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Risk of Macular Degeneration Increases Three-Fold for Those 75+

Boulder, CO
303-772-3300.

Approximately 11 million people are affected with Age-related macular degeneration in the US alone. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an acquired disease of the retina that can cause significant visual impairment.  The prevalence is similar to that of all invasive cancers combined, and more...


Could Healthier Sleep Lead to Healthier Weight?


Are you losing sleep because of your weight? For most of us, the answer is “probably.” Is there a link between healthy sleep and healthy weight? Definitely. Sleep disordered breathing, especially obstructive sleep apnea, affects a host of things that sabotage you getting to the healthy weight you’re...


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...


Walk to End Alzheimer’s


Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and affects 5.7 million Americans. This devastating and debilitating disease is the ultimate thief of memories, independence, control, time, and, ultimately, life. The disease is often dealt with in silence. Those facing the...


Wound Healing Among Seniors


  Seniors are prone to skin complications ranging from itching, scaling and mild dryness to grave skin conditions such as infection and ulcerations. As we age, our skin injures more easily and heals more slowly. A severe skin infection or non-healing wound in the elderly can be very serious, even...


Walk to End Alzheimer’s


Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the fifth-leading cause of death for individuals age 65 and older. This devastating and debilitating disease is the ultimate thief—of memories, independence, control, time, and, ultimately, life. The disease is often dealt...


Tips for Elderly Wound Care


When caring for your own or for a loved one’s wound, it is important to understand at-home treatment methods as well as symptoms that require professional medical attention. Wounds can be caused by injury, disease (such as diabetes), a surgical incision, poor circulation, poor nutrition or other factors....


Alcohol and Prescription Medication Abuse in the Older Adult


Although seniors make up only 12% of the population, they are prescribed about 30% of all drugs. Not only are they prescribed more drugs, these drugs may have a greater effect on them. It has been estimated that over 20% of Medicare payments are related to hospitalizations caused by smoking, drinking...


Alcohol and Prescription Medication Abuse in the Older Adult


Although seniors make up only 12\% of the population, they are prescribed about 30\% of all drugs. Not only are they prescribed more drugs, these drugs may have a greater effect on them. It has been estimated that over 20\% of Medicare payments are related to hospitalizations caused by smoking, drinking...

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