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  1. Exercise in people with osteoarthritis can improve mobility

    by , 06-09-2011 at 10:08 AM (Harold Picken, MD, MPH)
    Don't let those painful knees turn you into a couch potato! Once you let arthritis of the knees or other joints slow you down too much, you can get caught in a viscous cycle of weight gain, greater pain with walking, becoming more deconditioned (out of shape) making exercise even more difficult and so on. See this article about the dangers of this situation.

    Bliss physical therapists can work with you on a program to keep arthritis pain from slowing you down.

    Updated 06-09-2011 at 04:56 PM by hpicken

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  2. Alzheimer's Epidemic: Larry King Live Special May 1 and May 7

    by , 05-02-2011 at 10:54 AM (Harold Picken, MD, MPH)
    Don't miss this powerful discussion of Alzheimer's Disease, and the huge impact it has on individuals and families!

    If you or a loved one is concerned after seeing this program or reading about it that you might have Alzheimer's, be sure to educate yourself, including reading information at the Alzheimer's Association web site.

    Some changes to look for which suggest a possible diagnosis include getting lost in places well known to the person, difficulty concentrating, ...
  3. Advanced Care Planning - You owe it to yourself and your loved ones

    by , 04-29-2011 at 05:18 PM (Harold Picken, MD, MPH)
    An important part of Aging at Home with peace of mind is having gone through the process of putting in place an Advanced Directive, a document which gives helps guide decision making involving your healthcare treatment should you be unable to make these decisions or communicate them yourself.

    Too many people put off or completely avoid working on this kind of document, and having these kinds of conversations with someone over their wishes. As a critical care physician, I have seen ...
  4. Guided Care model provides better care to elders

    by , 04-12-2011 at 06:56 PM (Harold Picken, MD, MPH)
    There’s a growing body of evidence that well-designed coordination of care can improve the quality and experience of care of elders and chronically ill receive while also saving money.

    Check out this recent article in Science Daily

    which discusses the result of a trial of a coordinated, team based care model called Guided Care. This model, which provides care using teams made up of a nurse, 2-5 doctors, and other staff in a medical practice to evaluate the patient’s ...