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Keeping Your Heart Healthy During COVID

February 8, 2021 — The month of February has been designated American Heart Month since 1964, when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a proclamation. Every year, the American Heart Association (AHA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other groups promote the importance of heart-healthy activities and diets. But this year, health officials are worried that the COVID-19... Read More

Falls Are Not a Normal Part of Aging

January 8, 2021 — Falls are common and costly, especially among Americans age 65 and older. But many falls are preventable, and they do not have to be an inevitable part of aging. Every second of every day, an older adult (age 65+) suffers a fall in the U.S.—making falls the leading cause of injury and injury death in... Read More

Play it Safe This Winter

December 9, 2020 — Ready for some ice skating? Hoping to hit the slopes? Is there a take-no-prisoners snowball fight in your future? The presence of COVID-19 may play havoc with what you can do this winter, but at the same time getting outside is good for all of us. Assuming you protect yourself from the virus, we want... Read More

Time to Join the Great American Smokeout

November 9, 2020 — Someday, when you look back on the year 2020, you will most likely remember it negatively as the year of COVID-19. But if you’re a smoker, you have a great opportunity to remember the year in a much better light – by finally quitting smoking. In fact, the risk of getting COVID-19 might be even... Read More

Be Good to Your Back

October 9, 2020 — Back pain affects nearly 10 million Americans each year. Maintaining proper posture, balance, strength and flexibility can all help to increase your core strength and in turn support your back. Here are some tips from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association to help you take care of your back and reduce the risk of injury. Start... Read More

Calls to Action: Proposed Cuts to Physician Fee Schedule

October 2, 2020 — The National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies (NARA) sent out these calls to action related to the proposed cuts in the physician fee schedule. We are sharing them with our readers.   As we get closer to January 1, 2021, we get increasingly concerned about the impact of the Physician Fee Schedule cut for... Read More

Get a Flu Shot, Protect Your Heart

September 10, 2020 — Flu season is almost upon us. This year, because of the coronavirus, getting a flu vaccination is even more important than in other years. Hospitals are concerned about a flood of both coronavirus patients and flu patients. That could strain staff and resources even more than earlier in the pandemic. If you are age 50... Read More

Staying Active When You Have Arthritis

August 11, 2020 — Did you know that arthritis affects people of all ages? According to the Arthritis Foundation, arthritis is the leading cause of disability in America—more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children have some type of this disease. However, it is most common among women, and it occurs more frequently as people get older. Not so... Read More

Four Ways Pets Support Mental Health While Social Distancing

July 6, 2020 — The stress and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic may be causing or increasing mental health challenges for a lot of people. With many social interactions between people still limited, pets can be a powerful partner in keeping you healthy. Overall, having a pet may help you get more fit, lower your stress, blood pressure,... Read More

Can a Knee Replacement Improve Your Marriage?

June 11, 2020 — “It started with a thank you note,” says Michael Tanzer, an orthopaedic surgeon at McGill University Health Center in Montréal, Québec. The note came from the wife of a patient who’d recently had joint replacement therapy. “[She] wrote to tell me how delighted she was to have her husband’s quality of life back because of... Read More