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End-of-Life Care – Start the Conversation Today


The final chapter of our lives can be filled with difficult and emotional decisions. A rapid decline in health or an emergency can prompt family members and health care professionals to have to make critical end-of-life care choices. Our personal intentions can get lost during these often-hurried situations....


How Can a Rehabilitation Hospital Help You and Your Family?


Deciding on care for a loved one with serious medical conditions can be confusing. In south central Pennsylvania, rehabilitation hospitals offer patients opportunities to move toward wellness and independence. An inpatient rehabilitation hospital provides physical medicine as well as rehabilitation...


Rotator Cuff Tears


What is the Rotator Cuff? The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder. The rotator cuff assists in raising the arm away from the body and overhead. It also maintains proper position of the shoulder joint and provides stability to the shoulder joint. Rotator cuff...


The Relief of Hospice - Hospice as a Concert of Care


People tend to put off accessing hospice care because it represents a life-altering shift: acknowledging that a disease in its advanced form will not be cured and that time is limited. As hospice providers, fellow mortals and Americans, we understand the hesitation. Yet when a physician says, “There...


What are the Options with Meniscus Tears?


Meniscus tears are among the most common knee injuries. When people talk about torn cartilage in the knee, they are usually referring to a torn meniscus. Your meniscus is a wedge-shaped piece of cartilage that sits between the thigh bone and the shin bone. It acts as a shock absorber and provides some...


Food and Mood


Exploring the relationship between what you eat and how you feel can have a huge impact on your health. Forgetting the importance of nourishing your body with nutrient-dense foods can alter your brain chemistry and lead to a host of mood-related issues, such as depression, anxiety, brain fog and zapped...


The Relief of Hospice


There’s nothing like the relief of cool water, a warm bed, unexpected help or reuniting with someone you love. Sometimes people can’t define what they need, but when relief comes, they know it. That’s how it is with hospice. People who qualify for hospice likely have been on a difficult road, perhaps...


Can Evidence-Based Healthy Living Programs Really Help?


Many programs are described as being “evidence-based” but what does this really mean? The Center for Healthy Aging at the National Council on Aging (NCOA) says that evidence-based programming translates tested program models or interventions into practical, effective community programs that can provide...


Integrated Medical Services: A New Trend in Modern Medicine


It has always been my belief that in order to fully take care of a patient, a comprehensive plan and resources need to be in place. While there are many aspects of good patient care, access to services is vitally important along with those resources communicating with each other to coordinate that care....


When Enough Is Enough, Hospice Provides More.


One of the toughest questions we may face is: When it comes to medical intervention, when is enough, enough? We Americans have looked to the healthcare system all our lives, from immunizations and well checks to flu shots and cancer screenings. We’re familiar with the cycle of diagnosis and treatment...

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