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12/14/2021

Changing the Landscape of Health and Healthcare Equity

Join as HIGN Executive Director Tara Cortes hosts a panel of experts to discuss ways to eliminate preventable health disparities and achieve equitable healthcare.

Tuesday, December 14th
1 - 2 pm ET
Virtual via Zoom

Register:
https://nyu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_P7pvJqaUTUS-8VzyqUPLWA

HIGN

12/08/2021

Holiday Lights at the Lake

Pain control in older adults: Mayo Clinic Radio 12/07/2021

Pain control in older adults: Mayo Clinic Radio

Pain control in older adults: Mayo Clinic Radio
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUQLMGdiYgc
Mayo Clinic

Pain control in older adults: Mayo Clinic Radio On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Brandon Verdoorn, a Mayo Clinic geriatrician, discusses pain management for older adults.This interview originally aire...

Retraining the brain to treat chronic pain 11/02/2021

Retraining the brain to treat chronic pain

Retraining the brain to treat chronic pain

Retraining the brain to treat chronic pain After a treatment called pain reprocessing therapy, two-thirds of people with mild or moderate chronic back pain reported being mostly or completely pain-free.

Noise-induced hearing loss is preventable 10/28/2021

Noise-induced hearing loss is preventable

October is National Protect Your Hearing Month

Noise-induced hearing loss is preventable Sounds can damage your hearing when they are too loud, even for a brief time, or loud and long-lasting.

Senior Living: Adaptive exercises can help older adults increase independence 10/20/2021

Senior Living: Adaptive exercises can help older adults increase independence

Senior Living: Adaptive exercises can help older adults increase independence

Senior Living: Adaptive exercises can help older adults increase independence There are things you can do today to try to maintain and keep your independence as long as possible – namely, exercise.

Knee Pain in Adults – Causes and Treatments | Resource | Baptist Health South Florida 10/18/2021

Knee Pain in Adults – Causes and Treatments | Resource | Baptist Health South Florida

Knee Pain in Adults – Causes and Treatments

Knee Pain in Adults – Causes and Treatments | Resource | Baptist Health South Florida About 30 percent of adults will experience chronic knee pain, says Charles M. Lawrie, M.D., a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute.  It’s the second most common cause of chronic pain, behind lower back pain. Dr. Lawrie, who specia...

Pain Management Without Prescription Drugs 10/18/2021

Pain Management Without Prescription Drugs

Beating Pain Without an RX

https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2018/pain-management-without-prescriptions/

Looking for other non-pharmacological interventions for Pain? Check out GeriatricPain.org here:

• Info for Older Adults: https://geriatricpain.org/older-adults/pain-management-information
• Info for Family Caregivers: https://geriatricpain.org/family-caregivers/pain-management-information

Pain Management Without Prescription Drugs Partly due to the nation's opioid epidemic, chronic pain is finally getting overdue attention that could lead to better ways in treating patients.

6 Ways to Relieve Rheumatoid Arthritis and Inflammation 10/15/2021

6 Ways to Relieve Rheumatoid Arthritis and Inflammation

Taking Aim at Arthritis

https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2019/relieve-inflammatory-arthritis.html

Check out GeriatricPain.org's information for Older Adults Fast Facts on Rheumatoid Arthritis: https://geriatricpain.org/fast-facts-rheumatoid-arthritis-o

6 Ways to Relieve Rheumatoid Arthritis and Inflammation Inflammatory arthritis leads to swollen joints and pain. New treatments like biologics and off-label use of naltrexone may bring relief.

Inflammatory bowel disease on the rise in older adults - Harvard Health 10/14/2021

Inflammatory bowel disease on the rise in older adults - Harvard Health

Inflammatory bowel disease on the rise in older adults

Inflammatory bowel disease on the rise in older adults - Harvard Health The number of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis cases among older adults has increased every year over the past decade. While all racial and ethnic groups were affected, the most significant a...

5 Surprising Causes of Back Pain After Age 50 10/14/2021

5 Surprising Causes of Back Pain After Age 50

5 Surprising Causes of Back Pain After 50

5 Surprising Causes of Back Pain After Age 50 From smoking to sitting too much, discover what’s causing those painful kinks, as well as some simple ways to get rid of them as you get older.

