Head-To-Toe Health

Prevent Falls & Injury During Winter

December 15, 2022

For older adults, falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injury, which ultimately can be fatal. Even for elderly patients who do not die due to injury from a fall, consequences can lead to nursing home stays and subsequent health decline. Orthopedic injuries from falls, such as broken bones in the wrist, arm, ankle, or hip, are common in all seasons, but Winter can be the worst.

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Prevent Injury During the Holidays

December 01, 2022

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 12,500 people leave the holiday celebration with loved ones to rush to the emergency room due to accidental injuries. Holiday safety is an issue that burns brightest from late November to mid-January, when families gather, parties are scheduled, and travel spikes. Below are tips to help you stay safe. Be aware of the hazards and you'll be better prepared to avoid becoming the victim of a toxic holiday.

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Understanding Medicare Open Enrollment

November 03, 2022

Medicare enrollment is October 15 through December 7 annually. During this annual window, Medicare plan enrollees can review and change Medicare coverage. During this period, you can join Parts of Medicare, and freely join, switch, or drop a Medicare Advantage or Part D health plan. Get helpful tips on what you need to know before making your plan choices.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 18, 2022

Mammograms not only detect changes in a woman’s breast health well before an abnormal mass can be felt by a patient or a physician, but they also greatly improve breast cancer survival rates. Women who have breast cancer detected early have a 98% chance of survival and may need less serious treatment. Learn helpful information to understand your mammogram.

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What Men Need to Know About Prostate Cancer

September 21, 2022

September, designated as Prostate Cancer Awareness month, provides an opportune time to remind men about the importance of annual wellness visits and screenings, even amidst the pandemic.

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What You Need to Know About Diabetes

August 11, 2022

Diabetes is a disease that can lead to heart attacks, strokes, blindness, loss of circulation, and other conditions. The good news is that diabetes can be controlled, and people with diabetes can lead full, healthy lives. Early diagnosis and compliance with medical advice can significantly improve the prognosis.

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