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Naps and Blood Pressure. Picture of a black male sitting at a table with his head resting on one hand, napping.

Naps and Blood Pressure

Hypertension (high blood pressure) affects 31.1% of the adult population worldwide and contributes to the burden of health problems. [1] Hypertension increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure, and accounts for about 9.4 million deaths every year in the world. [2] A recent study finds that people who take a midday nap […]




Is Physical Therapy in Home Effective? Picture of a young black physical therapist working with an older black male in his home.

Is Physical Therapy in Home Effective?

A big misconception about physical therapy (PT) is that you have to have heavy equipment and expensive tools to have a rehab program that works. This in not always the case. If you are rehabbing from a total hip or knee replacement, a stroke, or even problems like Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis, being at […]




Aspen Healthcare Services – 2022 Winner

With our 2022 recognition in Best of Denton for both home health and hospice, Aspen Healthcare Services is being recognized as an established institution in the Dallas-Fort Worth healthcare arena. See more in the Texas News Journal: https://thetexasnewsjournal.com/Business/aspen-healthcare-services-named-2022-best-of-denton-for-both-home-health-and-hospice/ “The Best of Denton County designation serves as an important business signal indicating a local history of […]




Health and Watching Too Much TV. Picture of a caucasian male watching TV and holding the remote.

Health and Watching Too Much TV

Your mother probably told you it is not healthy to sit and watch TV so much, but you thought she was just making it up. Actually, over the past 40 years, a number of studies have shown negative health effects related to watching TV for hours each day. A recent addition to this collection of […]




Social Isolation and Health Risks in Seniors. Picture of a Hispanic male looking very upset or depressed.

Social Isolation and Health Risks in Seniors

By nature, human beings are social creatures. The connection to others enables us to survive and thrive. Yet, as we get older, many are alone more often, and this leaves them vulnerable to social isolation and loneliness. This isolation also leaves seniors more susceptible to health-related problems such as high blood pressure, obesity, a weakened […]




Snoring? Trouble Sleeping? Try Exercise. Picture of a caucasian male sleeping in bed and a caucasian female in bed holding her pillow around her ears.

Snoring? Trouble Sleeping? Try Exercise.

Insufficient or low-quality sleep may be more than an annoyance. It can be a major health concern meriting a visit to your general practitioner or a sleep specialist. Difficulty sleeping that impairs activities of daily living and lasts greater than three months meets the clinical definition of insomnia. Insomnia can be a disorder or a […]




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Gardening for Health

Anybody who’s ever weeded a row of turnips, planted petunias, or mowed a thriving lawn knows that gardening can be hard work. That hard work pays off in more ways than having the best roses on the block or a tasty salad. Gardening in its various forms has a multitude of benefits: Increase hand strength, […]




Recognizing Pain in Seniors with Dementia. Picture of a young caucasian female cooking with an elderly caucasian female watching.

Recognizing Pain in Seniors with Dementia

Various studies suggest a large portion of seniors with dementia have unrecognized, severe pain. A recent study out of the University of Rochester suggests that nearly a third of severe pain cases go unrecognized when seniors have dementia.1-3 Pain in dementia can lead to other problems such as agitation, aggression, hallucinations, delusions, depression, impaired physical […]




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Help Prevent a Stroke

Dr. Cheryl Bushnell, a neurologist and director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Wake Forest Baptist Health, states preventions are “not just for preventing stroke, but for preventing dementia as well. You can do the same things to prevent both.” These are five ways to start on prevention: If you smoke, quit. Smoking is one […]




Signs of a Stroke. Picture of a Caucasian healthcare provider with a Caucasian family.

Signs of a Stroke

A stroke can be a scary thing to experience. Knowing the signs and symptoms of a stroke may assist in being able to take quick action and perhaps save a life. The signs of a stroke are: Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, usually on one side of the body. Sudden […]






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