Shea Moisture, for the people.

There is an abundance of products emerging this spring season that show innovation and improvements over time. One product among the best of 2019 is Shea Moisture. Out of all of the elements of the human body, women love to take care of and maintain beautiful hair. The most important elements of a good beauty product is the companies stance on animal testing. Many customers today will refuse to purchase products that do not display a clear label that states they do not test on animals. Shea Moisture not only refuses to test on animals, but they also use organic ingredients that are sulfate and paraben free. Although Shea Moisture has been around since 1912, they always emerge with great new products. The new product from Shea Moisture is their new ‘Coconut Custard Make It Last Wash N’ Go Curl Revival Oil.’

8 fl oz, $11.99

What makes this oil different from other companies such as Aussie or Tresemme?

Not only is the quality of this product stellar, the ideals behind the company that created the product is top-knotch. Shea Moisture is committed to providing fairness through their prices and quality of the products they create. The ideals behind their company are rooted directly from their CEO that is committed to giving back. A portion of the proceeds from customers purchasing their products are allocated to be given back to the areas that gave them the ingredients such as Jamaica. The support given by Shea Moisture as a company helps “building critical community infrastructure (including safer work environment, healthcare, piped water and warehousing), offering employment opportunities, giving support to schools and investing in equipment and facilities that boost production capacity and quality.” Shea Moisture is a company created by people, for the people. It helps support local and international commerce through fair trade and support of businesses.


Committed to Excellence

The curling oil recently released by Shea Moisture is a high quality product that leaves hair feeling soft and revived while using some of the best ingredients on earth. The commitment of Shea Moisture to giving back and improving conditions over seas is admirable, but the quality of their products and fair pricing is what makes Shea Moisture stand out among the rest of the beauty brands.

https://www.sheamoisture.com/

Photo Courtesy of World Vision Non-Profit Organization

Feel Good, Do Good.

An abundance of individuals struggle to find their calling each day, but the question that needs to be explored is are humans truly interested in helping other humans?

For most people, yes.

Donating time to bettering our world and helping others who are struggling is a rewarding experience that helps people identify their true calling in life. We should celebrate those that commit their time to serving others who truly need it.

What are the benefits?

One of the most worthwhile results of serving others is the outcome in the end. Natural disasters hit countries every day, diseases take over entire populations and third world countries struggle to keep citizens alive due to lack of healthcare. Although the negative components of disasters in countries are extremely prominent, looking past the negative aspects allows humans to realize they can serve a purpose and help others. Additionally, non-profits are a great way to get involved in local communities near or far.

“Today, nearly 15,000 children under age 5 will die of mostly preventable causes, such as diarrhea, malaria, and pneumonia.” -World Vision

How can one give to non-profit organizations?

Whether people donate large or small amounts, even a dollar has an immense impact on struggling communities. In some countries the economy is incredibly low to the point where children do not have access to education or educational tools they need to grow as individuals. With this being said, the countries that struggle largely are the countries that have undergone terrible natural disasters and influx of diseases that they can not overcome. These are the communities that need help the most. Whether it is donations or volunteering citizens have the option to dive in and help others. The beautiful aspect of non-profit organizations is the versatility in what they do. Health, education, clean water, and disaster are relief among some of the great strides non-profits make for struggling communities.

Get Involved

The biggest takeaway is finding a true interest in serving others. Think more about the people struggling the next time you buy something you do not truly need. Explore the options of your local community non-profits and what they offer that would allow you to feel good, and do good. If you are looking to help communities far away that undergo extreme struggles due to disasters evaluate how involved you want to become, and how much service you want to offer to others. Adventure is out there, and helping others will always be an option to make you not only feel better about yourself but feel better about helping others.

For more information on how to get involved in non-profit organizations for struggling countries visit: https://www.worldvision.org/our-work/health

One Step At a Time

New methods of treatments are among some of the major technological advances occurring within the healthcare world today, and especially this past week. Robots, the Google cloud, and new surgical treatments through technology are among some of the latest innovations on the Health Data Management feed board. With that being said, the abundance of new and exciting ideas and techniques can continue to flood into the healthcare atmosphere, but there are also many downfalls that follow shortly to great innovations. Among these are cyber attacks, million dollar settlements, and other obstacles professionals in the health care field deal with on a day to day basis. The most rewarding aspect of the downfalls is how these minor setbacks help pave the way for future success. The cyberattacks offer many different clues to future threats, which helps healthcare data management officials stay aware and prepared for the times when the attacks occur.

Every day major surgeries occur at local hospitals, the same routines are done by nurses, check the patient’s blood pressure, their heart rate, offer a prediction on the length of stay and recovery time. But one doctor, Timothy Daskivich is completely changing the way nurses and patients everywhere deal with the aftermath of surgery. Rather than keeping a record and monitoring the usual- blood pressure and heart rate, vitals, Daskivich decided to spark a study to explore the relationship between steps and recovery time/length of stay at the hospital. A study of “100 patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, published in JAMA Network Open, found that for every 100 steps taken by post-operative participants they decreased their length of stay by 4 percent.” Each patient was equipped with a Fitbit device that allows them personally to monitor their steps each day and see the goal and progress over time. But how does this change anything? Not only does the Fitbit device allow for a new method of recording change within patients for doctors, but it also allows patients to see how much progress they have made over time. One aspect that should be attributed as extremely important is the ability to use this data to predict how long patients will have to stay with outpatient services. Within the study of just 100 patients, their duration of stay was decreased by 4%.

Not only is data management important regarding health care, but patient care is largely at the forefront of today’s technological advances and innovations. It is important for both the patient and the doctor to be aware of the new innovations taking place each day, with hopes that health care as a whole will improve worldwide. It is also worth noting the importance of allowing patients to witness their own success. Through doing this the patient has the ability to be well aware of the progress they have made, as well as the future predictions for recovery time- which is something we all need at times of need; reassurance.

For more info, check out Greg Slabodkin’s “Activity monitors measure step counts for surgery patients” on Health Data Management, (February 6, 2019).

Introduction to My Life

Hey there, my name is Taylor!

Ever since I was young I had a love for hospitals. This led to my interest in the healthcare system which influenced me to pursue a major in health science at the University of Florida.

I have pretty complex interests, I enjoy painting as a pastime, I love traveling, and I love to volunteer. I have a dream to create a non-profit organization that travels to third world countries to provide health services to treat sick patients without placing a financial burden on struggling families. I have always been amazed by non-profits, and their ability to provide for differing communities. I also have a deep-rooted interest in learning about not only the administrative side of healthcare but also the groundbreaking discoveries that exist in the medical side of the world. I enjoy reading articles about healthcare and the major medical advances that are happening around the world today.

I will utilize this blog to post an abundance of different trade press releases regarding healthcare globally, and the many innovations the healthcare world is making. I hope to learn more about blogging and strategic communication regarding health administration and reflect on what I learn through blog posting.