Posts Tagged ‘Putnam Hospital Center Rehabilitation Services – Main Campus’

Generic Drug Accessibility, Pricing Made Easier With House Passed Bill

Generic drug accessibility and lower prices for these drugs is improved with recent passage of a House legislation.   The legislation, approved 234 to 183, stops big pharmaceutical companies (Big Pharma) from preventing generic manufacturers to create lower-priced versions of their products.           Generic Drug Accessibility: Lower Prices Necessary The House…

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Healthiest Cooking Oil For You, Is It Olive Or Canola?

The healthiest cooking oil depends on which food experts you ask. Some food experts choose canola oil, while other food experts insist that it’s olive oil.   The fact is that both canola oil and olive oil are two of the most popular cooking oils worldwide.   They are both promoted as heart-healthy and share…

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Telementoring Significantly Improves Skilled Nursing Home Care

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Telementoring significantly improves skilled nursing care, a recent study reports.   Educating skilled nursing facility (SNF) staff members through virtual shadowing improves their geriatric expertise. This hands-on mentoring saves time and provides immediate positive feedback in real-time situations. The bottom line is that it’s a win-win situation for both staffers and aged residents.    …

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Oral Health For Seniors Suffering From Dementia Is Important

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Oral health for seniors is very important and especially for those seniors suffering from Dementia. In many cases, progression of dementia prevents the senior from taking care of himself. It then becomes necessary for the family to hire a caregiver.   The National Institute of Aging (NIA) has published the following oral health recommendations for…

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Herbs Extracted From Plants May One Day Cure Alzheimer’s Disease

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Herbs are usually thought of as spices you would add to your favorite foods to enhance their flavor and taste.   But, now comes word from researchers at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, that a herb derived from the Yerba Santa plant may effectively treat seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s disease   Yerba santa,…

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Medicare Ambulance Pilot Program Paying For Seniors’ To Doctor Offices

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Medicare ambulance services for senior citizens may very well be expanded based on a current pilot study. It is currently testing the efficacy of covering the costs for trips to seniors’ urgent care centers and doctors’ offices. Medicare is looking to give seniors more options with their besides the current trip to the hospital emergency…

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Cognitive Decline In Senior Citizens Linked To Hearing Loss, Dementia

Cognitive decline in senior citizens is linked to hearing loss and dementia, a new study reports. Early intervention may reverse some of the decline and improve the quality of life. Researchers at Harvard University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital were the lead investigators on this study.    These scientists analyzed eight years of data of…

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Sleeping Well For 7-8 Hours A Night Can Reduce Your Chronic Pain

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Sleeping well consistently can reduce chronic pain, a new study shows. New research by scientists at the University of California, Berkley, shows that sleep deprivation blocks the brain’s natural ability to relieve pain. Indeed, there may be a link between sleep deprivation, chronic pain, and opioid addiction. The statistics are not encouraging as 35% of…

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Phosphate Might Be The Reason You’re Too Tired To Exercise

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Phosphate in the form of inorganic phosphate is a food additive found in many of our foods. It is a particle derived from phosphorus, a mineral that the body needs to build and repair bones and teeth, help nerves function, and make muscles contract. Manufacturers add phosphate to food in order to keep it fresh for longer…

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A New Brain Implant Possible Cure For Parkinson’e Disease

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A new brain implant may lead to a cure for Parkinson’s disease and other neurological illnesses.  Currently, Doctors electrically stimulate various areas of the brain to treat conditions such as epilepsy, stroke, and depression. The treatment sends electrical impulses to control the activity of the brain and central nervous system. Doctors sometimes also use this technique to improve…

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