Life After Limb Loss

Nearly 2 million people living in the United States have experienced limb loss, according to the Amputee Coalition, a national nonprofit patient advocacy organization for people affected by limb loss. Over half are a result of vascular disease (including diabetes and peripheral arterial disease). Other causes include trauma and cancer. It is estimated that by…

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Two Important Ways to Prevent Traumatic Brain Injury

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), someone in the United States experiences a traumatic brain injury every 13 seconds. Traumatic brain injuries are defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the brain function after birth. Learn more…

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14 Ways to Fall Proof a Home or Living Area

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three older adults over the age of 65 fall each year. If you have aging parents, it’s important to determine when it’s time to “fall proof” their home or living area. Mercy therapist Cindy Hallgren provides 14 helpful tips on how to do…

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Two Strategies for Handling the Pain of Arthritis

According to the Arthritis Foundation, “‘arthritis is not a single disease; it is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease.’” With more than 100 different types, arthritis affects people of all ages, and it’s the leading cause of disability in the United States. Learn more about arthritis and how you can…

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