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Category: Fitness

More therapists turning to Wii Golf

Seniors who find that it’s difficult to move around may employ a home health care provider in order to help with day-to-day activities. Now, it seems as though a popular video game could also assist in movement.

Health News Round-Up: Combating Cancer from a New Research Angle

Cancer Research Suggests a New Genetic Frontier in Treatment Previously, treating a patient’s cancer meant treating the type of cancer: breast, prostate, skin, etc. Some types call for specialized surgeries, others for specifically developed medications, others for finely tuned chemotherapy or radiation…

‘Vestibular Rehab’ Sounds Dizzying – But It’s Quite the Opposite

Fall risk continues to increase as we get older, and vestibular dysfunction, better known as vertigo or dizziness, plays a big role in our ability to stay on our feet.  As we age, dizziness can be a major symptom indicating underlying health…

Keeping You on Your Feet and Engaged in Your Favorite Activities

Mobility becomes increasingly challenging as we age, and as a result, one in three seniors over the age of 65 experiences a fall causing over two million ER visits each year.  Not only does falling pose a risk to our health, but…

Counteract Aging: Tips to Maintain and Improve our Physical Bodies

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could slow down time? We could savor more moments, build stronger relationships, and not feel pressured to make difficult decisions, especially when it comes to our healthcare.  Unfortunately, time moves quickly as does our aging process and…

Reducing your Health Risks with Exercise: Counteract the Aging Process

Exercising as you age is becoming increasingly important.  While our society continues to see an uptick in medicinal methods to treat illness, people often forget that exercising promotes a natural rejuvenation of the body.  Activities as simple as walking around the block…

Endurance Exercise to Reduce the Risk of Falling

As the body ages, it naturally loses bone density and muscle mass. Endurance exercises help maintain and strengthen muscles, reduce the risk of falls in older individuals and can help reduce symptoms related to depression, arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, and back pain, according…

Movement Disorder Specialist: Beyond a General Neurologist

A neurologist with a movement-disorder specialty can improve your quality of life. According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF): A movement disorder specialist is a doctor, a neurologist in fact, who is trained specifically to treat movement disorders.  Parkinson’s disease is a…

LSVT & Medication Reconciliation – One Patient’s Path to Enjoying Life Again

The emotional toll of a medical diagnosis can add another wrinkle to an already stressful circumstance. In particular, when declining health makes favorite or even routine activities seem out of reach, patients may spiral into depression. For family and caregivers doing their…

Health News Round-Up: Dementia Considerations and Holiday Expectations

Balancing Holiday Traditions with Dementia Changes This compassionate piece centers on one family adapting to a mother’s advancing Alzheimer’s disease, and how it has changed their holiday customs. They make fewer social appearances and do extra preparation to preserve her routines, while…

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