and their contributions to the health and well-being of our communities. Nurses make a difference as trusted advocates who ensure individuals, families, and populations receive quality patient …

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Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurological disease that affects the brain’s nervous system. The nerve cells (neurons) gradually break down and die.  Often called the movement disorder, Parkinson’s symptoms include: Tremor Stiffness Walking and Balance issues Speech Changes Slowed movements PD is a lifelong and progressive disease, which means that symptoms slowly worsen over time. …

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Stress Awareness Month

April is Stress Awareness Month, a time dedicated to learning healthy ways to manage stress. Everyone experiences stress, the most common experiences become a mental or emotional strain. Continuous stress can have negative effects on your body. When placed in a stressful situation, stress hormones enter the bloodstream, leading to an increase in blood pressure …

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Occupational Therapy Month

Through the use of therapeutic everyday activities, occupational therapy treats the physical and developmental ailments that impact the ability to perform day-to-day tasks. April is Occupational Therapy Month celebrates the holistic and custom approach to making independence possible.  Occupational Therapists have studied the movements to make a safe transition and improve weakened muscles. Through their …

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National Physicians Week

National Physicians Week is celebrated from March 25th to the 31st. It gives us a moment to honor the hardworking men and women who took an oath to ethically help others heal.  Doctors have completed years of schooling and make difficult decisions while managing to care for their patients with kindness and focus. Every day, …

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