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Happy National Physical Therapy Month!
Happy National Physical Therapy Month!

Did you know that October is National Physical Therapy Month? Established in 1981 by the National Physical Therapy Association (APTA), this month is a time to raise awareness about how these professionals help us live better lives. Physical therapists and assistants help people with injuries and disabilities improve their mobility and manage pain. They play

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5 ways to honor breast cancer survivors
5 ways to honor breast cancer survivors

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer in American women. According to the National Cancer Institute, there were 268,600 new cases of breast cancer this year. Breast cancer also occurs in men, with about 2,100 diagnoses every year. The positive news is that survival rates

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There’s hope for older adults with depression
There’s hope for older adults with depression

October 6-12 is Mental Health Awareness Week and we join the nation in recognizing mental illness and the hope of recovery. Mental health is essential to supporting overall health and well-being. Mental illness complicates the treatment of physical ailments and conditions and threatens a person’s ability to thrive in their environment. It is estimated that

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Moving on from grief after loss
Moving on from grief after loss

Loss is a natural part of living and as we get older, loss becomes more prevalent. Over the course of time, lifelong friends, relatives and significant others pass away. The death of a loved one can create tremendous grief that interrupts our lives. Mourning a death, even when it is expected, can be a time

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10 tips for healthy aging
10 tips for healthy aging

Television personality and entertainment mogul Oprah Winfrey once said, “With age comes the understanding and appreciation of your most important asset, your health.” Getting older goes far beyond being a simple passage of time, it’s an opportunity to live an optimally healthy life. September is Healthy Aging Month and it’s a perfect time to evaluate

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How to make the transition to long-term care easier for residents with Alzheimer’s
How to make the transition to long-term care easier for residents with Alzheimer’s

September is World Alzheimer’s Month. In the United States alone, there were an estimated 5.7 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease in 2018, according to a report published by the Alzheimer’s Association. As their conditions progress, many of these people will need around-the-clock care that is not able to be met at home. Their loved

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5 ways to show the love this Grandparents Day
5 ways to show the love this Grandparents Day

Grandparents are treasure troves of wisdom and our connections to the past. We live in a time where there are more grandparents and great grandparents than ever before and we should celebrate that. Sunday, September 8 is National Grandparents Day. This observance was established with the help of Marian McQuade, a West Virginia homemaker and

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Don’t let sleep apnea rob you of your rest
Don’t let sleep apnea rob you of your rest

Getting a good night’s rest is a vital part of maintaining good health. Sleep helps your body and mind recharge and function properly. Older adults need about 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night, according to the National Institute on Aging. However, many seniors have a condition that disrupts their sleep and robs them

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Psoriasis: Dealing with the skin that you’re in
Psoriasis: Dealing with the skin that you’re in

Millions of Americans struggle with living in their own skin due to psoriasis. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, this chronic autoimmune skin disease affects more than 8 million people in the nation. It is caused when the top layer of the skin grows faster than the body can shed it. In a process of

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What seniors need to know about dental healthcare
What seniors need to know about dental healthcare

Getting older does not mean you outgrow maintaining healthy habits. This is especially true when it comes to the topic of dental health. As people age, proper oral hygiene and regular dental care can not only save your smile, but improve the quality of your life.  According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), 25

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