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. According to a survey conducted by The Conversation Project, 90 percent of Americans believe talking about end-of-life care with loved ones is important, yet 27 percent of

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 programs and services. These hospitals offer advanced treatment tailored to each patient’s goals. Patients who may benefit from this type of care include those with some of the following conditions: • Fractures, joint replacements, musculoskeletal

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 tears are a common source of shoulder pain for many individuals. Rotator Cuff Injuries There is a spectrum of injuries that occur in

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 isn’t any more we can do,” hospice says, “There’s so much more we can do.” When a patient receives a number related to prognosis, we say it’s

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 stability to the knee. The meniscus is tough and rubbery to help cushion the joint and keep it stable. Sudden meniscus tears

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 energy levels. Improving your diet can help give you positive feelings, clearer thinking, more energy and a calmer mood – something I am sure we