What is Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

A woman with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.

The Ehlers-Danlos syndromes are a group of connective tissue disorders that can be inherited and are varied both in how affect the body and in their genetic causes. They are generally characterized by joint hypermobility (joints that stretch further than normal), skin hyperextensibility (skin that can be stretched further than normal), and tissue fragility. The … Read more

How to Determine Your Fall Risk and Mitigate Your Risk of Falls

An older man falling and hitting his hip on the stairs.

Jeff Petersen took some time this week to discuss how to reduce fall risk in older individuals. In the video, he discusses risk factors such as balance issues, previous falls, and medical conditions like arthritis or vision deficits. He also discusses the systems involved in balance and provides some self-assessment tools for balance and fall … Read more

Dog Heat Safety!

2 Rodesian Ridgebacks safe from the Arizona heat!

In the dry climate of Arizona, especially during the summer when it is hot the heat can cause several health problems in people and our 4 legged family members. I have had personal experience with my first dog a Bearded Collie named Joshua, becoming dehydrated after a strenuous hike. It was a scary and dangerous … Read more

The Effects of Exercise on Dementia

There are several types of cognitive impairment that fall within the umbrella term of dementia.  Dementia generally refers to a decline in memory and the ability to process information and make decisions. Some of the types include: Young onset dementia Mild cognitive impairment Vascular dementia Acute CVA Chronic vascular decline Mixed dementia Frontotemporal dementia Lewy … Read more