Insightsthe blog of Porter Hills
We don’t wake up every day with the intent of talking about our own funerals. But I don’t like thinking about a court system talking about it for me. The reality is, an end-of-life conversation will happen in everyone’s life so don’t you want to be present for yours? These conve read more.
It used to be believed that the brain was fixed and unchanging. Scientific research eventually revealed the complexities of the brain and its ability to be molded, shaped and form new neural pathways through learning and experiences. This discovery was termed Neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is w read more.
There are many studies that show how important sleep is. The average adult should ultimately get 7-9 hours of sleep per night. I am going to go out on a limb and guess that most of us do not get the recommended amount of sleep on a regular basis. As I write this, I am slightly sleep deprived fro read more.
Low Vision is caused by diseases of the eye including: Age Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic eye diseases-including retinopathy, Cataracts, and Glaucoma. Early diagnosis and treatment are key, as medication will not cure, but may prolong sight. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends e read more.
What is Heart Disease? According to the American Heart Association (AHA), it is a simple term used to describe several problems related to the buildup of plaque on the walls of arteries (“atherosclerosis”). This buildup causes the arteries to narrow and block the flow of blood. The lack of adequ read more.
As a nurse I know all too well the effects of medication mismanagement. People often begin taking medications as ordered when they are not feeling well but once they begin to feel better stop taking it altogether or become lackadaisical about it. People have told me they thought they didn’t need i read more.
Welcoming in the New Year for most people means creating a New Year’s resolution. Starting from scratch at the beginning of the year offers a fresh start and a clean slate, and most people take this opportunity to create a resolution. Many seize the chance to set a new goal as an attempt to get ri read more.
During the holiday season, going to the mailbox is definitely more fun as we receive greetings and holiday wishes from friends and family. It is not just bills and the typical junk mail. There is another type of letter that we receive and usually in great abundance at this time of the year. I’m su read more.
In 1 of every 3 households, at least one of the members is a Caregiver. In the US today, there are 44 million caregivers looking after loved ones who can no longer fully care for themselves. In some cases, it’s a temporary disability but in other cases, it’s a progressive disability like Alzhei read more.
History of Veteran's Day The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Back in 1919, Armistice Day was designated as a remembrance of when, a year prior, fighting had ceased and began the end of World War I. At that time, President Wilson declared, “To us in America, the reflection read more.