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Could You Have Prediabetes and Not Know It?

October 29, 2021

November is National Diabetes Month. Diabetes is a serious illness that causes sugar to build up in the blood, and can lead to health complications including kidney failure, amputations and blindness. If you don’t have diabetes, maybe you’re tempted to skip the rest of this article. But consider this: According to the American Medical Association… Read More

October Is National Depression Awareness Month

September 27, 2021

Not so long ago, many people thought of depression as a sign of personal weakness. “Buck up,” the depressed person’s friends would say. “Pull yourself out of the blues.” But fortunately, a more enlightened attitude prevails today. More and more people are seeking help for depression, recognizing that it is a medical problem. What causes… Read More

Protect Against Falls in 2021

August 27, 2021

September is National Falls Prevention Awareness Month. Each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sounds the alarm about the life-changing impact of fall injuries, especially among older adults. They report that each year, millions of people aged 50 and older will fall, and 20% of those falls cause a serious injury, including… Read More

Want to Save Money? Exercise!

July 26, 2021

Experts from Newcastle University in the UK recently asked the question: Do people who exercise spend less on health care? To find out, they looked at the records of half a million people in the U.S., spanning the years 1996 to the present. The subjects reported their current activity level, as well as how active… Read More

The Mind-Body Pain Connection

July 2, 2021

If you’ve ever had a visible injury or disability, it’s likely that you received sympathetic remarks from friends and strangers alike. That’s not always the case for people who live with chronic pain but otherwise look healthy. Someone may tell them, “Maybe it’s all in your head.” Nobody wants to hear their discomfort made light… Read More

The Dangers of Distracted Walking

June 4, 2021

Here’s a safety warning from Ridgeview Transitional Rehab! Most of us these days are well aware of the dangers of distracted driving. We know it’s unsafe to text or even to talk on the phone while behind the wheel, even when using a hands-free device. Prudent drivers avoid accidents—and a hefty fine—by waiting until they… Read More

How to Change Bad Habits into Healthy Decisions

May 6, 2021

It’s normal to have habits we consider “bad” because they’re not good for our health, for our relationships, the planet, you name it. It’s also normal to avoid trying to change them. “Old habits can be hard to break, and new habits hard to make,” says the American Heart Association (AHA) – and they should… Read More

“Just One More Episode…” Could Binge Watching Harm Your Health?

April 6, 2021

Does this sound familiar? You settle in with your popcorn, intending to watch an episode of a favorite TV show before bedtime. But then, you’re dying to find out what happens next, so you watch the next episode…and then maybe the next. Before long, you’ve lost the chance for the eight hours of sleep you… Read More

Preventing Brain Injuries

March 4, 2021

March 15-21 is Brain Awareness Week, and the entire month of March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Each year, almost 3 million people in the U.S. go to the emergency room after a head injury, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Almost 60,000 of these injuries prove to be fatal, and almost… Read More

“Dad Had Heart Disease. Will I?”

January 29, 2021

February is American Heart Month—a great time to learn more about things that promote cardiac wellness. During the past few decades, research has refined our understanding of heart health. One area of study is genetics. Experts have identified many genes that, alone or in combination with others, affect a family’s risk of conditions such as… Read More