Ways to Save Your Knees 10/13/2021

Ways to Save Your Knees

Ways to Save Your Knees
https://videos.aarp.org/detail/video/6112140418001/ways-to-save-your-knees?autoStart=true&q=pain

Check out GeriatricPain.org's Information for Older Adults Fast Facts on Exercise: https://geriatricpain.org/exercise-p

Ways to Save Your Knees Protect and preserve your knees from pain, stiffness and inflammation as you age.

Yoga Poses For Chronic Pain and Stress Reduction 10/12/2021

Yoga Poses For Chronic Pain and Stress Reduction

Fight Chronic Pain With These 5 Simple Yoga Pose

https://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-2016/yoga-chronic-pain-relief.html

For more Pain Interventions visit GeriatricPain.org

Yoga Poses For Chronic Pain and Stress Reduction Yoga's restorative poses and breathing techniques offer relief by decreasing cortisol, which helps reduce stress. Learn 5 common yoga poses that can help you.

Senior Wellness Expo connects older adults to resources 10/12/2021

Senior Wellness Expo connects older adults to resources

Senior Wellness Expo connects older adults to resources

Senior Wellness Expo connects older adults to resources The Solano County Senior Coalition’s first Senior Wellness Expo was held in the Kroc Center parking lot on a warm, sunny day with vendors lined up to provide information, give away goodies an…

The AARP Minute: May 25, 2021 10/12/2021

The AARP Minute: May 25, 2021

https://videos.aarp.org/detail/video/6255984850001/the-aarp-minute:-may-25-2021?autoStart=true&q=pain

Check out GeriatricPain.org's Information for Older Adults Fast Facts on Joint Pain: https://geriatricpain.org/fast-facts-joint-pain-o

The AARP Minute: May 25, 2021 In today's "AARP Minute," more Americans are experiencing chronic pain, plus what you can expect at outdoor pools this summer.

UT Health balance class enables older adults to find their footing 10/11/2021

UT Health balance class enables older adults to find their footing

UT Health balance class enables older adults to find their footing

UT Health balance class enables older adults to find their footing As Elvis Presley crooned “All Shook Up,” class members struggled to balance on one foot while lifting the other one off the floor.

The AARP Minute: June 14, 2021 10/11/2021

The AARP Minute: June 14, 2021

In today's "AARP Minute," exercise and maintaining a healthy weight can help relieve or prevent joint pain, plus buying your groceries online could help you avoid impulse buys.

Check out GeriatricPain.org's Family Caregiver Fast Facts on Exercise: https://geriatricpain.org/exercise-fc

The AARP Minute: June 14, 2021 In today's "AARP Minute," exercise and maintaining a healthy weight can help relieve or prevent joint pain, plus buying your groceries online could help you avoid impulse buys.

Loud Noise Is the New Secondhand Smoke — AARP 09/28/2021

Loud Noise Is the New Secondhand Smoke — AARP

Loud Noise Is the New Secondhand Smoke

Loud Noise Is the New Secondhand Smoke — AARP About 1.1 billion teens and young adults are at risk of hearing loss. Learn three ways you can help protect your hearing. AARP wants you to take care of the hearing you have, no matter your age.

09/16/2021

Such an uplifting first day at the #CareHome21
Home Care Expo. Finally, we got to meet some of our customers and partners but also sooo many lovely new faces.

Inspiring Kerry from care planning startup The Sunset Plan came over for a chat and took this photo :)

We'll be back tomorrow with new energy and plenty more drops!

NIH builds large nationwide study population of tens of thousands to support research on long-term effects of COVID-19 09/15/2021

NIH builds large nationwide study population of tens of thousands to support research on long-term effects of COVID-19

NIH builds large nationwide study population of tens of thousands to support research on long-term effects of COVID-19 NIH launched the RECOVER Initiative to learn why some people have prolonged symptoms or develop new or returning symptoms after the acute phase of infection from SARS-CoV-2.

09/13/2021

Dean Zerwic has exciting news to share!

Timeline Photos 09/07/2021

Timeline Photos

The Health Benefits of Tai Chi and How to Get Started 09/07/2021

The Health Benefits of Tai Chi and How to Get Started

One benefit of Tai Chi--PAIN MANAGEMENT! Check out GeriatricPain.org's Information for Older Adults Fast Facts on Pain 101: https://geriatricpain.org/fast-facts-pain-101-o

The Health Benefits of Tai Chi and How to Get Started Proven to improve health, tai chi is an art and exercise from ancient China. Learn how you can build stronger muscles to protect your joints, strengthen your balance, and improve your ability to do more activities every day.

