Health & Fitness

COMMENTARY: Budget cuts threaten lives in long-term care

Aug 11th, 2020 | By
COMMENTARY: Budget cuts threaten lives in long-term care

In response to Washington’s budget shortfall due to COVID-19, state agencies have proposed devastating cuts to long-term care services – $220 million under the worst-case scenario – which would kick 1 in 3 current recipients off of various support programs. Long-term care services keep seniors and people with disabilities healthy by assisting with daily activities
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Non-surgical heart valve replacement gives ‘a new lease on life’

Jul 28th, 2020 | By
Non-surgical heart valve replacement gives ‘a new lease on life’

When walking up the stairs and playing golf started to become difficult even on a good day, retired Navy captain Allen Brady attributed the change to aging. Having spent six years as a prisoner of war, Brady was no stranger to living with a challenge. But when he couldn’t finish a round of golf without
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Is COVID-19 keeping stroke victims away from hospitals?

Jul 14th, 2020 | By

With hospitals around the country reporting a recent drop in the number of stroke cases arriving in their emergency rooms, some health experts suspect that fear of COVID-19 may be causing people to avoid going to the hospital and calling 9-1-1 for non-COVID related medical emergencies, like stroke. “During this pandemic, emergency care professionals like
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Taking care of your heart–together

Jul 1st, 2020 | By
Taking care of your heart–together

If you worry that you or someone you love will get heart disease or even have a heart attack, it’s understandable. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Research shows you can lower your risk, particularly
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