Occupational therapy is an essential part of a rehabilitation program, as it allows individuals to get back to a productive, independent lifestyle. Over one-third of occupational therapists work with older adults who have been affected by illness, injury, disability or mental health condition. In fact, occupational therapists are often advocates for the elderly, working with local community groups and governments to ensure each is doing their part to allow seniors to maintain as much independence as possible.
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You know your heart needs a lot of TLC but so do your feet! After all, they are the workhorses of your body, taking an average of 5,000 steps a day. That’s 2.5 miles! Not to mention that your feet have to bear the weight of your body every step of the way. Those hard-working feet deserve a little more attention than you’re probably giving them. Here are some tips to help keep them healthy.
Measles is an acute viral respiratory illness. It is characterized by a prodrome of fever (as high as 105°F) and malaise, cough, coryza, and conjunctivitis - the three “C”s -, a pathognomonic enanthema (Koplik spots) followed by a rash. The rash usually appears about 14 days after a person is exposed. The rash spreads from the head to the lower extremities. Patients are considered to be contagious from 4 days before to 4 days after the rash appears.
A third of US adults report that they get less than the recommended amount of 7 or more hours of sleep per night. Getting enough sleep is not a luxury, it is something people need for good health. Sleep-related difficulties affect many people, however, these disorders can be diagnosed and treated, bringing relief to those who suffer from them.
Aubrey Nuss RN, BS
Director of Cardiovascular Services
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States, behind heart disease and cancer. Currently, 16 million people are diagnosed with COPD, and many more have not been diagnosed yet. Unfortunately, COPD is a progressive disease and there is no cure. However, it can be treated!
Dust off your jump shot, find a formidable opponent, and head down to Basketball Challenge Night! Around the World, Money Ball, a Free Throw Contest and the Main Event - where community leaders challenge each other - will all help raise money for the United Way of Reno County. Join us at the HRHS Pavilion from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2.
Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System (HRHS) wants you to have a game plan this school year. Here are 5 tips to help you and your child be prepared for the start of school.
Form a routine sleep schedule
The days of sleeping in are over. Sleep routines are important for people of all ages to feel well rested throughout their day. Early waking’s may be rough at first, but your child’s natural body clock will align with the new sleep schedule. It is recommended that children aged 6-13 get 9-11 hours of sleep and children 14-17 get 8-10 hours of sleep.
It was Mother’s Day recently and I was lucky enough to spend the day with my mother. In February my mother was diagnosed and treated for heart disease. She had been having chest pain when walking and it even woke her at night. She had to be admitted into the hospital and got a trip to my very own Heart & Vascular Center at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center
It’s February, that means it’s Heart Month! However, here at the Heart & Vascular Center at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, every month is Heart Month. It’s our constant goal to provide excellent cardiac care for every patient every time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have dedicated staff willing to leave their families day or night to care for you and your family members. I’m so proud to be part of a select group that is willing to commit to the constant demands, the continuing education, and the call time.
My grandpa was always angry. Or so I thought. He rarely smiled, or talked to us kids, and when he did we couldn’t understand him. It wasn’t until I was in my 20’s and my older sister and I were talking about our childhood and memories of grandpa, when I realized that there was more to the story. Grandpa was not a chronic grump, he had Parkinson’s disease.