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March 12, 2019

Our Brains Need Exercise, Too

Learn the ways you can have a positive effect on your cognitive healthBy Paula Spencer Scott The basics of heart health have been drilled into our brains: Eat less saturated fat. Keep moving. Know your “numbers” for cholesterol, blood pressure and BMI. But what about that brain itself? Although life […]
February 15, 2019

Understanding the Types of Rehab for Stroke Therapy

A breakdown of the various offerings and where insurance fits inBy Lisa Fields After a stroke, only about 10 percent of people recover almost completely without intervention. For everyone else, therapy is a crucial part of the recovery process. Whether you need physical, occupational and/or speech therapy following a stroke […]
February 1, 2019

Should You Adopt an 80-Year-Old?

Five programs that provide assistance for struggling older adultsBy Lisa Fields Everyone of a certain age remembers Sally Struthers’ Save the Children TV commercials, encouraging viewers to improve the life of an impoverished child in a developing nation by sponsoring him or her for the price of a cup of […]
January 30, 2019

Cash-ing” it in With Pet Visits!

Katherine Kimes visits residents at Westminster Place, the personal care community at our Oakmont campus, every Tuesday with her therapy dog, Cash. Cash is an energetic poodle who makes his way around the community with three goals: to make our residents smile, to visit as many folks as he can […]
January 25, 2019

5 Hidden Causes of Heart Disease

What can increase your risk and how to prevent itBy Frieda Wiley, PharmD Heart disease kills about 610,000 people in the United States each year — 1 in every 4 deaths — more than any other disease, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s commonly known that exercise […]