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 looking for. First, people who are poorly rested tend to be sluggish and irritable and will reach for high sugar foods to give them a short-term energy

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

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 disease feel a stigma surrounding their diagnosis and often don’t seek the support they need. At the Alzheimer’s Association, we hear from individuals daily that they “feel alone.” Family and

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 fatal. Common skin conditions of the elderly • Senile Purpura — purplish spots that appear most often on the arms and legs due to thinness

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 with in silence. Those facing the disease feel a stigma surrounding their diagnosis and often don’t seek the support they need. At the Alzheimer’s Association, we hear from individuals daily