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Trouble Hearing? Why you need to do more than pump up the volume

Posted on July 18, 2016 in Health and Wellness for All Communities

Approximately 20 percent of Americans live with hearing loss, according to the Hearing Loss Association of America. If you’re among them, you may think all you need to do in order to hear better is to turn up the volume.

A Closer Look at People Living With the Most-Common Age-Related Vision Problem

Posted on July 18, 2016 in Health and Wellness for All Communities

Of all the health issues you may face as you age, vision problems can be particularly devastating. Yet, a new study reveals that many people still don’t understand the leading cause of legal blindness for older Americans.

Feeling rushed at the doctor's office? How to get more 1-1 time

Posted on June 16, 2016 in Health and Wellness for All Communities - 4 Comments

For patients and physicians alike, the current health care environment has never been more promising, but it’s also frustrating.

Ohio AG: Protecting Ohioans from Elder Abuse

Posted on June 15, 2016 in Health and Wellness for All Communities - 4 Comments

Elder abuse is a devastating reality for many older adults. The effects of elder abuse range from financial loss to physical injury or even death.

For Alzheimer's caregivers, knowledge is power

Posted on June 14, 2016 in Health and Wellness for All Communities - 4 Comments

Michael Snowden was just 12 and his sister 16 when their mother began to exhibit symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Although they didn’t receive a definitive diagnosis until seven years later, the need to assume caregiving roles while still in their teens profoundly affected their lives.

Nine in 10 people with high blood pressure can control it, but half don't

Posted on August 14, 2015 in Health and Wellness for The Vineyard on Catawba

Recent studies suggest that 9 out of 10 people with high blood pressure can control it; however, only about half of the people in the United States with high blood pressure do.

4 simple ways to protect yourself from cardiovascular disease

Posted on July 30, 2015 in Health and Wellness for The Vineyard on Catawba

Cardiovascular disease – damage to the heart and blood vessels – claims more American lives each year than all forms of cancer combined, according to the American Heart Association. Yet simple preventive steps, such as getting a cardiovascular screening, can help you make strides toward keeping your heart and blood vessels healthy.

How to prevent identity theft during tax season

Posted on April 3, 2015 in Health and Wellness for All Communities - 14 Comments

It’s the time of year when Americans gather their financial documents and anxiously await news of a tax refund or debt. While many hope to get money back, Time Magazine recently reported that the IRS paid an estimated $5 billion plus in false tax refunds in 2013, and according to Bloomberg Business that number could potentially grow to $21 billion by 2017.

5 health improvements you can make today that will pay off for a lifetime

Posted on February 23, 2015 in Health and Wellness for The Vineyard on Catawba

Improving your health and wellness can seem like a daunting task, especially if you know you have some bad health habits to break. But, several improvements you can make today can result in tremendous health benefits.

Healthy, Quick Meals at Home

Posted on February 17, 2014 in Health and Wellness for All Communities - 5 Comments

Our rehab guests often ask our dieticians about healthy eating at home.

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