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  • Lower Cholesterol Levels with Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC)

    Lower Cholesterol Levels with Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC)

    Blood cholesterol Cholesterol is a waxy substance that travels in the blood in particles called lipoproteins. There are two main types of lipoproteins that can affect overall health: low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and high-density lipoproteins (HDL). High levels of LDL cholesterol increase the risk of getting a heart disease, while high level of HDL cholesterol decreases […]

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    Yoga: Refresh Yourself for the New Year!

    “Yoga is not a religion. It is a science, science of well-being, science of youthfulness, science of integrating body, mind and soul,” -Amit Ray (Indian author and spiritual master) What’s Yoga? Yoga comes from the Sanskrit root "yuj" that means "to join", "to unite", or “to disciplinate."  Originating in India, yoga is a healing spiritual, […]

  • Western Pennsylvania Home Health Association Awarded Home Care from the Joint Commission

    Western Pennsylvania Home Health Association Awarded Home Care from the Joint Commission

    Pittsburgh, PA , December 21st, 2015 Western Pennsylvania Home Health Association today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Home Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care. Western Pennsylvania Home Health Association […]

  • The Secret to Health: Mediterranean Diet

    The Secret to Health: Mediterranean Diet

    The Mediterranean Sea population has one of the lowest chronic disease rates and highest life expectancy rates in the world. This has raised interest among researches over the last century. In the late 1960’s, after years of studying Mediterranean eating habits, Ancel Keys described the features of their diet. Today, the Mediterranean diet is ranked […]

  • AgePage: A Good Night’s Sleep

    AgePage: A Good Night’s Sleep

    Provided by National Institute of Aging Ever since he retired, Edward dreads going to bed at night. He's afraid that when he turns off his light, he will just lie there with his eyes open and his mind racing. "How can I break this cycle?" he asks. "I'm so tired- I need to get some […]

  • Age Page: Depression

    Age Page: Depression

    Provided by National Institute of Aging Everyone feels blue now and then. It's part of life. But, if you no longer enjoy activities that you usually like, you may have a more serious problem. Feeling depressed without letup can change the way you think and the way you experience emotions. Doctors call this clinical depression. […]

  • Hospice Care: Make the Days Count!

    Hospice Care: Make the Days Count!

    The ways in which we experience death have been changing over the last century. The practice of end-of-life care has been influenced by the increased number of deaths occurring inside medical institutions. The percentage of deaths occurring inside US hospitals from 1949 until 1958 has increased by 10%. Back then, hospital staff was more focused […]

  • Never Too Late to Start Working Out

    Never Too Late to Start Working Out

    If you or your family member belong to 65+ age group, physical activity should be a part of your daily life! Start working out today to make your retirement happier, healthier and longer! According to Physical Activity Guidelines for Older Adults designed by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), three to four hours of physical activity a […]

  • Berry a day keeps Alzheimer’s away!

    Berry a day keeps Alzheimer’s away!

    A study of Mediterranean and DASH diets led to invention of a new MIND dietary pattern (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay diet), which  positively affects cognitive function, slows cognitive decline, and reduces a risk of Alzheimer disease (AD). “One of the more exciting things about this is that people who adhered even moderately to the […]

  • Happy Veterans Day

    Happy Veterans Day

    On behalf of ‪WPHHA‬ , we would like to wish you a ‪Happy Veterans Day‬ . Thank you for your daily sacrifice and the commitment you have made to protect our Country! As we take the time to reflect on this day and to think about those who have served, we must remember that there […]