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Stroke: Preventable, Treatable, Beatable 

Every 40 seconds, someone in America has a stroke.    Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, and the leading cause of adult long-term disability. It can happen to anyone at any time, regardless of race, sex or age. But, annually, more women suffer from strokes then men, and twice […]

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Preventing Falls in Older Adults 

Every year, more than one out of four adults age 65 or older fall, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those who fall, more than 800,000 are hospitalized because of injuries, usually to the head or hip.  Once a person experiences a fall, it can limit mobility and independence. This, in […]

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Recovering from Illness, Injury with Aquatic Therapy

While many individuals at one time or another have enjoyed floating or swimming in pools for fun, pools can play an important role in rehabilitation through the use of aquatic therapy. Aquatic therapy is when physical therapy is provided in a pool under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. At Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation […]

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Trekking to Good Health

If hiking is a fitness goal for the New Year, you may want to consider using trekking poles. Trekking poles look like ski poles and are standard equipment among hikers. They’re a great way to provide stability and support on all types of terrain when they are fitted and used properly. When selecting trekking poles, […]

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How Family Caregivers Can Care for Themselves

Caring, giving, sharing. The holidays can bring out the best in most of us. But for family caregivers, this is everyday life. Caring for a loved one can be a rewarding experience. But it also can be very stressful on the caregiver, especially if that individual is trying to manage a career, family and children […]

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Comparing Physical Therapy and Opioids

For many of us, we know the nuisance of a minor pain. If allergies cause us to have a sinus headache, we take a decongestant. Back pain from a weekend of yard work? Ibuprofen may do the trick.   But what about those who suffer from chronic pain that lasts longer than six months? No […]

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Personal Commitments Improve Patient Care

As a nurse at Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital (MVRRH), I recall many long nights studying as a nursing student at Northland Pioneer College in Show Low. When I selected nursing as my major, I knew the classwork would be intense, but it didn’t intimidate me. I was entering a field where people’s lives literally […]

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