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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide, claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of women each year and affecting countries at all levels of modernization. According to the American Cancer Society, when breast cancer is detected early, and is in the localized stage,the 5-year relative survival rate is 99%. There are over 3.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. Adult women of all ages are encouraged to perform breast...

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Brain Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month A few facts about Alzheimer’s: • 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias worldwide. • Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. • Every 65 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. • One in 10 people age 65 and older has Alzheimer’s disease. • Two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women. What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia, a general term for memory...

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Hernia Awareness

What is a hernia? A hernia is a condition in which a portion of organ or soft tissue pushes through a hole or weak spot in a muscle or surrounding connective tissue that lines your abdomen or groin. It can be caused by an action that puts pressure or strain on an organ in that weak spot. Sometimes you can see the hernia, depending on its location and size. Certain activities can worsen the condition, like bending over or lifting...

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Symptoms of a Stroke

Symptoms of a Stroke   A stroke is caused by blockage or interruption of blood flow into or inside of the brain. Without a constant supply of oxygen, the tissue starts to die. Unless prompt medical treatment is given the sufferer may die or be left with permanent disability. Quick action can make all the difference. The American Stroke Association suggests the use of the F.A.S.T. acronym to recognize the symptoms of a stroke and to seek help if seen. Please...

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ALS Awareness Month

ALS Awareness Month   What is ALS?   ALS is an abbreviation for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. It is a chronic degenerative disease that affects nerve cells in both the brain and spinal cord. It is also commonly known as Lou Gerhig’s disease after the legendary baseball player who eventually succumbed to the illness. The term “amyotrophic” comes from the Greek language and translates to “no muscle nourishment,” referring to the deterioration of muscle control that occurs with ASL. Nerve transmission follows a path...

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Personal Protective Equipment

Personal Protective Equipment    The volume of information we see and hear on a daily basis regarding the Covid-19 pandemic can be overwhelming.  It has become increasingly difficult for the general public to determine what is relevant to know for the protection of their families.  Guidelines for the public from agencies such as the CDC and the WHO are fairly consistent and can be utilized as a trustworthy reference.  These sources have stated that the use of facial coverings, efficient hand...

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How to prevent infections

Infections are caused by microscopic organisms known as pathogens—bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites—that enter the body, multiply, and interfere with normal functions. Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Handwashing with soap removes germs from hands. This helps prevent infections because: People frequently touch their eyes, nose, and mouth without even realizing it. The first line of defense is to keep germs at bay by following...

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Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence What happens in the body to cause bladder control problems? The body stores urine in the bladder. During urination, muscles in the bladder tighten to move urine into a tube called the urethra. At the same time, the muscles around the urethra relax and let the urine pass out of the body. When the muscles in and around the bladder don’t work the way they should, urine can leak. The loss of bladder control, or leaking urine, is...

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Benefits of Home Health Care

Millions of Americans face the daily struggles of balancing family, career and home.  As our population ages many of us are left to manage a loved one’s medical needs as well.  Illness and injury are not something that most families consider until it is upon them.  The unexpected brings with it many critical decisions that must be made during what can be a very emotional time.  Many families live great distances apart, are struggling financially or are otherwise unable...

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Complete Physical Therapy as Instructed at Home

After an illness, injury, or surgery, you might work with a physical therapist to restore physical movement. Of course, all the work isn't done in the clinic: chances are, your therapist will give you instructions on how to do certain exercises and therapies at home. Your recovery rate and ability depend upon your commitment to following your therapist's instructions. Unfortunately, this isn't always easy though. Sometimes the demands of home and life distract us from sticking to the rehabilitation...

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