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People over the age of 65 are most prone to heat related illnesses for several reasons; as we age we do not adjust as well to sudden changes in temperature, we are more likely to have a chronic medical condition, and are also more likely to take medication that can inhibit perspiration and impair the…

With 11% of children ages 3–6 having a speech, language, voice, or swallowing disorder—and almost 15% of school-age children experiencing some degree of hearing loss—communication disorders are among the most common disabilities in children nationwide. Timely intervention is key, as untreated speech/language and hearing disorders can lead to problems with reading and writing, academic success,…

Thank you for your patience with HealthSource construction.  May 1 Completion of renovation in Adolescent and Chemical Dependency Units in Behavioral Medicine Completion of renovation in Administrative Wing August 1 Completion of new Gerotology Unit in Behavioral Medicine September 1 Completion of new therapy pool and gym renovations in Medical Rehabilitation Completion of private rooms…

Every 40 seconds in the United States someone has a stroke; nearly 800,000 American adults will suffer a stroke this year alone. Approximately 75% of those people will require some type of therapy after the incident. HealthSource Saginaw is a leading destination for people requiring stroke rehabilitation. Some of the technologies available at HealthSource include:…

Maintaining proper nutrition as we age is important to help prevent age related complications like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and other chronic health conditions. Your needs and habits change as you get older; you will likely need fewer calories, you may experience a loss in appetite, medical conditions may influence diet change, some…

Divorce can be a traumatic experience for children. Whether their initial reaction is shock, anger, worry, sadness or frustration, there are a variety of things parents can do to encourage their children to cope and move forward successfully through this transition. Parents’ recognition of their ability to impact their children towards a healthy transition, or…

Each year, 2.8 million people age 65 and older are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries. In fact, more than one out of four older people fall each year, and falling once doubles your chances of falling again. Many falls do not cause injuries, but one out of five falls does cause a serious…

Choosing a Skilled Nursing Facility Whether an individual needs a short-term rehabilitation after an accident, illness, or surgery, or needs extended long-term care, today’s skilled nursing facilities offer a wide variety of services and accommodations. When evaluating a short-term rehabilitation environment, check to make sure the therapies available meet your needs. Here are a few…