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October 7, 2020

How Physical Therapy Can Improve Your Quality of Life

October is National Physical Therapy Month – a great time for us to honor Family Home Health’s physical therapists and the work they do to keep our clients healthy. In case you’re not familiar with what physical therapists do, we wanted to share some information about their work and how they can help improve your... Read More
September 9, 2020

What You Should Tell Your Doctor

September is Healthy Aging Month, which focuses on ways that people can stay healthy as they age. An important aspect of aging well is communicating well with your doctor. Talking about your health means sharing information about how you feel not just physically, but also emotionally and mentally. Here are a few tips for your... Read More
July 8, 2020

For Seniors, Mental Health Treatment Supports Physical Health

As we grow older, we are more likely to be living with chronic health conditions. Heart disease, arthritis, vision and hearing loss, diabetes and many other illnesses all can take a toll on our quality of life, so it’s not surprising that many seniors who are living with health challenges are also dealing with depression,... Read More
March 12, 2020

Ten Superfoods that May Help to Enhance Your Health

March is National Nutrition Month, making this the perfect time to take a look at some of the foods that have been shown to improve health, reduce risk for many diseases and increase longevity. Many studies have shown that Mediterranean-style diets – which consist of consuming lots of fruits and vegetables, fish, whole grains, and... Read More
February 13, 2020

What You Stand to Gain by Losing Weight

  February is American Heart Month. As we discussed in this post, maintaining an appropriate weight is one of the best ways to reduce your risk for heart disease. Losing unwanted pounds can also increase your health in other ways. It’s no secret that carrying extra weight can be harmful. You’ve undoubtedly heard the about... Read More
August 14, 2019

Breathe Easier when Living with COPD

  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for a variety of progressive lung diseases including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 12 million Americans are diagnosed with the disease and another 12 million are thought to be undiagnosed. Death rates from the disease are rising; currently... Read More
February 15, 2019

How to Live Well with Congestive Heart Failure

  Congestive heart failure (CHF) sounds scarier than it is. While it is a serious condition that needs prompt medical attention, it doesn’t mean that your heart has “failed.” It simply means that the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s optimal needs. This can be because of a leaky valve,... Read More
May 15, 2018

Exercise Is a Key Component to Aging Well

  The famous centenarian George Burns once quipped, “If I knew I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself!” More and more, taking care of oneself isn’t about extending the length of one’s life – it’s about continuing to live well as we age. One of the most... Read More