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Taking Steps to Prevent Falls

September 21, 2022

When we’re young, an injury from a fall may sideline us for a few days or weeks, but a full recovery is usually possible. As we get older, the consequences of falls can become more serious, setting up a sequence of events that can have longstanding implications for our independence and health. However, it doesn’t… Read More

Are You Up to Date on Your Immunizations?

August 11, 2022

Most people know about childhood immunizations—the shots kids get at their routine pediatric appointments. But did you know that there are vaccines that adults should get as well? The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly brought more attention to immunization and the health risks of not being properly vaccinated. August is National Immunization Awareness Month, an observance… Read More

Preparing an Emergency Plan for Your Unique Needs

July 19, 2022

Disasters such as hurricanes, floods, fires and other emergency situations are all too common these days. In fact, about 4 out of 5 Americans live in counties hit by weather events since 2007, according to disaster declaration data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). That illustrates how these events can impact nearly everyone and… Read More

Celebrating Our Certified Nursing Assistants

June 9, 2022

The National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA) decided the theme of this year’s National CNA Week, celebrated June 16 through 22, is “I’m Still Standing.” That’s an appropriate theme, given the unprecedented challenges Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs)—have been called upon to meet during the last few years of pandemic health care. People who go… Read More

Be Sure to Know the FAST Signs of a Stroke

May 18, 2022

In the United States, someone suffers from a stroke every four seconds. And one in four of those strokes occur in someone who has already had one. The chances are high that you know someone who has had—or will have—a stroke. What is a stroke? A stroke is a disruption in blood flow to the… Read More

April is Occupational Therapy Month

April 26, 2022

April is Occupational Therapy Month. The profession of occupational therapy was initially developed as a response to soldiers returning home from World War I with symptoms of “shell shock,” or what we now know as post-traumatic stress disorder. The original occupational therapists were women hired by the military to assist the soldiers in reclaiming their… Read More

The Myth of 10,000 Steps a Day

March 24, 2022

You may have heard that 10,000 steps a day is the ideal goal for staying healthy and active. The idea has been around a while. As fitness trackers become more and more ubiquitous, you may see the number of steps you take each day and be somewhat disappointed. In our busy lives, it can be… Read More

Physical Activity and Your Heart

February 9, 2022

February may be thought of as the month for hearts of the red paper variety, but American Heart Month reminds you to care for your cardiovascular health. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, and cardiovascular disease affects almost half of all Americans. Some risk factors—like age, sex, ethnicity,… Read More

How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

December 28, 2021

The new year is often a time of reflection, where we consider the year behind us and what we want to see in the coming year. The excitement of the new year inspires many people to set new goals to try and make positive changes in their lives. However, surveys show fewer than 10% of… Read More

Here’s to Heart-Healthy Holidays

November 29, 2021

Could the rate of heart attacks spike during the winter holidays? Several studies have suggested that it does. The American Heart Association published a study showing that more people have heart attacks around the holidays, with a more serious outcome. Other research showed that more people die of a heart attack on Christmas Day than… Read More