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How to Keep Your Bones Strong

Author: Krista Magnoli, PTA

Osteoporosis is defined as low bone mass or the deterioration of bone tissue. This can increase your risk for fractures of the spine, wrist, and hips. Fractures can occur all over the body, but these areas are where bone mineral density declines first, and most rapidly.https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ2DKGyKfeKSxzVbO6onDpI2z-xVSEdVyIiWjzuiRVYtfp7fsHy-Q

How do we prevent our bones from becoming porous and what puts a person at risk? Research has proven that weight bearing exercises will build bone density through the spine and hips. This means exercising with weights while standing, and walking or jogging. 
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Elderly who want to keep driving

Author: Krista Magnoli, PTA

by Krista Magnoli, PTA

As we age our independence becomes one of the most important aspects of life. Losing the ability to drive can make us feel "trapped" and decrease our quality of life.  We don't want to be a burden on family members and often have a difficult time knowing or telling someone when we no longer feel safe driving.

So, how can we improve or maintain our ability to continuing driving safely? http://media.masslive.com/opinion_impact/photo/8590502-large.jpg

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Are you singing the chronic illness blues?

Author: Rosalind Joffe

If there were a blues song about living with chronic bad health, I bet mostmaking good decision with unpredictable health people wouldn't sing about 'love gone bad'.   No doubt, holding onto relationships is hard with chronically bad health.

I've worked with people who blame illness for failed relationships and there's much to be said about that.

But from what I've seen, we cry most frequently about whether to participate or not.   "To be or not to be?" wondered Hamlet.   He knew that choosing between two bad choices wears a person down.  Read more

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Need a Hip Replacement?

Author: Krista Magnoli

Need a New Hip?What are the different types of hip replacements and how should you choose the right one for you?

As the baby-boomer generation ages, the amount of total hip replacement surgeries will sky rocket. Degeneration of the hip joint starts to occur as we age and as arthritis sets in, so does PAIN.hip replacement treatment Groin pain is usually the first sign of an arthritic hip. If a person starts to have groin pain they may not relate it to the hip at first, not until a doctor mentions hip arthritis and it is visualized through an x-ray or MRI. This would show bone against bone with no space in between, which equals PAIN. Read More

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Young and Living with Chronic Illness? 3 Career Building Ideas

Author: Rosalind Joffe

In the early years of  living with auto immune diseases,  I  felt completely out of step with people my age.  I had more in common with my grandparents and their friends than other 20 and 30 somethings.chronic illness among the young and career

At 29 and married one month,  I was bedridden and lost vision in one eye (multiple sclerosis). That was our first year of married life. Over the years, my kids' activities and physical work required left me in a puddle.

The following decades,  I worried on a daily basis about how symptoms would affect me and left more than one good job because I couldn't keep up.

Being young and unwell too often leaves you feeling hopeless because you haven't had the chance to see what you can do in this life but here's my take on what to do. Read More

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