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Depression and Anxiety in the Elderly

Dec 19, 2012

Currently, there are 35 million people over the age of 65 in the United States, and by 2050, this population will double to more than 70 million. Unfortunately, in addition to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, behavioral health disorders such as...

Sound Advice to Help Prevent Winter Falls

Nov 19, 2012

A fall can happen to anyone at any time and in any place, but the cold weather, with its ice and snow, makes your chances of falling even greater than at any other time of the year.  Besides just being...

The Affordable Care Act: How Does It Affect You?

Oct 21, 2012

By: Richard C. Memmott, Sr. Director of Masonicare Community Services and Chairman, Connecticut Commission on Aging On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, the health care law that was designed to increase access to health...

Getting a Flu Shot – What you need to know

Oct 18, 2012

During her career as a nurse, Caroline Hebert, RN, Manager of the Outpatient Specialty Clinics and Employee Health at Masonicare Health Center in Wallingford, has seen dozens of patients with influenza and witnessed firsthand the serious complications that can often...

Common Causes of Shoulder Pain and How to Ease Your Symptoms

Oct 3, 2012

Christopher Lathrop, OTD, MS, OTR/L is the director of rehabilitation at Masonicare Health Center in Wallingford. With a clinical specialty in upper extremity rehabilitation, Dr. Lathrop knows only too well how debilitating an achy, painful shoulder can be and how...

Aphasia – An uncommon term – but a common problem for many

May 9, 2012

According to the National Health Observances calendar, June is National Aphasia Awareness Month.  Although Aphasia is a word that’s probably not familiar to many of us, the condition is more common than you might think.  You may even know someone...

Masonicare’s Pathways Program

Apr 10, 2012

Helping Seniors and Their Families Deal with the Challenges of Aging   Through Masonicare’s Pathways Program, many Connecticut seniors have received comprehensive evaluations and subsequent recommendations that have enabled them to take the steps needed to have the most independent,...

Learn Why Advance Medical Directives are Important – to You AND Your Family

Apr 1, 2012

The Fifth Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day, designed to “inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning,” will be held throughout the United States on Monday, April 16.   Masonicare will be hosting many...

Registered Dietitians Encourage Consumers to ‘Get Your Plate in Shape’

Mar 1, 2012

March is National Nutrition Month.  Registered Dietitians (R.D.) from around the country are promoting their expertise in nutrition. Registered Dietitians translate sound, science- and evidence-based research into messages consumers can understand and apply to their everyday life. Each March, the...

Reduce Your Risk for Developing Heart Disease

Feb 1, 2012

February is American Heart Month.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death and a major cause of disability in the United States.  Dr. Yvette Fernandez, an outstanding physician and...

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