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12 questions you should ask while touring an inpatient rehabilitation facility
12 questions you should ask while touring an inpatient rehabilitation facility

If you have suffered a serious debilitating illness, injury or recently had surgery, you may be considering inpatient rehabilitation to help get you on the path to recovery. It’s helpful to do your research before choosing a facility. An onsite tour can be useful in giving you hands-on information about a potential rehab program and

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Beyond hot flashes: How to take care of yourself in post-menopause
Beyond hot flashes: How to take care of yourself in post-menopause

The start of menopause may signal the end of a woman’s reproductive years, but it also heralds the arrival of a new part of her life. Post-menopause means a woman has been free from having a menstrual cycle for at least 12 months. There may be several changes to her body during this time, including

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Five benefits of swimming for older adults
Five benefits of swimming for older adults

No matter your age, maintaining health is essential to ensuring our bodies remain in good condition to sustain us through life’s changes. As our bodies’ cells age, they begin to lose the ability to function as well as in our younger years. Aging cells impact how well organs and systems can perform. For example, body

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Managing incontinence with exercise
Managing incontinence with exercise

Facing the loss of or a reduction in bladder control can be difficult for a person. They may experience embarrassment or depression for needing assistance with a deeply personal issue. Known as urinary incontinence, this condition is the accidental leaking of urine from the bladder. It is a common problem among older adults; however, it

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10 questions you should ask before entering inpatient rehabilitation
10 questions you should ask before entering inpatient rehabilitation

If you have suffered a serious debilitating illness, injury or recently had surgery, you may be considering rehabilitation to help get you on the path to recovery. As you look at your rehab options, you may have to decide what type of therapy best suits you. If inpatient rehabilitation has been recommended, you may want

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How seniors can maintain their independence with physical therapy
How seniors can maintain their independence with physical therapy

More than 70 million Americans age 50 or older suffer from at least one chronic condition, according to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Many of these chronic conditions can lead to older adults becoming seriously ill, having surgery or experiencing a debilitating injury. When a senior experiences illness, surgery or an injury, participation in

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Yoga can help keep your mind and body in shape
Yoga can help keep your mind and body in shape

Mindfulness is a buzzword that has become popular among lifestyle experts in recent years. But, what does it mean and how can it be achieved? Simply put, mindfulness is the state of being actively aware and attentive of the present. It means having an awareness of thoughts, feelings, sensations and your environment that is free

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Fruits and vegetables seniors need to stay healthy
Fruits and vegetables seniors need to stay healthy

No matter how old we get the importance of good nutrition will never diminish. Just because we grow beyond the age of having parents to encourage us to eat right does not mean we can leave fruits and vegetables out of our diets. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), many diseases that older people

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Strategies for Living: How physical therapy can help those with MS
Strategies for Living: How physical therapy can help those with MS

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a nervous system disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. It damages the myelin sheath, the material that surrounds and protects the nerve cells. This damage slows down or blocks messages between the brain and the body. Symptoms include visual disturbances, muscle weakness, balance and coordination problems, numbness and tingling,

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Rehabilitation provides help for seniors in pain
Rehabilitation provides help for seniors in pain

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Pain is cited as the most common reason Americans access the health care system. It is a leading cause of disability and it is a major contributor to health care costs. For older people, pain can

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