Parish Nursing at CCPC
Central College Presbyterian Church is blessed to have a Parish Nurse(PN) program in place with RN Amy Taylor on staff. The PN program provides healthcare information, activities and programs throughout the year. Volunteer RN's assist with regularly scheduled blood pressure screenings and more.
Health Happenings Spotlight - Summer 2017- Gender, Does it Make a Difference?
We've heard of the book Women are from Venus and Men are from Mars, and certainly we know there are differences between the sexes, but what about in the realm of disease and medication effectiveness?
Although women make up more than half the population, it is only since 1994 that women have been automatically included in scientific studies. During the last twenty years, science has discovered that sex does matter in relation to different diseases and their management. "In 2001, for example, in a report from the Institute of Medicine titled Exploring the Biological Contributions of Human Health: Does Sex Matter? Researchers noted that every cell has a sex, and that sex differences start in the womb and continue throughout life." (Neurology Now June/July 2017) This was one study that led to the National Institute of Health (NIH) in 2016 to require the consideration of the role of sex as a variable in studies for researchers who are requesting NIH funding.
Measurable differences in risk factors, symptoms, course of disease, and medication response have been observed in several conditions such as, heart disease, diabetes, and several neurological diseases.
As a healthcare consumer and guardian of our own health, we should be informed as to how our gender may affect our various health conditions and response to treatments. To read the complete article from Neurology Now on sex differences in neurological conditions like MS, Alzheimer's disease, Migraine, Parkinson's Disease and others, check out the wall pocket in the Welcome Center.
Care Visitors - Providing care to Caregivers. Get more HERE.
Communion Bread - The communion bread at CCPC is now gluten-free (11/15). Ingredients include milk, eggs butter, and gluten flour (Whole grain sorghum flour, brown rice flour ,whole grain millet flour, rice flour, whole grain quinoa flour, xanthan gum.) The flour does not contain any nut flours.
Upcoming Healthcare Events -
Health Screenings at CCPC - Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will offer their affordable, painless, non-invasive health screenings at CCPC on Tuesday, August 8th. They will offer five screenings related to: blocked arteries (a leading cause of stroke); abdominal aortic aneurysms (which can lead to a ruptured aorta); hardening of the arteries in the legs (a strong predictor of heart disease); atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat (which is closely tied to stroke risk); and a bone density screening (to assess the risk of osteoporosis.) You can register for a package which includes all five screenings (which take 60-90 minutes to complete) from $149 ($139 with our member discount). To register for this event—and to receive a $10 discount off any package above $129—please visit www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle, call 1-888-653-6441, or text the word "circle" to 797979.
+ Blood Pressure Screenings - During the months of July, August, and September, the parish nurses will be checking blood pressures on the third Sundays of the month.
Please let us know if you would like pastoral care. Please be aware that unless we are notified, Central College Presbyterian Church may not know that you have been hospitalized. One of our members, a family member of the affected member, or a hospital employee who has been given permission (requested by the patient) to contact the church directly, may contact the church to let us know of your hospitalization. This is part of federal HIPAA regulations, but has been hospital policy for many years.
With your best care in mind. Amy Taylor, Parish Nurse (Contact Amy)