Must-do, can-do tips for people dealing with chronic pain
If you live with chronic pain, you know that the real costs of pain far exceed the hundreds of billions of dollars spent on treatment efforts or lost to decreased job productivity each year. Pain can have a serious long-term physical and emotional impact, and can affect every aspect of your life.
Guidance, help and hope for those living with chronic pain
It's the health challenge that affects nearly a third of American adults - more than heart disease, diabetes and cancer combined, according to a recent report. It costs society between $560 billion and $635 billion in medical bills and lost productivity every year. You or someone you love may be directly affected. What i...
The vital ingredient for chronic pain relief: self-management
For the 100 million American adults living with chronic pain, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Just as the causes of pain vary from person to person, the therapies that will bring relief are many and diverse. Yet one approach has proven universally helpful for people living with chronic health challenges: self-man...
Fall-prevention strategies boomers can fall in love with
You're only as old as you feel, which is great news for today's baby boomers, as 61 percent report they feel younger than their true age. But despite feeling great, the reality is that adults may need to make minor changes to their homes and lifestyles to ensure they can continue to enjoy safe, healthy and independent li...
How physical therapists help you stay fit after 50
At 78 million strong, baby boomers are a generation known for redefining aging. Although boomers are more health-conscious, educated and financially secure than previous generations, America's worsening obesity epidemic has also touched this age group and threatens their long-term health and the active lifestyles they em...
Holiday safety tips for older drivers
Trips to visit family and friends, nighttime drives to midnight Mass or to look at Christmas lights, emergency runs to the grocery store - driving is as much a part of the holiday season as gift wrap and Christmas carols. No matter where you live in the country, driving during the holidays presents some unique challenges...