Statewide Expansion for the STAR Center

Since their humble beginnings in borrowed space, located in the basement of West Jackson Elementary School,The STAR Center has been on a mission. That mission is to help any person with any disability realize theirpotential. This has enabled them to impact tens of thousands of families since their founding in 1988. In thebeginning, there were […]

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Pet Therapy

The National Center for Biotechnology Information states: “Almost 65% of American households have at least one pet. That means that your loved one likely has benefited at some point from having a pet in their lives. If this was a positive experience for them, you might want to consider some form of pet therapy for […]

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A Beautiful Sight to See: Journey of Restored Vision After Corneal Transplant Surgery

Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease that distorts sight and can cause permanent vision loss if left untreated. In honor of World Keratoconus Day on November 10, Avellino Lab USA, Inc. recently donated $25,000 to the National Keratoconus Foundation to raise educational awareness and support scientific research to help treat this condition. This condition that […]

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Celebrate Inclusive Workplaces in October

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. “NDEAM is held each October to commemorate the many and varied contributions of people with disabilities to America’s workplaces and economy,” according to the U.S. Department of Labor. This year’s theme is “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion.” If you are in search of resources and ideas of how […]

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Depression and Alcoholism in Aging Adults

Depression and alcoholism commonly coincide for all affected age groups. Many times, one proves to be a result of the other. These two disorders occur simultaneously in more than 8% of the older population. Not only changes in the body, but also changes in the mind may be attributed. Depression is not a “natural” part […]

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Nutrition for Aging Adults: What’s for dinner?

Nutrition is important for all age ranges. Just like gas for a vehicle, what we eat powers everything that keeps us going. However, as we age, our bodies have different fuel requirements. Not only does a person’s healthy nutrition provide energy and weight moderation, it also helps combat certain diseases (e.g. osteoporosis and diabetes). Malnutrition […]

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Project SEARCH Grad Talks About His Drive to Succeed

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Malik Weddle has not missed a day of work as a laundry tech at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital since he transferred to the department last November. Malik is responsible for delivering clean laundry to patient rooms. He is serious about his work and accomplishing his goals. “I just […]

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Understanding The Teach-Back Method

Drastically improve your patients’ understanding of their care! In all settings, and particularly home care, effective health education is necessary. Far too often, patients are discharged from hospitals and other facilities lacking valuable understanding of essential material. Health literacy is the “capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate […]

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