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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
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Pain control in older adults: Mayo Clinic Radio
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
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.
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
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
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...
Beating Pain Without an RX
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.
Taking Aim at Arthritis
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
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 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
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.
Fight Chronic Pain With These 5 Simple Yoga Pose
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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
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…
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
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.
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
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.
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 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.
Dean Zerwic has exciting news to share!
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? 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
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.
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.
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.
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...
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
For more information, please contact us at [email protected]
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
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.
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
Good Morning! While you start your day, head over to the new Geriatric Pain website and check it out: https://geriatricpain.org/ 👈👈👈
The Office of Leadership,Service, and Civic Engagement at the University of Iowa
Iowa City King Sejong Institute 1111 University Capitol Centre The University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa 52242-5500 USA
Creating a safer community for everyone. As a part of the Women's Resource and Action Center, MAC is dedicated to engaging men in violence prevention through education and activism regarding bystander behavior and healthy masculinity.
Couple and Family Therapy at UI is a social justice program dedicated to developing researcher-clinicians in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy.
Catch up on all the latest news in the Iowa City High Choral Department!
Connecting Veterans and military service members with higher education opportunities at the University of Iowa.
http://cph.uiowa.edu/iphp/, http://www.mphtc.org, http://cph.uiowa.edu/umperlc/
America's Foremost Professional Fraternity for Men and Women Pursuing Careers in Business
Friendship Yoga, established in 1993, is one of the oldest and most respected yoga centers in Iowa and is solely dedicated to the Iyengar Yoga method.
Thriving in creative chaos!
Iowa's association of interested parents, educators, and concerned citizens dedicated to meeting the needs of talented and gifted children and youth.