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The Importance of Nutrition in Rehabilitation

August 15, 2017 —   Surgery, an injury or a medical event such as a stroke or heart attack can create havoc in the body. A critical and often overlooked factor in aiding recovery from such events is nutrition. The right nutrients can help a body heal more quickly. There are several conditions that can exacerbate pain and slow... Read More

Tai Chi Can Aid in Rehabilitation

July 17, 2017 —   When one is recuperating from surgery or a medical event such as stroke, heart attack or COPD, exercise usually is an important part of recovery. If you’re in a rehabilitation facility, you’ll likely be following a course of treatment specific to your situation. But when you return home, keeping active will remain an important... Read More

Aromatherapy 101

June 15, 2017 — This article is written by our Wellness Coordinator, Mary Beth Janssen, a certified mind-body health educator for the Chopra Center for Well Being and the author of five books.  It continues to surprise me how many folks are not aware of aromatherapy’s delightful and therapeutic benefits. It’s a regular part of every Mind, Body, Health... Read More

Exercise Your Way to a Healthier Brain

May 15, 2017 —   Most people are aware of the benefits of regular physical activity. Not only does exercise help maintain a healthy weight and keep a body strong and fit, it has been shown to decrease your risk for a number of diseases, including heart disease, stroke, some cancers, diabetes and osteoporosis, just to name a few.... Read More

How to Breathe Easier with COPD

April 14, 2017 —   Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for a variety of progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory asthma, and cystic fibrosis. According to the National Institutes for Health, approximately 12 million Americans are diagnosed with the disease and another 12 million are thought to be undiagnosed. Death rates from the... Read More

Losing Weight Can Result in Big Health Gains

March 15, 2017 —   It’s no secret that carrying extra weight can be harmful to your health. You’ve undoubtedly heard the about the dangers before. But it can’t be said often enough – those extra pounds come at a high price. It increases your risk for a multitude of diseases and conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, some... Read More

What to Expect from Knee Replacement Surgery

February 16, 2017 —   More than 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States, making it one of the most common joint replacement surgeries. The most typical candidate for knee replacement is someone suffering from osteoarthritis. It is also one of the most successful surgical procedures, with almost 90 percent of patients reporting a dramatic... Read More

How to Help Prevent Falls

January 17, 2017 —   According to the Centers for Disease and Prevention Control (CDC), falls are the leading cause of injury in the elderly and account for over 70 percent of ER visits for older adults. Every year, one in three adults age 65 or older falls. Making the situation even more dangerous, not only the risk of... Read More

How to Stay Safe This Winter

December 15, 2016 —   This winter is expected to be colder and snowier in much of the country, including the Chicagoland area, thanks to La Niña conditions. This increases the likelihood of falls, hypothermia and other perils, especially for seniors. Here are some tips on how to stay safe and warm during the coming months.  Be mindful of... Read More

Giving Thanks is Good Medicine

November 16, 2016 —   This is the time of year when we take some time to reflect on all we have to be grateful for. It’s a ritual that, for many, has become rote and something we don’t really pay much attention to. But numerous scientific studies have shown that gratitude is something we should practice every day.... Read More