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World Health Day: A Healthier Senior Population is a Healthier World

April 7 is World Health Day, a day to consider the health of our world population and how we can continue to improve it. Today, more people are living longer than previous generations. A longer life span represents a significant opportunity for...

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Benefits of Physical Therapy

Physical therapy (PT) is often thought of as a temporary and supplementary treatment for a specific injury or ailment. However, PT is a therapy that – on its own – can help in treating and preventing many conditions. In fact, otherwise...

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Mini Strokes: Symptoms and Causes of Transient Ischemic Attacks

Many people are unaware of mini-strokes, also known as transient ischemic attacks, or TIA. According to www.nhs.uk, TIA is caused by a temporary disruption in blood supply to part of the brain, resulting in a lack of oxygen to the brain. A TIA...

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Warning Signs of Vision Problems in the Elderly

According to www.healthinaging.org, vision impairment and blindness affect one in 11 Americans age 65 and older. Because our population is aging, the number of older adults with vision problems is predicted to rise. With this, seniors are always...

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Heart Health Blog

Did you know that February is Heart Health Month? It's a time to become more aware of your cardiovascular health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. And focusing on your heart health has never been more important, as...

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Detecting Glaucoma

The path to recovery starts with detection. Early detection of health conditions can lead to a better prognosis and better overall health. Glaucoma (optic nerve damage) is one of the leading causes of blindness for seniors 60 years and...

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