HEALTHY AFTER A HALF-CENTURY

While you may expect changes like gray hair and wrinkles as you age, the Mayo Clinic urges you to take action to address the other changes your body experiences and promote your good health. Changes occur to your . . . Cardiovascular system (heart) Musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, and muscles) Digestive system Bladder and urinary […]

PANHANDLE’S PRE-AUTUMN PRIORITY: SCHOOL BUS SAFETY

PANHANDLE’S PRE-AUTUMN PRIORITY: SCHOOL BUS SAFETY Everyone is in awe of the lion tamer in a cage with half a dozen lions – everyone but a school bus driver. (Dr. Laurence J. Peter)  At Panhandle Home Health (PHH), our focus is promoting the well-being and ensuring the safety of our patients, staff, and community. Because […]

Preventing a Fall at Home

Some Facts about Falls: The risk of falling increases with age. More than half of all falls happen at home for people age 65 and older. Often, people don’t know how or why they fell. Older adults who fall once are likely to fall again within a year. At least 95% of the 200,000 annual […]

HONORING JUVENILE ARTHRITIS AWARENESS AND INDEPENDENCE

If you are reading this, you are likely old enough to be experiencing the aches and discomforts we attribute to “maturity.” Your knees may be a bit stiff after a long car ride. When you get out of bed in the morning, you need some time to “work the kinks out” of your body. You […]

IF YOU HAVE A HEART FOR HELPING PEOPLE, GO FOR IT!

March is National Social Work Month, and this year the National Association of Social Workers has chosen “Social Workers are Essential” as its theme. At Panhandle Home Health, we wholeheartedly agree, and we thought the best way to celebrate all who dedicate their lives to this honorable profession would be by sharing a bit about […]

January is Thyroid Awareness Month. Why is this important to you?

An estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease. Up to 60 percent of those are unaware of their condition. If thyroid disease is left undiagnosed, patients could be at a risk for certain serious conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and infertility.  What does your thyroid do?   Your thyroid gland is a […]