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Five Tips for Living Healthfully as We Age

June 15, 2018 —   Aging is inevitable. But living with pain, disease and less vitality as we age is not. The good news is that there are several things we can do to mitigate the effects of growing older – we can actually create a healthful aging process through lifestyle and thought choices. A study conducted at Yale... Read More

Food and Nutrition: Separating Fact from Fiction

May 15, 2018 —   One of the most important things we can do to maintain a healthy body and mind is to eat nutritiously. This can be a challenge for many people, because not only do most of us have a “guilty pleasure” when it comes to food, different studies tell us different things and sometimes it seems... Read More

Do You Know Your Medicare Benefits for Short-term Rehabilitation?

April 16, 2018 —   At the age of 65, most working Americans are entitled to Medicare, which is a federally funded health insurance program that guarantees their health insurance coverage. But understanding Medicare can be quite difficult for anyone, especially during a stressful health event or surgery. So, what does Medicare cover in terms of short-term rehabilitation? Medicare... Read More

Laughter as a Form of Physical Therapy

March 15, 2018 —   We’ve all heard the old adage that laughter is the best medicine. But exactly how true is it? According to numerous studies, laughter does indeed have many health benefits. Norman Cousins, an American journalist, professor and world peace advocate, published about his ability to heal himself with laughter in the New England Journal of... Read More

Everyone Loves a Healthy Heart

February 15, 2018 —   February is American Heath Month. Cardiovascular diseases – including congestive heart failure, atherosclerosis, heart attack and stroke – remain the leading cause of death in the world; yet, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost a third of cardiac-related deaths are preventable. While some risk factors, such as age and... Read More

Ten Simple Things You Can Do This Year to Improve Your Health

January 15, 2018 —   You may have already made some resolutions to live a healthier life this year. And you may have already abandoned some of them because they cramp your way of life. With that in mind, we thought we’d share some tips to create a healthier you that are actually easy to do – you may... Read More

The CPT Approach to Rehabilitative Therapy

December 15, 2017 —   This article was written by Kristine Bykerk, PT, MBA, and Senior Vice President of Corporate Operations, Community Physical Therapy & Associates (CPT Rehab) which provides physical, occupational and speech therapists to short-term rehabilitation centers and skilled nursing facilities as well as offers outpatient therapy. Have you ever experienced an illness, injury or medical procedure... Read More

Going Home for the Holidays? Check on Elder Loved Ones’ Well-being.

November 15, 2017 —   Getting together with family over the holidays is a cherished custom for millions of Americans. Sharing stories and gifts and giving thanks for life’s abundance has become part of an annual tradition for many. For those who may see their parents only during the holidays, this may also be a time when they realize... Read More

Post-Acute Care’s Role in Creating Better Health Outcomes

October 16, 2017 —   Hospital stays are becoming shorter and shorter and many people are being discharged “sicker and quicker.” A recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society discovered that shorter stays in the hospital are linked to earlier hospital readmissions. One solution to this issue that is gaining popularity is post-acute care, provided... Read More

Meditation Becoming Popular as a Way to Improve Well-being

September 15, 2017 —   Meditation is a practice with a long and rich history. While its roots are in religious traditions, it has evolved to become a mainstream practice for anyone looking to reduce stress, improve their job or athletic performance, or simply improve their overall health and well-being. Many companies, including Apple, Google and Nike, have offered... Read More