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Women’s History Month Reminds Us Things Have Gotten Better

Women’s History Month is a chance to remember major milestones that made aging well easier for women. Since the beginning of the 20th century, life expectancy has increased significantly due to improvements in public health, nutrition, and medical technology including improved treatments and better medications for heart disease, stroke, infectious diseases, and certain cancers, such as breast and colon cancers.

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Family Caregivers: Part of the Falls Prevention Team

November is National Family Caregivers Month and a good chance to learn how you can address fall risk factors and prevent your loved one from falling.

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Contribute to Public Safety on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) hosts two National Prescription Drug Take Back Day events each year. Anyone who takes medication should use the opportunity to clean out their medicine cabinets.

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The Role of a Physical Therapist in Healthy Aging

October is National Physical Therapy Month and a wonderful chance to remind the public of the value of physical therapy in supporting the health and independence of America’s older adults.

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Falls Prevention is a Team Effort

From medication and vision impairment to poor lighting and chronic conditions, the factors to watch for are numerous. That’s why having a team to help spot and address fall risks is so helpful.

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6 ways to stay physically active in winter

Exercising during the winter months can be challenging as temperatures drop, roads and sidewalks are slippery, and storms prevent outdoor activities. Here are 6 resources to help you find ways to keep active this season.

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10 Questions to Better Understand Your Medication and Risk of Falling

Use this list of ten questions to ask your doctor or pharmacist to take an active role in managing your medication and falls risk.

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