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April 2021

Health and wellness observances and featured health topics

Stress awareness

Getting the kids where they need to go, making sure you make it to work on time, checking the never-ending list of emails in your inbox, reviewing your to-do list to figure out where to even start. Does that sound like the beginning of your day? One stressful situation after another. In addition to affecting our daily lives, stress can lead to or worsen a multitude of health problems. Here are some everyday tools to help combat stress.

Everyday tools to combat stress

Parkinson's awareness

Parkinson's disease damages or destroys nerve cells in a region of the brain called the substantia nigra. These cells normally produce dopamine, a chemical that's essential for controlling movement. As more of these cells stop working, the brain's dopamine supply gets smaller. This leaves a person with decreasing control over his or her movements, causing symptoms such as tremors and trembling, stiffness in the limbs and torso, slowness of movement, and problems with balance and coordination.

At Crossing Rivers Health, we offer LSVT® LOUD and LSVT® BIG, programs that have been developed and scientifically researched over the past 20 years with funding from the National Institutes of Health to help individuals with Parkinson's disease and other neurological conditions. Learn more about these programs at the link below.

Learn more about LSVT® programs

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