Caring for the Caregiver

It Takes a Village By the North County Staff Care for caregivers About 52 million people provide unpaid, informal care at home to a loved one aged 20 or older, although the number varies by study depending on the criteria used to define caregivers. Of those, 32 million—or 16 percent of the population—provide care for... Read More

Preventing Hypertension

It Takes a Village Take high blood pressure seriously By the North County Staff Chances are you know someone with high blood pressure, or hypertension, if you don’t have it yourself—it affects about one in four American adults. High blood pressure doesn’t sound very serious, but it can be a silent and deadly condition because... Read More

Choosing and using a walker

It Takes a Village Choosing and using a walker By the North County Staff Choosing and learning to use a walker can be surprisingly difficult, but if you have trouble balancing or are at risk of falling, using a walker, even if only temporarily, can save you a lengthy, painful rehabilitation from a fall. Walkers,... Read More