Health Ministers: Prevent Falls, Flu and Mobile Device Insecurity
Each week, we’ll share interesting health and healing-related stories in the news. Following is a round up of articles about physical, emotional and spiritual health and healing that could be applied to health ministries.
Protect Your Health—Online
Information is just a touch away, thanks to mobile devices. But just how healthy are the networks and systems that secure your information? Visit The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to find out how to safeguard online information about your health, so that you can use smartphones, laptops and tablets with greater ease.
Take Care in Unpredictable Weather, Step Up to Stop Falls
Snowy, slushy weather could be disguising ice and slippery surfaces. Take extra care with the Step Up to Stop Falls Toolkit, from the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York. The kit provides tips for safe walking during winter, how to prevent slips and falls and how to conduct risk assessments and screenings
Flu Update: Take Special Care of People 65 and Older
The 2012 – 2013 flu season has been particularly nasty, and though all should follow basic flu prevention protocol, the elderly require special attention. The Centers for Disease Control recommends: vaccinations, antiviral treatments and precautionary measures in long-term care facilities.
Powerful Norovirus Spreads Across America
Different from the flu, a superbug is currently wreaking havoc in the United States: a norovirus, an extremely aggressive and contagious strain, active for weeks. Cleaning with bleach is the best way to safeguard surfaces, and your best defense is washing your hands with soap and water.
Faith and Healing in 2013
This story, from The Phillippine Star, describes how a columnist was inspired and found strength in Greg Anderson’s story--a cancer survivor and author of The Cancer Conqueror. Anderson’s experience in faith and forgiveness transformed him and helped him heal in ways he couldn’t forsee. It’s a great reminder to be mindful and direct our thoughts in gratitude. _________________________________________________________________________________________________
Terra Hoskins contributes to the NEHM and NEAC blog on a freelance basis. Drawing from her background in sales, communications and Internet marketing, she helps organizations create an online presence and use the Internet to expand business. Follow Terra on her blog: http://terrahoskins.com/ and on Twitter: @terrahoskins.
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