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Dance Yourself to Better Brain Health

— Neurologists tell us that one of the best ways to protect our brains is to exercise our bodies. Exercise not only protects us from heart disease and other health conditions that damage the brain … but in its own right, it increases brain size and builds connections in the brain that keep us sharp. Anything... Read More

Get On Up! Avoiding the Harm of an Inactive Lifestyle

— Researchers from University of Copenhagen wanted to learn more about the effects of inactivity. In a recent study, they had a group of men wear a leg pad that caused them to be highly inactive for two weeks. The startling results: After only two weeks, young test subjects lost a third of their muscle strength,... Read More

Senior Moment? Exercise Your Brain!

— Those little memory lapses we experience as we grow older can worry us. We’re introduced to someone but promptly forget their name. We look all over the place for our reading glasses, only to realize they are perched on our head. We save a document, but forget into which folder. We might joke about “senior... Read More

Diabetes: Focus on Caregiver Support

— November is National Diabetes Month and National Caregivers Month.  We know that many family caregivers are caring for a loved one with diabetes, or the caregiver themselves may be diagnosed with diabetes.  We dedicate this blog to the family caregiver and offer some tips on finding caregiver support. This year, the two celebrations are especially... Read More

Let’s Get Physical!

— The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is addressing common myths about physical therapy during National Physical Therapy Month.   . APTA shares some myths and facts about physical therapy to debunk misperceptions patients people might have about this transforming branch of the medical profession: 1. Myth: I need a physician’s referral to see a physical therapist.... Read More