Happy New Year!

Start the new year by carrying forward the strength and patience learned from 2020 and setting new goals for 2021! 

This year, some people are setting special goals to stay more connected with loved ones; practicing positive thinking and affirmations; and improving diet and exercise routines.

Review the Vela Learn library for videos and articles, or find a CarePath Topic in Vela to start conversations on resolutions and goals that may be appropriate for the Care Recipient! 

 

Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

No one tool alone is going to stop the #COVID19 pandemic. A combination of getting a COVID-19 #vaccine, wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands often are all needed. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/about-vaccines/vaccine-benefits.html

 

COVID-19 Vaccine

 

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Thyroid Awareness Month!

January is Thyroid Awareness Month. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the neck that creates hormones that help the body use energy. Learn more about the thyroid as well as conditions that occur when the thyroid is not functioning properly by searching the keyword “thyroid” in Vela Learn.

Additional information can be found the American Thyroid Association's website: https://www.thyroid.org/ or the American Association of Clincal Encrinology website: http://www.thyroidawareness.com/

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Image Source: Healthwise. Thyroid Gland. Retrieved on 3 Jan 2021, from: https://www.velalearn.com/document/tp10822

Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is glaucoma awareness month. Glaucoma is an umbrella term for eye diseases that cause damage to the optic nerve. According to Gupta et al. and the NIH, as many as 2.1% of adults age 40 and older are impacted by glaucoma in the United States. Learn more about glaucoma by searching the keyword “glaucoma” in Vela Learn and reviewing the Glaucoma Research Foundation's website: 

 

Glaucoma Awareness Month

 

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Image source: NIH National Eye Institute Media Library