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When the classic rock band Foreigner asks if you feel “hot-blooded” or “cold as ice,” they could easily be talking about room temperature. Studies show that temperature ignites more than just disagreements among people sharing space—it can directly impact your ability to concentrate, your sleep, and even your overall health.  In this article, Amy Osmond Cook, a Daily Herald contributor, explores...

These are turbulent times indeed. With so much happening from day to day, it’s difficult for many of us not to feel stressed and anxious. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America identifies anxiety disorders as the most common mental illness in the US, affecting around 40 million adults every year.  If you are experiencing acute symptoms of anxiety, it’s time...

By J’Nel Wright Did you know that about 34.2 million Americans provide unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older each year? Not only that, but experts estimate that 82 percent of caregivers care for one other adult, while 15 percent care for two, and 3 percent care for three or more.  Since many of our clients at Osmond Marketing are...

By J'Nel Wright On a scale of 1 to 5, how are your post-discharge calls working?  When you need an honest response about a patient’s experience at your facility, you ask the patient. That is one of the reasons why healthcare providers engage in follow-up phone calls to recently-released patients. But the information gathered during a post-discharge call and the value of...

When you have great friends, it’s good for your heart--literally. Studies show that people with a robust social network experience a 50 percent higher chance of survival in the later years. Yet, when was the last time you made a new friend? Was it at work? In PTA? At church or synagogue? Something that was common practice during our school...

Want to know a secret for feeling more in control of your life? It’s expressing gratitude. New research has found that a sincere “thank you” is not only great for the person receiving it but offers measurable health benefits for the person feeling it as well. ...