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Fall Prevention in Older Adults. Picture of an older caucasian female being helped with her walker by a young caucasian female home health caregiver.

Fall Prevention in Older Adults

Every year one out of four older adults, those 65 and older, suffers a fall. 1 These falls can be serious and costly. Many falls do not cause injuries, but one out of five causes a serious injury such as a broken bone or head injury. 2,3 There are many conditions that contribute to falls. […]




Does Weightlifting Added to Aerobic Exercise Offer a Longer Life? Picture of a caucasian arm holding light dumbbell weights.

Does Weightlifting Added to Aerobic Exercise Offer a Longer Life?

Regular physical activity provides important health benefits for those with chronic health conditions or disabilities. Exercise in general helps build a stronger body and lower mortality risk. A study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that weightlifting added to aerobic exercise further reduces the risk of all-cause and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality. […]




Naps and Blood Pressure. Picture of a black male sitting at a table with his head resting on one hand, napping.

Naps and Blood Pressure

Hypertension (high blood pressure) affects 31.1% of the adult population worldwide and contributes to the burden of health problems. [1] Hypertension increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure, and accounts for about 9.4 million deaths every year in the world. [2] A recent study finds that people who take a midday nap […]




Health and Watching Too Much TV. Picture of a caucasian male watching TV and holding the remote.

Health and Watching Too Much TV

Your mother probably told you it is not healthy to sit and watch TV so much, but you thought she was just making it up. Actually, over the past 40 years, a number of studies have shown negative health effects related to watching TV for hours each day. A recent addition to this collection of […]




Snoring? Trouble Sleeping? Try Exercise. Picture of a caucasian male sleeping in bed and a caucasian female in bed holding her pillow around her ears.

Snoring? Trouble Sleeping? Try Exercise.

Insufficient or low-quality sleep may be more than an annoyance. It can be a major health concern meriting a visit to your general practitioner or a sleep specialist. Difficulty sleeping that impairs activities of daily living and lasts greater than three months meets the clinical definition of insomnia. Insomnia can be a disorder or a […]




Rescue Them, They Rescue Us. Picture of a small brown and white dog on a girls shoulder.

Rescue Them, They Rescue Us

We might find it interesting to know that adopting a pet comes with some surprising health benefits for the new owner. For those who truly consider a dog to be man’s best friend, it helps to know the health benefits dogs can bestow on a human being. In fact, some studies show that dog ownership […]




Recognizing Pain in Seniors with Dementia. Picture of a young caucasian female cooking with an elderly caucasian female watching.

Recognizing Pain in Seniors with Dementia

Various studies suggest a large portion of seniors with dementia have unrecognized, severe pain. A recent study out of the University of Rochester suggests that nearly a third of severe pain cases go unrecognized when seniors have dementia.1-3 Pain in dementia can lead to other problems such as agitation, aggression, hallucinations, delusions, depression, impaired physical […]




Signs of a Stroke. Picture of a Caucasian healthcare provider with a Caucasian family.

Signs of a Stroke

A stroke can be a scary thing to experience. Knowing the signs and symptoms of a stroke may assist in being able to take quick action and perhaps save a life. The signs of a stroke are: Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, usually on one side of the body. Sudden […]




Stroke Risk Factors, Picture of a group of caucasian people exercising with hula hoops with an instructor

Stroke Risk Factors

A stroke happens when there is a loss of blood flow to part of the brain. Then brain cells cannot get the oxygen and nutrients they need from blood, and they start to die within a few minutes. This can cause lasting brain damage, long-term disability, or even death. There are two types of strokes: […]




DASH Into Heart Health, Picture of an apple, measuring tape and pills

Dash Into Heart Health

Looking for a heart-healthy way to eat a balanced, flexible diet that requires no special foods? The DASH eating plan might be for you! DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. Researchers developed it more than 20 years ago. It is an eating plan that is based on research sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and […]






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