Osteoporosis – The Untreated Epidemic

A 74-year-old woman develops severe back pain after sneezing. She is brought to the emergency room by her family. An X-ray of the spine reveals that one of her vertebrae has collapsed by more than 50%. A 70-year-old man while making breakfast in his kitchen, trips over his cat, and lands on the floor and is [...]

By | February 18th, 2014|Categories: Resources|0 Comments

Backpack Safety Tips: What to Look for in a Backpack

Re-posted with permission from Happenings Magazine Class is in session! As the work load begins to pile up in schools, it’s important to notice the backpacks children are carrying. Overloading a backpack or wearing it improperly will dramatically increase the risk of back injuries. Seek a backpack that comes with a padded back to reduce pressure [...]

By | August 20th, 2013|Categories: Resources|0 Comments

Lymphedema Treatment in the Skilled Nursing Setting

The lymphatic system works with the immune system and the circulatory system to carry out its important functions. It works with the immune system to fight off diseases and destroy pathogens that invade our body and boost our immunities. It works with the circulatory system to deliver nutrients, oxygen and horomones throughout our body. It also [...]

By | June 7th, 2013|Categories: Resources|0 Comments

Caregiving: Help with Costs of this “Equal Opportunity Employer”

Caregiving is . . . “an equal opportunity employer crossing every boundary: financial, geographic, ethnic, educational and family relationships or partnerships,” says Kathleen Kelly, MPA, of the Family Caregiver Alliance. These days, more and more of us---an estimated 66 million Americans---are caregivers. Some are living with a parent, spouse or child who has a serious disability [...]

By | May 8th, 2013|Categories: Resources|0 Comments

What You Should Know About Concussions

Recently, Dr. Michael Raymond, director of the clinical & forensic neuropsychology program at Heinz Rehab Hospital, sat down with Mark Morris of Pennsylvania Youth Wrestling to discuss the dangers, assessment procedure, and rehabilitation process of sports-related head injuries. Click here to view the video.

By | February 1st, 2013|Categories: Resources|0 Comments

Torticollis: An Unusual Name for a Common Defect

The following article was featured in NEPA Family Magazine, written by Tina Gallagher Torticollis literally means “twisted neck” in Latin, and a baby with this condition will have her chin pointed toward one shoulder and the top of her head tilting in the opposite direction. Although many people have never heard of it, torticollis is the [...]

By | January 31st, 2013|Categories: Resources|0 Comments

Social Skills Training for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Abstract: Social skills training for individuals with autism spectrum disorder is essential across the developmental lifespan. However, literature on this topic has historically focused on preschoolers and elementary students rather than adolescents and young adults. Adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder encounter unique social challenges in college settings, employment environments, and communities. Thus, social [...]

By | January 17th, 2013|Categories: Resources|0 Comments

Urinary Incontinence: Everything You Want To Know, But Were Too Embarrassed to Ask

Urinary Incontinence (UI) is a more common problem than most people might think. We often associate it with getting older or after having a baby. The truth is that UI affects over 25 million adult Americans at some point in their lives. Recent consumer research reports that one in four women over 18, half of nursing [...]

By | October 4th, 2012|Categories: Resources|0 Comments

Americans Aging with Arthritis

Arthritis is defined as joint inflammation. There are more than 100 conditions classified as arthritis which affect joints and the tissue surrounding them. The pattern,s everity, and location of symptoms can vary depending on the specific form of the disease. Arthritic conditions present with symptoms such as joint and muscle pain, swelling, stiffness, and limited range [...]

By | October 4th, 2012|Categories: Resources|0 Comments

Weight Loss in the Elderly: Is Your Loved One at Risk?

Physicians and dietitians that work with the elderly know that monitoring weights are important for identifying changes in their condition that require action. As part of the aging process, changes occur in their habits, body, and behaviors that put them at risk for weight loss. For many elderly individuals, weight loss is the first clue that [...]

By | July 10th, 2012|Categories: Resources|0 Comments