Occupational therapy department gets patients back to everyday life

In honor of Occupational Therapist Month, we’re celebrating our community’s occupational therapists Celice Stancil, left, and Tyler Stoddard.
March 19, 2018

How to Bounce Back From a Health Crisis

After a major injury or illness, your own participation and perspective can make the difference between moving past a health crisis and letting it define the rest of your life.Psychologist Elizabeth Lombardo cites two reasons why. First, the right attitude corresponds with a stronger commitment to physical therapy or rehabilitation. Plus, happiness is healing. “When we experience chronic stress, when we’re upset or depressed, that actually impedes our immune system,” says Lombardo. “Our body does not heal as well.”
February 16, 2018

October is national Physical Therapy Month

You probably think physical therapy is something you need only after an injury or when your health is in decline. But modern physical therapy is turning the focus toward prevention of falls, help with chronic pain and other common wellness concerns for seniors.
September 20, 2017

7 Ways to Step Up Your Self-Care as You Age

How do you cope with aging? I’ve been thinking about that question since first exploring it two years ago on Next Avenue. This time, I was prompted to add to my list after a rather unusual conversation with my doctor. Below are seven of my self-care “do’s.” What are yours?
September 18, 2017

What's Better for You: Butter or Margarine? Red Wine or White?

Take a deeper look at the current line of thinking on 4 popular food duels. [Photo credit: Adobe Stock][/caption]In the world of nutrition, certain debates seem to ping pong back and forth. Like the issue of butter vs. margarine. Or the battle between coffee and tea. It all starts when a new study comes along that seems to give a leg up to one food choice above the other. So the debate over healthy food choices marches on.
August 8, 2017