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ADLs and Occupational Therapy for Seniors

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.

12 Tips For Healthy Feet

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

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.

Sleep Basics

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.

HRMC Pulmonary Rehab helps manage COPD

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! 

Basketball Challenge Night

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.

Back to School Checklist

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. 

What type of stent is right for you?

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.

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