Fun Ways to Stay Hydrated in Summer

stav July 25th, 2014, 8:10 AM
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Here is our summer drink round up for staying hydrated and healthy. Check out more hydrating summer drinks on our Pinterest board at http://www.pinterest.com/vnsny/hydrating-summer-drinks/ and if you have any favorite drinks of your own, add the link to the comments and we will add them to the Pinterest board.

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Know the Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke

stav May 15th, 2014, 6:02 AM
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Stroke Signs and Symptoms (1)

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The Alzheimer’s Caregiver

stav May 13th, 2014, 9:20 AM
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Last week, I attended the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter, lecture “Who Am I Now? The Existential Dilemma of Caregiving.” Jed Levine, the Executive Vice President and Director of Programs and Services, led a panel discussion with author Alix Kates Shulman, who has been a caregiver to her husband with dementia since 2004; Daniel Kuhn, who is also an author and a social worker; and Sharon Shaw, a social worker and psychotherapist who leads caregiver support groups.

Every panelist had their own insight on caregiving – specifically giving for those with…

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National Nurses Week Facebook Roundup

stav May 12th, 2014, 11:29 AM
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Starting on Tuesday, May 6 and ending on Monday, May 12, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York honored the many nurses that work so hard every day with these posts from Facebook.

VNSNY and Women’s History Month

stav March 14th, 2014, 8:40 AM
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March has been a big month for VSNY on Facebook. It’s Women’s History Month and we celebrated our founder, Lillian Wald’s 147th birthday on March 10th. Here are our top three posts:

Which post if your favorite?

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Facebook Roundup: Top 3 Inspirational Quotations

stav January 28th, 2014, 6:00 AM
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These are three of my favorite inspirational quotations.

Do you have any favorite quotations?

Weekly Facebook Roundup for January 12, 2014

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Here are the top posts for the week. Which was your favorite?

Facebook Roundup for Giving Tuesday

stav December 8th, 2013, 8:00 PM
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This past week was Giving Tuesday and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York promoted some of the amazing programs that are funded directly from generous donations. Here is a roundup of some of those posts:

How did you spend Giving Tuesday?

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Patient Visit: Receiving Hospice for Almost a Year

stav September 10th, 2013, 8:00 AM
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stroke_careNew Yorkers seem to resist hospice. Only 18% of New York City residents take advantage of hospice services, compared to 22% in New York State and 40% in the United States. It’s hard for anyone – doctors included – to have the end-of-life discussion. Doctors need to determine that a patient has less than six  months to live in order for hospice services to be available.

For Gerry, hospice has not been an end; it has been part of his life for over a year. After a debilitating stroke, Gerry declined…

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