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February 2017

Senior Health Facts

90% of Americans older than 55 are at risk for high blood pressure.Approximately 80% of older adults have at least one chronic disease such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes or arthritis.Almost 26% of Americans age 65 and older have diabetes, about 11.8 million seniors.Every 13 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall.One in four older adults experience a behaviora…

All the Ways We Care: Five Ways Main Street Hospital Is Taking Care of Seniors

Growing old brings a new set of health issues for most people. To face these challenges, seniors need the comprehensive range of medical services, technology and expertise available at Main Street Hospital. Here’s a brief overview of some of the services we provide for five of the most common health problems that seniors often face.Heart DiseaseThe greatest factor for increased heart disease is…

Answering Your Most Common Questions About Total Joint Replacement

Are you experiencing pain in your hip and knee? Are you having difficulty walking or climbing steps? If you are, you should talk to your primary care physician to determine the health of your hip and knee joints. In many cases, a combination of exercise, stretching, medications and losing weight can reduce or eliminate the symptoms of a damaged arthritic joint. But if these treatments don’t…

How to Avoid a Bummer Summer

Three Easy Tips to Keep Your Family Safe in the SunSlap On Some SunscreenSunburn increases the risk of skin cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. Excessive exposure to sunlight also causes age spots and wrinkles. So use plenty of sunscreen (30 SPF or higher) when you’re outside. If you don’t have sunscreen handy, cover exposed skin by wearing a long-sleeve shirt and…

Wound Care 101: Remember the 30-day Rule

Do you or a loved one have a wound that’s not healing? If you do, it’s time to get serious about seeking medical help.Every year about 6.5 million Americans suffer from a non-healing wound that needs professional medical treatment. A wound that fails to heal is often a sign of an underlying medical condition such as diabetes or vascular disease. And if the wound becomes infected, t…

A Message From Our CEO: Here for Our Seniors

Our bodies change as we age and with those changes come new health challenges. At Main Street Hospital, we’re here to provide the seniors in our community with the resources and expertise to meet those challenges with grace and confidence. We also encourage seniors to be active participants in taking care of their health. It starts with scheduling an annual physical exam with your primary car…

Interview with Linda Ronstadt: Finding Her Voice Again

The 11-time Grammy Winner Is Speaking Out After Parkinson’a Disease Ended Her Storied Musical Career.She was the most successful female singer  of the 1970s, with a strong yet nimble voice that produced more than 30 albums during a 40-year career. But in 2013, Linda Ronstadt announced she had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a progressive disorder of the nervous system that causes…

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