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New Year, New Knees

After 400 backcountry hikes into the Grand Canyon, 100 trips down the Colorado River and scores of worldwide excursions spanning a 44-year career, it was no surprise to 65-year-old geologist Wayne Ranney when his knees began to bother him. “I went to the doctor, tried a couple treatments and when they didn’t work, the doctors […]

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Recognizing, Treating Brain Injuries

The human brain is an extraordinary and complex organ. It is responsible for our ability to think, feel, process information, concentrate, make decisions and experience emotions. It is responsible for our ability to walk, talk, eat, draw, write and sleep. It coordinates – without us even knowing it is happening – our breathing, heartbeat, organ […]

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How Rehab Hospital’s Zero Gravity System Helps Stroke Victims

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. When a stroke doesn’t take a life, it often leaves a person’s life changed forever, suffering from short-term and/or long-term mental and physical deficits. Though each person’s post-stroke conditions are unique, many experience loss of movement, balance, coordination, loss of memory and […]

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Acting Fast with First Signs of Stroke 

Just as a heart attack (myocardial infarction) is the blockage of blood and oxygen to the heart, a stroke (or brain attack) affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. An ischemic stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is blocked by a clot. When this happens, […]

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Why High Blood Pressure is Dangerous

Blood pressure is the force needed to push the blood from the heart through the arteries to the body. It is the measurement of how hard the heart has to work to pump blood. Each time the heart beats, it is pushing blood and oxygen through the arteries to the entire body. Blood pressure is measured […]

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