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Stroke and High Blood Pressure

Strokes are a leading cause of death and severe long term disability, and many people who suffer a stroke also have high blood pressure, known as hypertension.  High blood pressure damages arteries and creates conditions where they can burst or clog more easily.  Weakened arteries in
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It’s Tick Season Again

With the advent of warm weather, tick season is upon us again.  In our area, tick bites can cause Lyme disease, anaplasmosis and babesiosis.  If you find an engorged blacklegged (deer) tick on yourself or a family member, you can bring it to the Ridgefield Health Department at 66 Pros
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Choosing a Caregiver: Ask Questions, Get Facts, Be Thorough

When hiring any employee, it takes time, consideration and background research to find the right fit. But when hiring a caregiver, who will tend to an individual alone at home, the stakes are critical and it is paramount to choose carefully. In her presentation, Choosing a Caregiver,
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Physical Therapy Home and Away

When it was time for Bruce Simon to transition to outpatient physical therapy – following his recent knee replacement surgery and in-home care – he didn’t have to look far.  He chose Rehab by RVNA. “The RVNA nurse and physical therapist that had come to my home were fabulous,” s
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Green Spaces Linked with Improved Health

Many studies have been done to evaluate the positive benefits of green space on an individual’s mental and physical wellbeing.  People living in areas with higher levels of green vegetation have been found to have lower levels of depression, increased social engagement and higher leve
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The Scoop on Coffee

Many people enjoy coffee on a daily basis, and new evidence continues to associate coffee with health benefits, such as a reduced risk of an early death.  Coffee comes from the seeds (beans) of cherries that grow on the coffee tree.  Pouring hot water over dried, roasted and ground co
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“The Conversation Project”

Though it can be difficult to discuss, it is important for people to think about the kind of care they want to receive at the end of their lives, and share those wishes with loved ones.  RVNA is promoting these discussions by participating in National Healthcare Decisions Week from Ap
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What is Occupational Therapy and Who Benefits?

Occupational therapy helps people across all ages to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations).  Occupational therapists enable people to live life to its fullest by helping them promote good health and prevent, or live better
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A Plant Based Diet

What does eating a plant based diet mean?  It means consuming more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes and excludes or minimizes meat (including chicken and fish), dairy products and eggs, as well as highly refined foods like bleached flour and refined sugar.  People who cons
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The Health Fair is Back

For the 43nd year, RVNA will host its Annual Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, April 1 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at East Ridge Middle School, 10 East Ridge Road in downtown Ridgefield.   More than 100 exhibitors will be on hand to provide screenings from carotid artery to glucose
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