Act F.A.S.T. with a Stroke

Stroke ranks as one of the leading causes of death and disability. The American Stroke Association states that knowing the signs of a stroke can save lives. By learning the acronym F.A.S.T, we can quickly tell if someone is developing a stroke. F – Face Drooping- One side of the Read more…

Checkup Questions

Taking an active role in our health care can help ensure we receive the best possible care from the doctor. One way to do this is to make sure to get the most out of the office visit by preparing ahead of time. By preparing ahead of time, both you Read more…

Medication Management

Family caregivers are often tasked with managing their aging loved ones’ medications. Studies show that 87% of seniors take one prescription drug, 36% take 5 or more, and 38% use over-the-counter medications. Taking medicine correctly is essential for treating our loved one’s health conditions and managing symptoms. Putting a simple Read more…

Keeping Healthy During Winter

Winter can affect one’s health in myriad ways. It’s important to know these effects so we can better mitigate them. These are some common examples of how winter weather can affect a person’s health: During the winter, more time is spent indoors in response to the cold. This is not Read more…

Early Bird or Night Owl

Most people identify as either an early bird (or a lark) or a night owl.  The classic night owl seems to function better in the latter part of the day, whereas, the early bird jumps up at the crack of dawn and raring to go. These characteristics, referred to as Read more…

Walking to Relieve COPD

Walking is a safe and effective form of exercise for nearly everyone, including people living with COPD. The last thing someone with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may want to do is go for a walk. A study, published in Respirology, suggests people with COPD who walk at least two Read more…