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Walk4Fitness focuses on senior health through walking - Las Cruces ...

Walk4Fitness focuses on senior health through walking - Las Cruces ... | Healthy Golden Years | Scoop.it
Kathryn Kloos walks her dog Sunny around her neighborhood as part of a daily walking routine to keep healthy. Kloos is the coordinator of the Las Cruces Walk4Fitness, a walking program through the New Mexico Senior ...
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It's good to remember that an excellent way to encourage fitness is to emphasize the social aspect, as this program does.

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Minnesota tops in senior health, study says - USA TODAY

Minnesota tops in senior health, study says - USA TODAY | Healthy Golden Years | Scoop.it
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Minnesota tops in senior health, study says
USA TODAY
The healthiest state to be a senior citizen is Minnesota and the worst is Mississippi, according to a new report that examines the health of people over 65.
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One of the ways that Minnesota succeeds is by offering many exercise options in its senior centers!

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Healthcare district to begin aquatic physical therapy - Tehachapi News

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Healthcare district to begin aquatic physical therapy
Tehachapi News
The Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District's physical therapy department is diving into a new program beginning this month.
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This kind of physical therapy is especially helpful for many seniors, as the water provides low-impact resistance.  It's important to advocate for the best and most effective kinds of treatment for the clients.

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Physical therapy shows no advantages to patients with hip osteoarthritis - Healio

Physical therapy shows no advantages to patients with hip osteoarthritis - Healio | Healthy Golden Years | Scoop.it
Physical therapy shows no advantages to patients with hip osteoarthritis
Healio
Physical therapy was not shown to significantly reduce pain or raise function among patients with hip osteoarthritis, according to a recently published study.
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Keeping abreast of what will or won't work for clients is crucial to an effective program.

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Kentucky senior health stats a wake-up call - The Floyd County Times

Kentucky senior health stats a wake-up call
The Floyd County Times
Seniors in Kentucky face more health challenges than seniors in most other states nationwide.
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As the article states - the report is more than a snapshot, it's a call to action. 

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Savvy Senior: Health insurance options for early retirees - Press of Atlantic City

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Savvy Senior: Health insurance options for early retirees
Press of Atlantic City
Dear Savvy Senior: At age 63, I will be retiring in a few months and need to find some health insurance coverage for my wife and me until Medicare kicks in.
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While knowing about insurance options isn't a standard part of a therapist's job, it can be another way to help the clients get the best care they can.

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Elderly abusers are usually family members, advocate says - WCNC

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Elderly abusers are usually family members, advocate says
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CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C.
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It's far too easy to abuse an elderly person, especially one who isn't capable of independent living.

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Navigating Medicare Policy on Physical Therapy and Other Services - New York Times

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Navigating Medicare Policy on Physical Therapy and Other Services
New York Times
For years, some people on Medicare had difficulty getting insurance coverage approved for physical therapy, occupational therapy and other treatments.
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Unfortunately, the level of care and assistance that can be provided is sometimes inhibited by bureaucracy.

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