Overcome Your Winter Depression

December 3, 2017 — In North America, it is estimated that 50 to 60 percent of the population is affected by winter depression. There is a broad spectrum of symptoms that arise, from a change in sleep patterns to weight gain. This means about half of the people you know are depressed in the wintertime! People who live in... Read More

Sparkling Snowflake Cookies

December 3, 2017 — Ingredients: 1 (18.25 ounce) box white cake mix 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter or margarine 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups quick or old-fashioned oats, uncooked Assorted colored sugars, candy sprinkles Small candies or decorator icings Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl, combine half the dry cake mix with... Read More

Make Resolutions That Matter

December 3, 2017 — Turning over the calendar is a great time to make personal resolutions for the coming year. Resolutions can be made throughout the year, but if you have been thinking about several new ones for the coming year, here are tips to not only help you make resolutions, but to keep them! I Resolve To… Okay,... Read More

Amazing Health Benefits of Tea

December 3, 2017 — Tea tastes excellent and is a versatile drink, but can also be extremely healthy for you. Many of the health benefits of tea come from EGCG, which is an extremely powerful natural antioxidant. Antioxidants work to rid your body of harmful free radicals, which can damage the cells in your body. The EGCG in your... Read More

Holiday Crafts

December 3, 2017 — Bead Garlands: You will need some string or plastic cord, a whole lot of beads, some scissors, and some glue. Cut the string or cord to the desired length, and thread it through the first bead. Tie a knot around that bead, and add some glue to keep it secure. Now add the rest of... Read More

Vanessa McClure

December 3, 2017 — Vanessa McClure, APRN, has been named Chief Nursing Officer of Meadowbrook Rehabilitation Hospital of Gardner. She brings over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She has extensive experience in nursing leadership and guiding her team to success in both patient care and case management. Vanessa’s vast knowledge encompasses caring for cardiac patients in... Read More

Eating Healthy Made Easy

November 1, 2017 — When snacking, make it a point to serve yourself a portion of the snack in a bowl. If you eat out of the bag or box that the snack came in, then it is more likely that you will end up consuming more than the recommended serving size. Remember to eat often throughout the course... Read More

How to Prepare for Cold and Flu Season with a Strong Immune System

November 1, 2017 — Cold and flu season will be upon us soon and there is no better time to protect yourself than right now with a strong immune system. What is the immune system? Very simply, our immune system is like a shield that protects our body from the germs, bacteria and viruses that can cause illness. The... Read More

April Hall

November 1, 2017 — Introducing April Hall, CRT, the Director of Respiratory Therapy at Meadowbrook Rehabilitation Hospital! April has been a respiratory therapist for 14 years and has worked in home health, acute and long-term acute hospitals. She has been with Meadowbrook since July 2005. “I enjoy working at Meadowbrook,” April said, “and I get to work with a... Read More

Giving Thanks for Being a Caregiver

November 1, 2017 — Balancing work, home and private life with the demands of being a caregiver can be a frustrating juggling act. Just around the time you may get a good balance, the demands of your elderly parent might change and you are again pulled back into that stressful situation. How can you offset the worry, the anxiety,... Read More