Be Well Blog

Spring Cleaning Safety Tips

After a long, cold winter, Spring is a welcome change. The season brings open windows, fresh air, blooming buds and – for many – Spring cleaning. The deep cleaning ritual typically involves scrubbing floors and windows, washing and replacing heavy linens and window coverings and returning to long neglected yard work.

S.M.A.R.T. Lifestyle Changes

We all make resolutions to eat healthier, exercise more, cut out junk food or join a gym. Whether the goal is to lose weight, gain strength or make healthier choices, we often look for the easiest means to the end.

Aquatic Therapy Benefits People with Parkinson’s Disease

Most people are aware that exercising in the water offers great benefits for people with joint issues, such as arthritis. But did you know that aquatic therapy also helps people with neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease (PD)?

Osteoporosis: A Concern for All Ages

Often associated with aging, osteoporosis is a silent disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration. The bone becomes porous and therefore fragile and susceptible to fracture. The price tag of osteoporosis is high and the human cost even higher as it interferes with activities of daily living and/or contributes to other health complications.

EMGs for Diagnosis

In health care, a diagnostic test is any kind of medical test performed to aid in the diagnosis or detection of disease. EMG is short hand for “electromyography,” which is a diagnostic test, much like an EKG or X-ray. The EMG measures the muscle response or electrical activity of muscles at rest and during movement or contraction.

An EMG is administered to:

Personal Health Information: How and What to Track

Quality health care is a team effort that includes doctors, nurses, pharmacists, insurance providers and, most importantly, patients and loved ones. You can play an active role in your health care by:

The Study of How You Walk and Its Impact on Your Medical Care

The study of a person's style of walking or running – referred to as “gait” – can be a very helpful and accurate clinical tool. Clinical gait analysis is the process of measuring a person’s walking/running characteristics and identifying abnormalities to assist in treatment decisions for persons with complex and not easily understood walking problems.

Cancer-Related Fatigue

When our calendars are bursting at the seams with work, household responsibilities and activities, feeling tired from time to time is almost expected. Cancer-related fatigue is very different and goes beyond feeling tired. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society, the well-documented phenomenon is the most common side effect of cancer treatment.

Bowel Management Requires More than Medication

Bowel dysfunction is a life altering consequence of a spinal cord injury (SCI) or other neurological disorders. It affects the physical, social and emotional well-being of people with spinal cord injuries and can result in fecal incontinence or severe constipation.
What is a bowel management program?

Pilates for Rehabilitation

Today you can find a Pilates class in nearly every community and Pilates fitness DVDs are readily available at your local store or online. It seems like everyone is either taking a Pilates class or interested in starting a Pilates exercise program.


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