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Having a Partnership with Your Doctor

By: Sherry Netherland, Director of Special Projects for Assisted Healthcare Services My father hated doctors.  My father believed that just going to the doctor made you sick. For him, it was out of sight out of mind.  He was of the “walk it off” school of healthcare.  I have no memory of him going to…

Diabetes

By: Sherry Netherland, Director of Special Projects for Assisted Healthcare Services According to data from the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 25.8 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes.  That’s 8.3% of the population. Research on diabetics reveals the prevalence of the disease is weighted differently amongst various ethnic groups, with the…

Top Tips for Maintaining Brain Power

By: Sherry Netherland, Director of Special Projects for Assisted Healthcare Services AEROBIC ACTIVITY SUCH AS WALKING, RUNNING, SWIMMING, BICYCLE RIDING In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, men in the 71-93 year old age group who walked less than a quarter-mile per day were almost two times as likely…

Are You at Risk for a Fall? Assisted Can Help

By: Sherry Netherland, Director of Special Projects for Assisted Healthcare Services FALL FACTS Falls are the most common cause of hospitalizations and injuries for older adults over 65. 90% of the 300,000 hip fractures and 250,000 wrist fractures per year are the result of falls. 65% of adults over 60 confess to a fear of…


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