FAIRFIELD POST-ACUTE REHAB BLOG

Real cures for tendonitis

April 3, 2017

What do tennis elbow, pitcher’s shoulder, golfer’s elbow, and jumper’s knee have in common? First, they all hurt. A lot. Many sufferers describe the pain as a dull ache, tender to the touch with visible swelling in the affected area. Second, they are all forms of tendonitis. Tendonitis is the inflammation or irritation of a […]

New technologies to treat breast cancer

April 4, 2017

Women handle a variety of roles. We are managers, leaders, caregivers, team players, examples, role models, sisters, aunts, grandmas and moms. Our interests vary as wide as the opportunities that support them. Yet one concern that unites us is the fear of breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, around 232,670 new cases of […]

3 reasons why homecare is a good option for your loved ones

April 5, 2017

Not long ago, when an older adult needed additional time to recover from surgery, the only options available were relying on the care provided by family members or spending time in a nursing home. Oftentimes, instead of focusing on a care schedule ideal for the situation, arrangements for a recovering parent are fueled by emotions. […]

The Pros and Cons of Herbal Medications

April 5, 2017

You know that old saying, “Money doesn’t grow on trees?” Well, what if it applied to medicine?According to your next-door-neighbor, the woman who sits in front of you in yoga class, and other “expert” sources, herbal medication works just as well as prescriptions from your doctor. (At least, that’s what the Internet tells them.) But […]

Being a friend can help prevent loneliness

April 5, 2017

Recently, one of my good friends observed her neighbor sitting quietly on a chair in her front yard. As a woman who is normally milling around her yard tending to her flowers, it was unusual to see her there. “I’m lonely,” she replied when asked how things were going. Turns out, one of her dear […]