Month: August 20131

Prolonged Sitting May Be Bad for your Health

The Silent Killer

Source from the AARP Bulletin, written by Stephanie Stephens Nearly 20 percent of adult Americans are living with hypertension-commonly known as high blood pressure-and don’t know it, according to the latest estimates from the American Heart Association. Only about half of the 78 million Americans diagnosed with hypertension are controlling…

Don't Be Weak in the Knees

by Martina Navratilova, AARP, June 27, 2013 When I was in my 30s, I had to withdraw from a Virginia Slims Championship because of persistent pain in my right knee. Rather than attempt to win a fifth title at that championship, I found myself under going arthroscopic surgery on both of my knees.…

Coping with Stroke

Free Resource for Consumers, Patients: Alzheimer's Association Helpline

Through their 24/7 Helpline, the Alzheimer’s Association provides reliable information and support to people with memory loss, caregivers, healthcare professionals and the public. Call toll-free anytime, day or night, at 1-800-272-3900. The highly trained and knowledgeable staff can provide help with: Understanding memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s Medications and other…

Healthy Recipe of the Week

Grilled Summer Squash or Zucchini  This is my favorite way to prepare summer squash or zucchini at this time of year. – Judy Cutler, PT, Orthopedics Manager at CareGivers America Clarks Summit What you’ll need: 1/4 cup light olive oil 2 cloves garlic crushed  Other fresh herbs (chives, basil, thyme, oregano, etc.) minced…

Alzheimer's Association-Community resources available

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias often creates more questions than answers and those affected can have a need for face to face help and support. As of today, the Alzheimer’s Association reaches millions of people affected by Alzheimer’s across the globe through our national office and more…

Three Ways to Protect your Assets from Nursing Home Costs

Source from Marshall, Parker, & Weber, LLC. Written By: Jeffrey Marshall   It’s a particularly unpleasant aspect of aging. We are likely to need long-term care services before we die. By “long- term care” I mean the type of care you need if you have a prolonged physical illness, disability…

Elder Care: Is depression a normal part of aging?

 By Karen Kaslow, For The Carlisle Sentinel Aging brings about many changes in an individual’s health. Decreased muscle strength and flexibility, wrinkled skin and vision changes are just a few of the common physical changes that occur with the aging process. Cognitively, the mind may become less sharp due to…

Medicaid Budget for Fiscal Year 2013-2014

Source: Pennsylvania Health Law Governor Corbett and the General Assembly reached agreement on the state budget but failed to reach any agreement on the Governor’s proposed state pension changes, transportation funding, or liquor store privatization plan. The $28.375 billion General Fund budget is an increase of 2.3% over the previous…
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