5 Tips for Talking With Your Parents About Assisted Living
Introducing the discussion on assisted living to your parents is a difficult task that requires planning. It’s natural for them to be defensive about the suggestion,
How new-age medicine is helping MLB pitchers improve recovery time
BRADENTON, Fla. — By now, the time line for recovery from Tommy John surgery is familiar even to the casual baseball fan. It takes at least a year, usually more. It takes tedious, monotonous work on the part of the player. Alternatives exist, but until now their use among established major leaguers has been limited — if tried at all. This season could provide a referendum on two of them. One surgical procedure could cut the recovery time in half. Another treatment could help a player avoid surgery altogether. “I think it can definitely help the game,” right-hander Seth Maness, who had a modified elbow ligament surgery in August, said by phone from spring training in Arizona. “But the circumstances have to be right.” Maness had a surgery on his right elbow known…
How IBM Watson Could Help Identify Patients for Home Care
IBM’s Watson gained fame for beating human Jeopardy! champions at the game, but the cognitive computing platform also could have some winning answers for the U.S. health care system—which cou…
How Do I Choose The Right Adult Day Care Program?
Occasional breaks are essential not only to your emotional well-being, but to the well-being of your relationships with the person you are caring for.
Frozen Shoulder: How can Physical Therapy Help Loosen the Joint?
Are you dealing with a pain in your shoulder during the day and at night? Are you noticing stiffness and decreased motion in your shoulder, making it difficult to perform your daily tasks? There is a chance you may have Adhesive Capsulitis, also known as Frozen Shoulder. Adhesive capsulitis commonly affects women more than men and it usually occurs between the ages of 40-70 years old. There is no known cause why people develop frozen shoulder, but studies show that those with diabetes, stroke, or Parkinson’s may be at a higher risk. It also tends to develop in those that have had an injury to the shoulder, or during periods of immobilization. The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint. It is made up of three bones, the humerus, scapula (shoulder), and clavicle (collar bone)…
Surgeon jumps from bridge after divorce from TV personality wife
A top local surgeon and the ex-husband of ABC News’ chief women’s health correspondent killed himself by leaping off the George Washington Bridge, it was reported Sunday. Dr. Robert Ash…
Everyone should cook with MSG, says food scientist
"I like to encourage my kids to eat a little healthier, so I'll sprinkle a little 'supersalt' in there. That stuff is really powerful."
Exercise Programs for Seniors
Fun, motivating, and convenient - welcome to PrimeFit Gym & Fitness at Leisure Care communities. Learn more about our active, independent living.
What A Career; What A Profession!!
Throughout the month of April, we recognize our occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants as a part of Occupational Therapy Month. What
Tips on choosing a nursing home
Selecting a nursing home is an important decision.