• As we celebrate American Heart Health Month, it is important to understand exactly what heart-related health issues exist and how we can prevent them. Learn more about the types of heart disease and the factors that might be putting you or your loved ones at risk.

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  • Exercise is beneficial to our health, but many people assume it’s a time-consuming or exhaustive commitment. In reality, just 30 minutes of daily activity can increase your life expectancy and has numerous health benefits. Learn what small adjustments you can make that will have a big impact on your health.

    Improving Heart Health with Activity

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  • What Is Palliative Care?

    By Lauren Williams

    Understanding what palliative care is and how it can benefit you or a loved one is important. Palliative care is often confused with hospice care, comfort care or withholding curative care from which patients could benefit. This is not the case. Palliative care is for patients with chronic illness who can continue to receive curative treatments, while hospice care is for patients with terminal illness who have typically chosen to forgo curative treatments.

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  • Transitioning Home After Leaving a Medical Facility

    By Lauren Williams

    When you or a loved one leaves an acute care hospital, nursing and rehabilitation center or a long-term acute care (LTAC) hospital, recovery does not end. In many ways, it begins – whether you are going to another care setting or home.

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  • 8 Easy Ways to Prevent Winter Falls

    By Blair Klayko

    During winter months, the most common accidents that result in injury—slips, trips and falls—happen more frequently due to dangerous conditions created by wind, snow and ice. The good news is most falls can be prevented by taking these extra precautions.

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  • Doctors may recommend knee replacement surgery for patients who experience severe pain, stiffness and limited mobility due to arthritis or other degenerative conditions in their knee or knees. A knee replacement is recommended as a last resort after other treatments like medications, injections or arthroscopic surgery have been attempted.

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  • 5 Cold Weather Hazards You Might Be Overlooking

    By Margaret Schmidt

    Watch for these five potentially unforeseen hazards this winter and how to avoid them with these prevention tips.

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  • How to Avoid the Winter Blues

    By Maggie Cunningham

    As the days get shorter during the chilly winter months, many people experience sadness and anxiety. For some, this could just be a case of ‘winter blues’, but for others, it may be Seasonal Affective Disorder, aptly abbreviated as SAD. 

    According to psychiatrist Dr. Jason Hershberger in an article with The Huffington Post, “there are overlapping symptoms of sadness and melancholy, but holiday blues often lift after the holidays pass, [while] seasonal affective disorder typically runs until there is a significant change in the amount of sunlight that the patient experiences."

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  • Hospice care is not only for the patient, it is for the whole family. A team of doctors, nurses, social workers, spiritual care coordinators, family and volunteers work together with the goal of improving the quality of life for both patients and family. Hospice volunteers are an essential part of providing support, and the process is mutually rewarding and beneficial for both volunteer and recipient.

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