August 23, 2017 - Wednesday

Relaxation Techniques

Relaxation Techniques

By Robby Lee Feldman, President, TranquilityTV – Stress. Just the word itself is stressful. But treating stress can be fun, easy, and creative. You’re about to see how. First, though, the mechanics of what causes stress. When stress overwhelms your nervous system, your body is flooded with chemicals that prepare you for “fight or flight.” While the stress response can …

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Catch Some Zzz’s, Lose the Pounds

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By Tara L. Parr, MPAS, PA-C, Medi-Weightloss March 2-9, 2014 is National Sleep Awareness Week. Most of us are aware of the importance of adequate and effective sleep to health and overall well-being. Lack of sleep or poor sleep quality can make you tired and sluggish, but did you know that it can also lead to body fat accumulation? Some …

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Village Home Health Teams Up With Telehealth

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Home Health agencies today are teaming up with Telehealth to provide closer  monitoring  of  patients  and better communication to physicians. What is Telehealth? Telehealth is the monitoring of a patient’s vitals by using in-home monitoring equipment. Telehealth products help patients with specific medical concerns to stay safe in their homes, as well as reduce the chance of returning to the …

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Take Action Against Arthritis

Take Action Against Arthritis

Rolling out of bed shouldn’t be so painful after eight hours of sleep. And pushing  the  grandkids  on  a  swing should probably be more enjoyable, you think to yourself. If these things come to mind, it might be time to speak to a specialist about whether you have or are at risk for arthritis. Could I Have Arthritis? If you …

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Helping Clients Win Social Security Disability Cases

Helping Clients Win Social Security Disability Cases

It is a frustrating feeling to work hard your whole life to support yourself and your family only to suffer a debilitating injury or illness that cuts your career short. It’s even more frustrating when Social Security, the government safety-net that you have been contributing to for years, denies your claim to collect Social Security Disability benefits. At the Law …

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MARCH IS NATIONAL BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH

BRAIN INJURY

As a leader in brain injury rehabilitation, MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital will join the Brain Injury Association of America and its partners this month in recognizing National Brain Injury Awareness Month. Throughout March, the hospital is taking a closer look at brain injury rehabilitation and the healing power it can offer to patients with head injuries. Smart Choices for Brain Injury …

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Urine Encyclo “pee” dia: What Your Pee Says about Your Health

Urine Encyclo “pee” dia

Your next bathroom break may expose more than you realize. Before you flush valuable health information down the drain, get better acquainted with your urine — a byproduct of the kidneys’ complex filtration system. These are the top 5 ways urine can reveal important information about your kidneys as well as your overall health, according to the National Kidney Foundation. …

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The Role of Physical Therapy in Cancer

The Role of Physical Therapy in Cancer

By Biagio Mazza, DPT According to the  World Confederation for Physical Therapy, PTs are experts in treating a wide range of diseases,  including cancer.  PT’s prescribe   exercise  as  part  of a structured, safe, and effective treatment regimen in order to prevent or address the functional deficits associated with a cancer diagnosis. Cancer is an umbrella  term used to describe more  …

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REALLY? SMOKING AFFECTS MY KIDNEYS?

SMOKING AFFECTS MY KIDNEYS

By Mikki Mills, RN, MSN & Stacy Searcy – For many decades, the U.S. Surgeon General has warned Americans about the ill effects from smoking.  Although it is beyond any doubt that smoking is the number one preventable cause of death in most countries, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that smoking harms nearly every organ of the …

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20 Ways to Enjoy More Fruits and Vegetables

20 Ways to Enjoy More Fruits

Building a healthy plate is easy when you make half your plate fruits and vegetables. It’s also a great way to add color, flavor and texture plus vitamins, minerals and fiber. All this is packed in fruits and vegetables that are low in calories and fat. Make 2 cups of fruit and 2 1⁄2 cups of vegetables your daily goal. …

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Hospice Care Enhances Quality of Life

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What Is Hospice? Hospice is a unique care program designed to meet the special needs of terminally ill patients and their families. Good Shepherd Hospice is not a facility; instead we provide services wherever the patient lives—at home or in a long term care setting. Hospice helps patients and families cope with the physical, emotional, social, financial and spiritual aspects …

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THE WARRIOR WITHIN

THE WARRIOR WITHIN

Life isn’t easy but it is a wonderful gift to unwrap throughout our journey from beginning to end. Life presents a number of challenges every day. Did you notice I chose the word “challenges” instead of problems? How we think greatly impacts the results of our experiences. A Warrior is someone who embraces courage, compassion, discipline and training to master …

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Trending in Business: A Quiet Mind

Trending in Business

By Kim Colegrove – Contemplative practices, such as meditation and mindfulness, have become hot topics in corporate wellness programs. According to HR consulting and outsourcing giant Aon Hewitt, over 25% of large American companies have launched stress reduction initiatives.  Some of these companies include Google, Apple, General Mills and Target. And Harvard Business School has stated, “The two most effective …

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COLON CANCER: SCREENING IS THE KEY!

Cancer of the colon and rectum (colorectal cancer) is the third most commonly diagnosed, and the second leading cause of cancer related death among men and women in this country. The National Cancer Institute estimates that there will be 143,460 new cases of colon and rectal cancer in 2012 and 51,690 deaths due to this cancer. THE IMPORTANCE OF A …

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