Therapy Specialties

Adult ADHD Treatment By Health Care Professionals

ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) in adults can be treated by health care professionals such as psychiatrists, psychologists, skilled nurses, and social workers. Adult ADHD symptoms can be caused by several medical conditions or may be a side effect of medications. Therefore, blood tests are done as part of the initial assessment. Occasionally, X-rays or CAT scans…

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Stroke Victims Recovery Looks Promising With New Injectable Gel

Researchers at the UCLA have developed an injectable gel that promotes tissue regeneration and wound healing in the brains of stroke victims. Background-The Body Tissue Healing Process Damaged body cell tissue heals and regenerates through cell adhesion and cell migration. In cell adhesion, new cells “stick” to the materials between cells, called the extracellular matrix. In…

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Exercise Is Key To Your Good Health

Exercise is imperative to maintain your good health. It benefits your brain and improves your mood, muscle tone, and overall health. Moreover, it is very helpful in losing weight and keeping it off.   Exercise  The five best exercise regimens as per Dr. Luiza Petre, Board Certified Cardiologist and Weight Management specialist are listed here: Tabatha …

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Flu Vaccine New Microneedle Patch Superior to Injections

 A Flu Vaccine microneedle patch was evaluated and compared to the standard hypodermic needle delivery system by scientists at the Emory University School of Medicine.  Results demonstrated that the microneedle patch provided a greater more robust immune response and was far more effective in reducing side effects. Vaccine and Influenza   Each year, thousands of people…

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Sleep Tips, Stay Healthy And Alert With These Recommendations

Here are recommended sleep tips to maintain your health and alertness.                     Sleep Tips To Follow Research shows that learning, memory, and information consolidation maintains at a high level. . Lack of rest leads to a decrease in mental performance, focus, and happiness. And you don’t…

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Expansion Microscopy Enlarges Samples Providing Clearer Images

Expansion Microscopy, developed by Harvard and MIT researchers, enlarges sample sizes by 100 fold. Consequently, you can see cell tissues with greater clarity and precision. How Expansion Microscopy Works Conventional Electron microscopy limits the ability to clearly image in great detail biological tissue that is smaller than a lights wavelength. On the other hand, this…

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Drama Helps With Dementia

I came across a very interesting company recently called Scripted-IMPROV™ Scripted-IMPROV™ is a program that uses improvisational and participatory drama techniques to achieve higher levels of engagement with dementia residents. Here is what it looks like: They were the subject of a research study to examine the effects of the program on senior living residents…

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Putnam Ridge celebrates Speech Therapy Month in May!

In celebration of Speech Therapy Pathologist month, Putnam Ridge is highlighting the importance of speech and language therapy in the sub-acute setting.  Their full-time Speech-Language Pathologist, Patricia Williams, works with residents on a broad scope of speech, language, swallowing and cognitive communication issues. Speech therapy helps to assess, diagnose and treat those who need structural…

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What Is Palliative Care?

Palliative care is a holistic approach to care that focuses on treating pain and symptoms and improving quality of life in people with serious illnesses. Palliative care is often confused with Hospice Care and though there are similarities in approaches, they are not the same thing. Hospice as a clinical definition, is where the patient…

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Visiting Your Loved One In A Skilled Nursing Facility

At Putnam Ridge, we strongly encourage families to visit with their loved ones and we have seen firsthand how these visits enhance their quality of life and helps lift their spirits. However, when visiting with a loved one who is suffering from dementia, this can sometimes become somewhat of a challenge for both the family…

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