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Peripheral Neuropathy

Neuropathy is simply nerve damage. Nerves are the electrical wiring in your body responsible for many things, including sensation. Neuropathy is a disease usually affecting the extremities (arms and legs), hence the term Peripheral Neuropathy […]

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What is Neuropathy?

The lowdown on neuropathy. Neuropathy is simply nerve damage. Nerves are the electrical wiring in your body responsible for many things, including sensation. Neuropathy is a disease usually affecting the extremities (arms and legs), hence […]

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Bath Time

SPLISH, SPLASH…..ARE YOU TAKING A BATH?

By: Suzanne Burleson, for SENIOR Magazine

“Splish, splash I was taking a bath

Long about a Saturday night

A rub-a-dub, just relaxing in the tub

Thinking everything was alright

Well, I stepped out of the tub, put my feet on the floor…”

Unfortunately for seniors, the next line of this oldie but goodie from Bobby Darin, might be “I went slipping and a sliding – bumped my head on the door!” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more that one-third, or 11 million adults age 65 and older, fall each year in the United States. Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths and the most common cause of non-fatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma. […]

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What you need to know about neuropathy and the B vitamins – Medical Rehabilitation Specialists

Neuropathy and the B Vitamins
By Katharine Leppard, MD, Medical Rehabilitation Specialists, Colorado Springs LIVING WELL Magazine
Peripheral neuropathy is a dysfunction of the nerves, typically affecting the feet first, that can cause a variety of symptoms including numbness, pain and balance problems. This condition affects 20 million Americans, yet many people have never heard of it. […]