Act FAST to treat stroke
Sat, Jan 07 2017 12:00 PM
When someone has a stroke, minutes can make a difference.
Stroke happens when a blood vessel that supplies oxygen and nutrients to the brain becomes blocked, often by a blood clot that travels from elsewhere in the body. The longer the vesse [..]
Five things to know about total joint replacement
Not only can pain in your hip or knee joints keep you from enjoying your favorite sports, it can interfere with simple everyday activities such as walking, bending, climbing stairs and even sleeping. For some people, medications, physical therapy and [..]
Eight tips for selecting a Medicare plan
October 15 marks the start of the open enrollment period for Medicare, and your mailbox is likely filled with information from insurance companies about your coverage choices. The sheer amount of information can be confusing and even overwhelming.
Making sure seniors donâ€™t go hungry
Nearly 10 million seniors are “food insecure,” a term used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to describe the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.
According to the National [..]
How physical therapy can help with balance issues
Balance issues and dizziness are often perceived as a normal part of aging, but that’s a common misconception. These issues can range from a sense of instability to actually falling down. Our balance is controlled by three bodily functions that [..]
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