Improve Parkinson’s Symptoms with More Physical Activity

Improve Parkinson’s Symptoms with More Physical Activity

A new study from the University of Michigan shows that everyday physical activity is linked with less severe motor symptoms in Parkinson’s patients.1 The good news is the activity doesn’t have to include vigorous exercise. Taking your dog for a walk, working in the garden, or going grocery shopping are great examples of ways to
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In-Home Care for Pneumonia is Safe and Effective

In-Home Care for Pneumonia is Safe and Effective

Did you know that research shows home health for retiree’s suffering from mild to moderately severe pneumonia is just as safe and effective as hospitalization? In fact, treatment at home is also patient preferred. While pneumonia hospitalizations are declining, it is still the second most common cause of people age 75+ being admitted to the
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Eating Whole Grains Linked With Lower Risk of Death

Eating Whole Grains Linked With Lower Risk of Death

A large meta-analysis published in the American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation, finds that eating whole grains is associated with a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer, and all causes. Consuming at least three servings (48 grams) per day reduces the total number of deaths by 20 percent. Heart disease and cancer death rates
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Nerve Damage in the Neck? Physical Therapy Can Help!

Nerve Damage in the Neck? Physical Therapy Can Help!

Cervical radiculopathy, often occurring as a result of an opening between two vertebrae, is a disorder where nerves are damaged in the neck. In addition to the neck, pain and other symptoms can arise in the shoulders, arms, or hands. The good news is a recent randomized, controlled trial shows that physical therapy provides clinically
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Occupational Low Back Pain. Take It Seriously.

Occupational Low Back Pain. Take It Seriously.

Did you know that if back pain makes a person miss four to twelve weeks of work, that person will have a 40% chance of missing work for the next year? When it comes to back pain, we are not fans of the wait and see approach. We encourage professional assessment and early, active intervention.
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