When a person develops a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) it can travel and block a pulmonary artery to the lungs­­ – a condition referred to as Pulmonary Embolism (PE), there is a window of opportunity in which the clot can be dissolved and normal blood flow resolved. Until recently, the routine treatment for PE … Continue reading “Ultrasound Facilitated Pulmonary Embolism Treatment”

  Back-to-school time means a return of the daily chore of sifting through backpacks, homework and packing lunches. As much as I would love to be one of those Pinterest moms who can create amazing bento box lunches for my kids, it’s just not going to happen. My kids will never know what it’s like … Continue reading “Pack a Smart Lunch for the Kids”

  When deciding on the best senior housing plans for you – and your loved one – you’ll want to consider current needs, as well as those that may arise in the future. As we age, we may need help with some physical needs, including activities of daily living.  This could range from shopping, cleaning, … Continue reading “What Housing Options Are Out There – Part 2”

Often as people age, they look at ways to stay as independent as possible by “downsizing” in terms of living arrangements. Sometimes downsizing is totally the choice of the person who sees changing needs. But more often, it is a joint decision of the individual involved and his or her children. It’s not an easy … Continue reading “When to Consider a Change – Part 1”

Good health is more than a number on the scales or the absence of disease.  It is mental and emotional wellbeing and meaningful relationships.  It is all the things that make for quality of life, not just a quantity of days.  It is a fine line of contentment that doesn’t lead to mediocrity.  It is … Continue reading “100 Healthy Tips for Living (Part 2)”

  Before I get started, I’m legally obligated to present this disclaimer. I am NOT a clinical person. I have no medical training, just education on Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and related dementias. I’m just here to share and to be of assistance to families we see professionally as we help them cope with family matters. … Continue reading “Just Aging… Or Something More?”

Though May is the “official” national Asthma Awareness Month, asthma is a year-round problem that takes its toll in terms of quality of life. In severe forms, it can even be life-threatening. Asthma is one of this country’s most common … and most costly … diseases. Based on statistics from the Centers for Disease Control, … Continue reading “Is Asthma Controlling Your Life?”

June is Men’s Health Month, so we’re tackling the top men’s health risks and how you can help protect yourself from them. Heart Disease It’s the number one killer for men, with the most common form being Coronary Artery Disease. A man’s risk of heart disease rises significantly starting at age 45, and 1 in … Continue reading “Top Health Risks for Men”

We at St. Bernards have invited our cancer patients and their families to join us for a fun celebration of National Cancer Survivors’ Day on Sunday, June 5. Our event – always held on the first Sunday of June – will be one of many held in hundreds of communities nationwide and around the world. … Continue reading “Let’s Celebrate National Cancer Survivors’ Day”

This month is National Stroke Awareness Month. When it comes to a stroke every second you have counts, so you have to act FAST. Rapid response and learning how to identify the warning signs often makes the difference between full recovery and permanent disability. Signs/Symptoms of a Stroke Face          Facial drooping or … Continue reading “Every Minute Counts, So Act FAST”