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How Can Essential Oils Benefit Seniors?

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for cosmetic purposes as well as for their purported spiritual and emotionally uplifting properties. Recent research now shows that essential oils used as aromatherapy or during massage can combat physical and mental stressors in senior citizens, as well as improve the symptoms of diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. We spoke to Dr. Tom McNulty of Highland Park’s Back and Body Health Center to find out more. Dr. McNulty is a Doctor of Chiropractic, a digestive health specialist, a certified acupuncturist, and an Active Release Techniques Practitioner. He is also certified
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Interview with Connie Branstrom, Healthcare Outreach Coordinator for Brandel Health & Rehab at Covenant Village of Northbrook

Did you know? Your knees and hips are your largest joints. They support the majority of your body’s weight and must work together to provide the mobility most people take for granted, until injury, arthritis, or other problems interfere. Depending on the cause of your pain, the resolution will vary. For some, it might be a set of exercises, pain relief medication, minor surgery, or some combination of these. But for many people, knee and hip problems become so troubling that the best solution is to replace a worn-out knee or hip with a mechanical joint. Talk with your doctor to find
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5 of the Best Arthritis Treatment Options

Nearly half of all seniors suffer from arthritis.  This condition, brought on by wear and tear, commonly affects the knees making it difficult to climb stairs or even walk.  But once a senior is diagnosed with osteoarthritis, what do you do next? Here are 5 of the best treatment options available to seniors with arthritis: Make lifestyle changes.  The idea is to put less stress on the affected joint, so weight maintenance is important.  Maintaining your weight can be difficult as exercise is painful. Try exercises that can be done while sitting down. Swimming may also be a good alternative
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