Why Exercise Matters After 60 09/03/2021

Why Exercise Matters After 60

Why Exercise Matters After 60? Check out GeriatricPain.org's Family Caregiver Fast Facts on Exercise: https://geriatricpain.org/exercise-fc

Why Exercise Matters After 60 Adding regular physical activity to your routine can help you stay vibrant and healthy well into your later years. Find out how.

Celebrate National Senior Center Month in September 09/02/2021

Celebrate National Senior Center Month in September

Celebrate National Senior Center Month in September

Celebrate National Senior Center Month in September September is National Senior Center Month—your opportunity to showcase your senior center and promote a positive image of aging well. Join us as we learn from one another, tell our stories, and raise our senior center voices.

09/02/2021
08/27/2021

Turning 100! That is something worth celebrating!

The Iowa Department on Aging is celebrating centenarians who are 100 years old or older. These individuals have lived through life experiences that most of us have only read about in books or seen in movies; their strength, endurance and collective wisdom inspires us all and they deserve to be recognized in a safe way.
In an effort to recognize Iowans who are celebrating 100 years or more of life, the Iowa Department on Aging and the state’s Area Agencies on Aging invite the public to help identity centenarians in our state.

To assist the State of Iowa in recognizing centenarians, a centenarian recognition form can be found at https://appengine.egov.com/apps/ia/ida_centenarians. Centenarians and their loved ones can fill out the form and the information collected will be maintained in a secure database.
For the purposes of this program, a centenarian is any older adult who will be 100 or older by Dec. 31, 2021, and whose primary residence is Iowa. Each centenarian will turning 100 years old in 2021 receive a certificate signed by Governor Reynolds that is suitable for framing. In addition, the Iowa Department on Aging will give all Iowans 100 and older the option to have a profile on their website that will consist of their first name, picture, and fun information that is shared via the form. The Department will also be hosting a virtual event in the late Fall/early Winter where all Iowans 100+ will be recognized and celebrated. More information will come as the time nears.

To ensure that you or your loved one can be recognized, fill out the form by August 30th, 2021. For questions contact Marissa Vance at [email protected].

NIH-funded study suggests a single skills-based session on pain management packs a punch 08/17/2021

NIH-funded study suggests a single skills-based session on pain management packs a punch

NIH-funded study suggests a single skills-based session on pain management packs a punch.
Results show that a rapid “empowered relief” approach can add to the range of nonpharmacologic treatment options.

NIH-funded study suggests a single skills-based session on pain management packs a punch Results show that a rapid “empowered relief” approach can add to the range of nonpharmacologic treatment options.

05/27/2021

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. To promote awareness Geriatric Pain offers a Fast Fact to help you differentiate DEPRESSION and PAIN at https://geriatricpain.org/fast-facts-differentiating-pain...

05/20/2021

GeriatricPain.org is a one-stop website with FREE best-practice tools and resources that support recommendations for quality pain assessment and management in older adults.

The website is organized into three sections targeted to different audiences: clinicians, patients, and family caregivers.
Each section has tailored content that include Pain Assessment, Pain Management, Pain Education, Quality Improvement, Communication with Healthcare Providers, and Organizational Resources.

Nursing and other healthcare students and faculty are encouraged to integrate resources on GeriatricPain.org in their education and teaching.

Access the FREE pain tools and resources at
www.GeriatricPain.org

For more information, please contact us at [email protected]

05/13/2021

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. To promote awareness Geriatric Pain offers a Fast Fact to help you differentiate DEPRESSION and PAIN at https://geriatricpain.org/fast-facts-differentiating-pain-and-depression-c

05/11/2021

Looking for quality resources on COVID-19 and older adults? Look no further than Geriatricpain.org! They provide free COVID-19 resources for clinicians, patients, and family caregivers here: https://geriatricpain.org/covid-19-resources.

05/03/2021

Physical Therapist Learns Dance to Help Treat 95-Year-Old Patient

Physical Therapist learns dance to help treat 95-year-old patient 😄😄

For more pain distraction techniques check out our FAST FACTS: Distraction as Nondrug Pain Treatment tool at: https://geriatricpain.org/family-caregivers/pain-management-information

05/03/2021

Good Morning! While you start your day, head over to the new Geriatric Pain website and check it out: https://geriatricpain.org/ 👈👈👈

04/29/2021

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