RMH Blog

How to Minimize the Inconvenience of Hip Replacement Surgery  

  • Nurse talking to patient

Hip replacement surgery can be very inconvenient no matter how much it’s needed. The surgery is expensive; recovery takes a long time.  It temporarily interferes with your independence. Here are a few tips to minimize the disruption it brings to your life.   How to Shorten Your Recovery Time   Your choice […]

Walking: The Easy Path to Fitness

  • Two women and a man walking for fitness

Walking for fitness is easy because it flows from our natural form of locomotion.  The simple act of putting one foot in front of the other can strengthen us to do the things we love. It can also help protect us from disease and premature death.   Walking is Natural  When something is as natural […]

Safe Ink- Choosing a Tattoo Shop

  • Woman getting a tattoo on her arm by man wearing safety gloves

Getting a new tattoo can be exciting, whether you’re a collector or a first-time canvas. While it’s tempting to fixate on the artwork, the first step to getting a great tattoo is choosing a safe place to get it. If you love the art but don’t have a safe experience, […]

Light Therapy for the Winter Blues 

Many of us look forward to the crisp cool air and brightly colored leaves of autumn. For those who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), however, fall often marks the beginning of “winter blues” that may not end until the following spring or summer.   What is SAD?   SAD is a form of seasonal depression associated with the decrease in sunlight that occurs as the days get shorter.  It usually […]

Does Letting Kids Drink at Home Really Teach Them How to Drink?  

  • Teen talking to parent

Can children be taught to drink responsibly? Sharon Levy, MD, MPH, director of the Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and associate professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School doesn’t believe so.  Dr. Levy says, “It’s a myth that you can teach kids to drink.”   According to a study […]

Do you know the signs of a stroke?

When someone has a stroke, the clock starts ticking. Once three hours have passed, the chance for medication to reduce damage caused by the stroke has passed. If you or someone close to you shows signs of a stroke, don’t delay. Call 911 immediately. Acting quickly could help prevent lifelong impairment or death.  Signs of […]

Fun Weekend Activities to do with the Family

Now that summer vacations are over, many of us are looking for some fun weekend things to do with the family, especially things that aren’t too far from Rush County. Here are a few suggestions:   Looking for something outside the box? Check out the underground “catacombs” under City Market in downtown Indy. These vaulted brick hallways […]

Helping Parents Cope With Downsizing 

  • Couple downsizing and holding boxes

Downsizing to a smaller home is a logical step for many seniors, but frequently not a welcome one. For younger people, moving is often the result of a positive change: a new job, a more desirable location, making room for a new baby, etc. For aging seniors, moving is more […]

Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal of the Day?  

Skipping breakfast is a common way to save time and decrease the total number of calories eaten during the day. While saving a few minutes may or may not be worth it, those who are trying to lose weight may find that skipping breakfast has unintended consequences.    Research has found the following among those […]