Occupational Therapy Can Help You Live More Independently

April 30, 2023 — Occupational Therapy Month is celebrated every April to focus on the meaningful difference occupational therapy can make in people’s lives. There are over 134,000 occupational therapists in the U.S., including our own here at LifeSource. Their services can help with a wide range of recovery and adjustment needs. Here’s a quick primer on what occupational... Read More

Daytime Habits for a Dreamy Nighttime

March 23, 2023 — Is anything more annoying for your sleep schedule than the shift to Daylight Saving Time? Even the happy-sounding reminder “spring forward!” does little to ease the dread and undereye circles. As if that isn’t enough, John Spira, a professor of mental health at Johns Hopkins, notes, “The scientific evidence points to acute increases in adverse... Read More

Heart Health Pop Quiz

February 24, 2023 — Did you know that the leading cause of death in the United States is heart disease?  Heart disease is responsible for one in five deaths, but it is largely preventable. Knowledge is power – especially when you are trying to live a heart-healthy life. February is American Heart Month and a good time to find... Read More

Eye on Health

January 30, 2023 — We often take what we can see for granted, but we shouldn’t take seeing for granted. The entire month of January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Unlike many diseases, glaucoma doesn’t have early symptoms like blurriness or pain and it is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness. So, it’s a good time to revisit... Read More

Resolve to Age Well

December 23, 2022 — With 2023 fast approaching, many are turning to that age old tradition of New Year’s resolutions. You know, pledges are made that in the next 12 months, we’ll do something differently – and hopefully better. On top of that list should be the resolution to age well. There is a long history of people making... Read More

Surprising Fall Risks

August 18, 2022 — Home is where the heart is. It’s also where six out of 10 falls happen. Certain factors are well-documented as increasing the risk of falling: low vision, muscle weakness, memory problems, inner ear disorders, low blood pressure, medication side effects, and hazardous home conditions (naturally). Recent research has also revealed other surprising factors that could... Read More

Why Am I So Tired?

May 6, 2022 — Ever have one of those days where it feels like you’re moving in slo-mo and you’re too tired to do much of anything? Sometimes the reason is obvious – unusual physical exertion, or a late night out. Other times it may be an ailment or chronic condition we’re living with. And sometimes the culprit can... Read More

5 Ways to Improve Your Heart Health

February 7, 2022 — Evidence suggests that over the past two years, many people have adopted unhealthy behaviors. These include skipping exercise, eating unhealthy foods, drinking more alcohol and using tobacco – all of which can increase the risk for heart disease and stroke. What’s more, people who had mild cases of COVID-19 may have changes to their heart and brain health because of their encounter with the virus. This... Read More

Heat Waves Can be Hazardous to Your Heart

July 14, 2021 — With many areas of the country facing triple-digit temperatures and summer heat and humidity elsewhere, the American Heart Association (AHA) is urging people to take extra steps to protect their hearts. This is especially important for older adults and people with high blood pressure, obesity or a history of heart disease and stroke. Temperatures over... Read More

How to Prevent and Manage the Complications of Diabetes

June 10, 2021 — More than 30 million people in the U.S. are living with diabetes, a disease that happens when blood glucose (blood sugar) is too high. Diabetes sometimes happens when the pancreas cannot manufacture enough insulin, a hormone that helps glucose from food get into the cells to be used for energy. Or, it might be that the... Read More