What do Loni Anderson, Christy Turlington, King Edward VII, Johnny Carson and more than 12 million Americans have in common? They have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. Another 12 million have it but don’t know it. COPD is now the third leading cause of death in America, yet many people are unaware of COPD and its devastating effect on the lungs.
What’s the leading cause of injury in older adults? It’s not what you think…
If I were to ask you, “What is the most likely cause of injury death for older adults?” what would you say? Car accident? Bike accident? Yoga accident?
Falls are surprisingly the leading cause of injury death for adults ages 65 years and older. The Centers for Disease Control reports over 2.5 million older adults are treated in emergency rooms for fall injuries each year. Among those that fall, 20 to 30 percent suffer moderate to severe injuries, such as head trauma and fractures. Read more
Thank you to Marisa McPeck-Stringham, of The Huffington Post, for featuring The Healthcare Resort in a recent blog post:
Looking at pictures of The Healthcare Resort facilities, you would think you are looking at a five-star resort: aesthetically pleasing and luxuriant modern furniture, the latest in amenities, world class chefs, theater rooms, games rooms, and a pub. What you’re really looking at is the “fusion of world class health care and personalized hospitality.”
Thank you to Mike Stapley, KSL.com Contributor, for featuring our upcoming Utah location for The Healthcare Resort:
At some point in our lives, most of us will need either short or long-term care in a physical rehabilitation or care center. Most of us, whether as patients or visitors, have not looked upon these facilities fondly..”
Fall and winter seasons can bring many great things: changing weather, football, and special holidays. But for many, the change in season could mean a change in health when they catch the flu. Flu season in the United States begins as early October and can linger until May. Read more
With football, basketball, soccer and more, food and game day are a perfect pair. No matter where you’re cheering, keeping your family and friends happy with game day snacks is a big part of the experience. Putting a healthy snack on the table, however, can be difficult. Some popular game day dishes are very unhealthy, and your audience may be too busy focusing on the game to think about making smart choices. Read more
Exercising is important for everyone at every age. Later in life, it may be difficult to recreate the long-distance jogging or weightlifting abilities from yesteryear, but that is certainly no excuse to give up on exercise. Read more
The average American possesses and hands over a great deal of personal information: credit card numbers, social security numbers, passwords, etc. Unfortunately, scammers recognize how much personal information is out there and see a booming business opportunity. These thieves are crafty and they can get your information from you before you even realize it’s gone. Read more
How to Keep Young Athletes Safe From Heat Illness
Kids benefit tremendously from summer sports. They’re a great outlet for exercising, building relationships, and instilling confidence. But in hot weather months, extra care needs to be taken to ensure that young athletes don’t overheat while they’re out in the sun. Read more
Father’s Day has been celebrated and June is nearing its end. That means it’s time to start planning for the next big holiday: the Fourth of July! Whether you’re gathering with a few close friends or planning a potluck with the neighbors, you can take steps to have a healthy Independence Day party.
Here are a three ways to make sure your patriotic party is a success.