Archive for the ‘Preventative Health’ Category

Tired, aching legs, swelling, pain, or varicose veins? You’re not alone. The American College of Phlebology (ACP) estimates that more than 80 million Americans have varicose and spider veins and up to 55% of women may be affected during their lifetime. Additionally, approximately 5% of the population have chronic venous insufficiency.

Learn 3 Simple Steps for healthier legs that you can take without invasive treatment.

Lao Tzu wisely said, “the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. As we celebrate National Public Health Week, Homecare Advocate is outlining 7 steps you can take to begin your journey to a life of health and wellness.

Let’s get straight to the heart of the matter; cardiovascular disease is a widespread epidemic in the United States, affecting 1 in 3 people. Learn how to show your heart some love with 5 Steps to a Healthy Heart.

Learn about a partial vs total hip replacement, the two surgical methods of a hip replacement surgery, the benefits and risks, and 15 Do’s & Don’ts following surgery.

Explore the important role that food plays in senior health by finding answers to 7 common food questions such as:
How many calories do seniors need each day?
What kind of problems can develop from malnutrition?
What kinds of food can I eat to minimize inflammation from my arthritis?
With 1 in 8 older Americans developing Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia, what foods can help increase focus?

Also included as a special bonus are several power-food recipes and a special story about one New Orleans food lover who is putting a healthy spin on classic Creole meals.
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At last weekend’s Home Remodeling Show, Lambert’s addressed the 3 keys to creating an accessible home. Read this post to learn about involving your physician in fall prevention and removing the physical and psychological barriers that prevent you from living safely and independently in your home.

In our 4th & final post on the Fall Prevention series, we’ll explore how minerals, fruits, & vegetables are the superfoods that keep your bones & muscles strong.

In  4th grade, I thought I was unstoppable at our school Field Day as I tore through the obstacle course going in and out, up and over, and wiggling my way through to the end.  Your home, my friends, should not be that obstacle course .  To minimize your risk of falling, you need to […]

Exercise plays an important role in reducing falls & keeping you healthy and strong. Learn about Endurance, Strengthening, Stretching, & Balancing Exercises and their important benefits for your long-term well being.

This month’s theme: Fall Prevention in a 4-part series. This post is 5 Important Conversations You Need to Have with Your Physician. It covers previous falls, health conditions, medications, assistive devices, exercise.