Traditional Medicare vs Advantage Plans

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During this time of year, patients are often deciding on their health insurance for the upcoming year. We get lots of questions about the difference between Traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans. Here are some of the differences between the two. The differences in regards to physical and occupational therapy are listed at the bottom. Choice Traditional Medicare: Allows you …

Breast Cancer & Lymphedema

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! In honor of that, we wanted to put together some helpful information regarding lymphedema caused by breast cancer treatment. Lymphedema Lymphedema is a chronic condition that can occur as a result of breast cancer treatment, especially if any lymph nodes are removed or damaged during surgery. Symptoms of lymphedema include swelling, discomfort, heaviness, and …

Signs of a Stroke

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If you have any of the following symptoms call 911 immediately! Act F.A.S.T. It’s important to act fast if you think someone’s having a stroke! Recognize the symptoms by thinking F.A.S.T. F – Face: Ask them to smile. Does either side of their face droop? A – Arms: Ask them to raise both of their arms. Does one arm drift …

Stop Icing

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From a young age we’re taught that if something hurts you should put ice on it. If you sprain your ankle at practice, wrapping a bag of ice tightly around the injured area is the first step in treatment. We do this because we’ve been told that icing helps reduce harmful inflammation and swelling, and even kick starts the recovery …

Sitting: Could it be the new smoking?

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It may feel nice to sit & relax, but too much can hinder your health! Sitting for an extended period increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, anxiety, depression, diabetes, varicose veins, DVTs, and some cancers. Not only does it increase our risk for these chronic diseases, but it also weakens our muscles and causes weight gain. Our bodies are made …

Tips To Keep You Young!

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Aging is inevitable, but you can still be healthy, active, and preserve your quality of life! Staying Active It is so important to stay active as we age. Just 30 minutes of physical activity a day can help build muscle and keep bones strong to avoid unwanted falls and injuries. Diet Diet is another factor to consider when getting older. …

Exercising Post COVID-19

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Getting back into shape after COVID-19 can be a struggle. How can you get back to having an active lifestyle and regain your quality of life? Following a few tips can make it an easier transition. First, you may consider talking to a doctor or your primary care physician before engaging in high level activities. This is especially recommended if …

Joint Pain — Common, But Not Normal

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Did you know… There are 360 joints in the human body! If you are having joint pain, why? What can you do to relieve it? Joint pain can be caused by arthritis, bursitis, or inflammation. So, what caused the inflammation? Injury or trauma? Repetitive activity? Exercising incorrectly? Or it could be… foods that are high in sugars?! Doctors can do …

National Sleep Awareness Month

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March is National Sleep Awareness Month! Although many people enjoy sleep, we rarely get a sufficient amount. In fact, only 67% of adults and 22% of high school students get adequate sleep. On top of this, 3 out of 5 people are light sleepers. We need to do better! Follow these tips for better sleep: Get about 20-30 minutes of …