RMH Blog

10 Tips to Help You Age Healthy

  • Older couple doing yoga outside

Healthy aging, like having enough money to retire, is largely dependent on choices you make long before old age actually arrives. Here are 10 tips that will help you look forward to a healthy old age.  Know your family history and share it with your primary care provider. If your genetics put you at higher risk for particular health […]

Prevent Broken Bones with Early Detection of Osteoporosis 

  • Older Woman exercising withsmall wieghts

One way to prevent broken bones is to keep bones strong and solid. This is primarily done with strength– training and weight-bearing exercises as well as proper nutrition. As people age, however, their bones can become thinner. They may look more like a sponge than solid material. This is called “osteoporosis”.   Osteoporosis is more […]

Is “Covid Brain” Real?  

  • Woman experiencing confusion looking at a laptop

Is “Covid Brain” Real?   Many patients who appear to be fully recovered from relatively mild cases of COVID-19 are reporting a condition that is informally titled “Covid Brain” or “Covid Fog”.  Reported symptoms include confusion, poor short-term memory, poor concentration, sleep disturbance, fatigue and trouble remembering words. In severe cases, patients have even experienced delusions. These […]

Primary Care Providers Help Patients Maintain Wellness 

  • Doctor taking patients blood pressure

While it’s easy to get tired of the “same old” advice to eat well, exercise, and get enough sleep, these wellness basics are much easier to live with than a series of escalating healthcare issues resulting from years of neglect. Obesity, inactivity and a lack of sleep put the body under continual stress, leading to pain, decreased function and, in many […]

Rotator Cuff Injury

  • Man with rotator cuff injury

What do house painters, baseball pitchers and carpenters all have in common? They all run the risk of damaging their rotator cuff at work. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that join the upper arm bone, or humerus, to the shoulder blades. Injury or overuse can create […]

Severe Allergies Can Return  

  • Woman with allergic reaction on her upper arm

Immunotherapy involves giving gradually increasing doses of antigens to patients with allergies that affect their safety or quality of life. Eventually, immunotherapy causes the patient’s allergic response to disappear or decrease to a negligible level. Once this happens, the immunotherapy can be discontinued.    Many patients don’t realize is that it is […]

Possible Risks of Delaying a Total Joint Replacement 

  • woman with knee pain sitting on exam table

There are a lot of factors patients consider when deciding when to get a total joint replacement of a hip or knee. While pain is usually the primary consideration, it is not the only one. Other factors include:   Overall health  Weight loss concerns  The time needed off work for surgery and recovery  The risks of […]

Menopause and Weight Gain

  • Woman Adjusting Weight ,Scale

While menopausal weight gain isn’t inevitable, it is quite common. Women in menopause often have trouble sleeping, which is associated with weight gain. As part of the normal aging process, their level of physical activity also tends to drop, making weight gain more likely. In addition, the decrease in estrogen levels associated with menopause affects the way […]

8 Tips for Winter Workouts 

  • Woman stopped after running in the cold

Working out in cold weather isn’t for everyone, but if treadmill boredom is getting to you, here are eight tips for winter workouts:   1) Stay visible. Many of us work out either before or after work when winter visibility is low. Be sure to wear reflective clothing, and a headlamp if […]

The Challenges and Rewards of Caregiving 

  • Elderly woman with female caregiver

Sometimes a caregiving situation is short-lived, for instance when an injury or illness heals quickly. At other times, the caregiving journey can last for years, or even decades.  No two caregiving journeys are exactly the same, but caregiving challenges can include:  Sleep deprivation.   Having a living space that is cluttered with medical equipment  Being obliged to take someone else’s special diet into consideration at every meal.   Being responsible […]