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Vestibular Balance Issues: Physical Therapy Has Helped Countless Individuals Find Relief

Vestibular Balance Issues- Physical Therapy Has Helped Countless Individuals Find Relief

By Kaylee Weber, PT, DPT, Clinic Manager ApexNetwork Physical Therapy – Gillespie, IL Clinic At least 50 percent of the U.S. population will develop a balance issue, at some point in their lives. Balance disorders typically happen to the aging population, between the ages of 50 to 75, and most of these are related to vestibular disruptions. Patients suffering from …

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He’s not kidding… he really didn’t hear you

He’s not kidding… he really didn’t hear you

By Ann L. Rhoten, Au.D., CCC/A It’s sort of a joke that men have “selective” hearing. That is, they seem to be able to hear the things they want to hear … and unable to hear the things they don’t want to hear. The truth is, if your father, brother or husband seems to have this particular affliction, there’s a good …

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In Home Non-medical Care for Dementia Patients

Dementia is a condition characterized by a group of symptoms that often include memory loss, hallucinations, paranoia, agitation, personality changes, problems communicating, problems with motor skills and coordination, inappropriate behavior and an inability to reason. If your loved one has any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with their doctor as soon as possible to begin treatment. You may choose to …

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Hope and Optimism

Hope and Optimism

By Pastor Timothy L. Neptune Hope is confidence in God…not wishful thinking. To have hope is to trust in God to meet our needs…even in the midst of difficult times. When we do go through tough times our confidence in God can get a little rattled, as the Old Testament figure Job experienced. In the midst of his pain and …

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Palliative Care

Palliative Care

By Julie Carr, APRN – Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Have you heard about palliative care? Are you wondering what palliative care really is? The Community Palliative Care program has been part of Community Hospice and Palliative Care for nearly three years. Community Hospice and Palliative Care is two different teams working together to provide the best care for all our …

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Keeping Youth Athletes Safe in the Summer Heat

Keeping Youth Athletes Safe in the Summer Heat

Back to school brings lots of sports practices right in the middle of the hottest part of the day. It’s important for coaches, athletes and parents to be aware of how to prevent heat-related illness. To prevent heat illness (i.e. heat cramps, heat exhaustion, or heat stroke) or even heat stroke deaths during summer sports practices, consider the following important …

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Kinesio Taping

Kinesio Taping

By Ron Handshoe, MSPT Regional Manager, ApexNetwork PT Have you ever wondered why elite athletes wear bright-colored or weird shapes of tape on their shoulders or legs? Believe it or not, it’s not a fashion statement. Rather, the athletes are using a form of athletic taping known as Kinesio Tape. This method of taping was developed in 1979 by Dr. …

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Arthritis in Feet

Arthritis in Feet

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon Arthritis of the foot is inflammation and swelling of the synovium, the soft tissue and lining of the joints in the foot. An increase in the fluid within the joints is usually present as well. One or both feet may be affected. This condition can develop at any age, but is …

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Tomatoes: The great taste of summer

Tomatoes: The great taste of summer

Visit a farmers’ market or roadside stand anytime this month and you might just see a stunning array of tomatoes in reds, yellows, oranges, greens, purple and even black! If you’re lucky enough to stumble upon such a display, be sure to pick up several and give them a try! You’ll be shocked at the different textures and flavors of …

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5 Back-to-School Confidence Boosters for Your Kids

5 Back-to-School Confidence Boosters for Your Kids

By Susan Merrill The first day of school at my house ran the gamut from, “I am so excited to go back to school!” to “My stomach hurts. I don’t want to go to school.” In other words, there were years my kids couldn’t wait to go back, and there were other years when the dread they felt made my …

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Is Screen Time Straining Your Eyes?

Is Screen Time Straining Your Eyes?

Staring at your computer screen, smartphone, video game or other digital devices for long periods won’t cause permanent eye damage, but your eyes may feel dry and tired. Some people also experience headaches or motion sickness when viewing 3-D, which may indicate that the viewer has a problem with focusing or depth perception. What causes computer-use eyestrain? Normally, humans blink …

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Respect, quality, passion fuel first decade of Right at Home care

Respect, quality, passion fuel first decade of Right at Home care

Cathy Queen, RN, owner of Ceredo-based Right at Home of the River Cities, is celebrating 10 years in business. Right at Home serves seniors across the Tri-State areas of Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. Cathy, who earned her nursing degree from Southern West Virginia Community College and Technical College, has 28 years of experience in Home Health skilled care. In …

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Pack a Healthier Lunchbox this School Year

Pack a Healthier Lunchbox this School Year

When school is in session, it’s the perfect time to renew your family’s healthy eating habits by getting in a groove of lunchbox packing. While packing a healthy school lunch day after day can seem daunting, it doesn’t have to be. By taking the free Power Your Lunchbox Promise, you can gain access to customizable, make-ahead lunchbox inspiration like Black …

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Hydrating Your Soul

Hydrating Your Soul

By Ross Johnson, Lead Pastor, Gathering Pointe Church It was sometime during the summer of 2001. We had just moved our family from LaCrosse, WI where I served as a youth pastor for almost five years to Sellersville, PA to begin my Master of Divinity degree at Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary. I had about a month and a half of …

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Is it time for new hearing aids?

Is it time for new hearing aids?

By Ann L. Rhoten, Au.D., CCC/A If you have been on the hearing aid journey, either personally or with someone you care about, you know how difficult it can be. First the denial. Then the bargaining. And finally, the recognition that being able to hear clearly is just as important as being able to see, maybe more so After being asked …

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