23
Aug

Making the Holiday Season Brighter for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s

If your mom or dad always got swept up in the fun and excitement of the holidays, watching Alzheimer’s steal the joy of the season away from them can be heartbreaking. They may become overwhelmed with the festivities, grow frustrated by the guests and noise, or, hardest of all for families, forget it’s Christmas altogether. While your…
23
Aug

Why You Should Celebrate National Family Health History Day This Thanksgivin

Certain topics should be left off the table during Thanksgiving dinner—politics, religion, Cubs talk in Cardinals country. But one discussion we do need to have while all of our loved ones are together under one roof is our family health history. Granted, no one wants to talk about cancer and diabetes while reaching for another helping of…
23
Aug

How Physical Therapy Can Help You Take Control of Your Chronic Condition

If you’re suffering from a chronic condition, the side effects you experience can be life altering. You may be confined to home because of the pain or mobility constraints. Or, you rely on medications to numb your discomfort, only to discover your doctor’s prescription is no longer doing the job. Many patients find that when it comes…
23
Aug

Beyond the Shot – Five Other Ways You Can Keep the Flu Virus From Spreading

When we get our yearly flu shots, we assume we’re armed and ready to battle any nasty influenza germs that come our way. But did you know a shot is just the first line of defense—and that defense is not as powerful as we think? According to the CDC, while it does lower the risk of contracting…
23
Aug

Six Mobility Solutions That Give Seniors the Freedom to Move

As we grow older, there’s a good chance we’ll be afflicted with a condition that can make standing, walking or climbing steps difficult. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 40 percent of seniors over age 65 have at least one disability that affects their overall mobility. For many active seniors ready to take advantage of the freedom…

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