Thanks to today’s quality post cardiac rehabilitation programs, these days more and more people manage to survive severe heart problems that often cause millions of fatalities worldwide.  This quality care allows cardiac patients to avoid further complications and make positive changes to enhance their life expectancy and improve their overall heart health. Read more

Joint replacement surgery and joint replacement recovery are common areas of focus for surgeons and patients today.  These days, damaged joints can be safely removed and replaced with new ones via a surgical procedure known as joint replacement surgery. This type of intervention is usually performed by an orthopedic surgeon. In some cases, instead of removing the entire joint, doctors will only fix or replace the damaged sections. Read more

Regardless of their background, age or medical history, most seniors are dealing with the same wellness issues that impact their well-being, including depression, reduced mobility, lack of independence, safety concerns, and age-specific health issues.

Those who strive to improve their quality of life, reduce their dependency on others, and benefit from the best care tailored to their unique medical and non-medical needs usually thrive in senior living communities that have embraced whole-person well-being programs to restore the balance of their clients and improve all the aspects of their daily lives. Read more

During summer, the media and our doctors always advise us to minimize heat wave exposure, spend more time indoors, and drink as much water as possible. In theory, we all know that we should drink those 8 glasses of water on a daily basis to stay hydrated. Nonetheless, very few people can actually stick to this healthy hydration habit and turn it into an essential pillar of their new lifestyle plan. This brings us to a very important question: why exactly do we need water in the first place? Read more

Therapy to Restore Speech Lost to Aphasia

Did you know that strokes are the fifth most common cause of disability in the U.S? Strokes can be caused by a plethora of factors, including vascular malformations, trauma, and elevated blood pressure. A stroke can impact one’s overall health and quality of life in a number of ways, by triggering multiple communication problems.  One such problem is Aphasia, a language disorder affecting the stroke sufferers’ ability to communicate, which requires speech therapy to help the sufferer learn to communicate again. People that suffer from Aphasia typically have symptoms associated with damage to the left side of their brain. The person may have difficulty finding or pronouncing words, forming sentences, misunderstanding what others say, difficulty spelling and writing sentences, and problems with counting or reading the time on a clock. Read more

Understanding Stroke Risk

According to the numbers provided by the American Stroke Association, someone in the US has a stroke every 40 seconds. The fact that strokes are often ignored or mishandled is just as disturbing. Read more

Healthy bones are an invaluable asset at any age, allowing individuals to move freely, conduct daily tasks at a normal pace, embrace healthy, active lifestyles and avoid pain and discomfort like the ones caused by osteoporosis. Read more

Achieving a work-life balance is a concept involving choices and priorities related to the professional (career, work, education) versus the personal (family, friends, recreation) aspects of daily life. These choices may be routine and impact only the short-term, or they may be more significant and life-changing. Read more

May, also known as Healthy Vision Month, offers people living in the U.S. the perfect opportunity to prevent and address some of the most common eye problems by scheduling an eye exam. Taking good care of our eyesight should be a number-one priority at any age, because healthy vision can contribute a great deal to a safer, more active and more fulfilling lifestyle. Working in partnership with the National Eye Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages millions of Americans to improve their eye health and maintain good eyesight by undergoing a comprehensive, dilated-eye exam. Read more

Hot weather is dangerous! As the temperatures increase, older adults are more prone to harmful effects. As we age, it becomes more difficult for our bodies to adjust and react to sudden changes in temperature. Dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke are all a serious concern for the elderly. It is important to know the warning signs and take steps to prevent heat-related illnesses. In fact, about 40% of heat-related fatalities in the U.S. are among people over 65, according to The University of Chicago Medical Center.

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