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Three ways to prepare for joint replacement surgery
Three ways to prepare for joint replacement surgery

Joint replacement surgery is one of the most common orthopaedic procedures performed in the United States. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, in 2011, more than one million hip and knee replacement surgeries were performed in the U.S. As our bodies age, the likelihood of needing one or more joints replaced becomes more

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How to practice good nutrition during the holidays
How to practice good nutrition during the holidays

The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are nearly upon us, bringing promises of good times and good food. The holiday season is usually a time for gatherings with friends and family that include plentiful food and drinks. These times can also mean overindulging in some of our favorite comfort foods and desserts. A typical holiday meal

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How to use a walker properly
How to use a walker properly

The need for an ambulatory assistive device may become necessary as we age or experience injuries that impact our mobility. These devices are often used to help individuals with decreased balance, pain, weakness, fatigue, or joint instability. They also take the weight off a lower extremity that has undergone a surgery. Despite the many benefits

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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 a time of opportunity to live an optimally healthy life. September is Healthy Aging Month and it’s a perfect time

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What to expect after knee replacement surgery
What to expect after knee replacement surgery

If you are age 45 and older and have been battling a painful or arthritic knee, a total knee replacement could be in your future. Knee replacement surgery is one of the most common inpatient procedures for older adults. In fact, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons reports that by 2030, knee replacement surgeries are

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How to use your cane properly
How to use your cane properly

The need for an ambulatory assistive device may become necessary as we age or experience injuries that impact our mobility. These devices are often used to help individuals with decreased balance, pain, weakness, fatigue, or joint instability. They also take the weight off a lower extremity that has undergone a surgery. Assistive devices such as

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Five health conditions older men need to know about
Five health conditions older men need to know about

During the month of June, healthcare advocates across the nation will unite to raise awareness of preventable health problems among men. Men’s Health Month is an opportunity to encourage men of all ages to seek regular medical advice and take steps for early treatment of disease and injury. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics,

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Exercise helps fight chronic disease and the effects of aging
Exercise helps fight chronic disease and the effects of aging

No matter your age, maintaining health is essential to ensuring our bodies remain in good condition to sustain us through life’s changes. As we age, changes in the body are natural and inevitable. As the body’s cells age, they begin to lose the ability to function as well as in younger years. Aging or dying

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Occupational therapy helps older people have fuller lives
Occupational therapy helps older people have fuller lives

For more than 100 years, occupational therapy has been the only profession that helps people across all ages do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities. Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or

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Eating properly more important as we get older
Eating properly more important as we get older

As we age, the importance of what we put into our bodies should not be taken lightly. In fact, maintaining a healthy diet could be the difference between life and death for some seniors with chronic conditions such as diabetes or heart disease. March is National Nutrition Month and this is a great time to

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