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

Excessive Daytime Sleep Top Symptom Of Alzheimer’s Disease

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Extreme daytime sleep has been identified as a top symptom of Alzheimer’s disease.  The question is, what causes this?  Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), led by Dr. Lea Grinberg, report that people with Alzheimer’s disease, experience major brain cell loss in three regions of the brain responsible for wakefulness. Excessive Daytime…

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Prediabetes A Warning To Change Your Lifestyle Immediately

Prediabetes is a condition where your blood sugar levels are higher than they should be, but not yet high enough to be considered diabetes. Pre-diabetes can progress to type 2 diabetes, a disease in which your body does not use insulin properly.   Statistics now show that 33 percent of  American adults has this condition.…

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New Blood Test Catches Alzheimer’s Early, Helps Find A Cure

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A new blood test can now detect specific biomarker proteins at an early stage of the disease. These proteins are called amyloids. They build up in the brains of Alzheimer’s sufferers — and their expansion destroys healthy brain neurons and causes eventual death to the patient.   Catching Alzheimer’s disease at a very stage would…

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Functionally Impaired Adults At Higher Risk For Nursing Homes In Old Age

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Functionally impaired middle-age adults who can’t perform activities of daily living, show higher risk for winding up in nursing homes in their old age. This data comes from a recent National Institute of Aging (NIA) study. The question is, how can these mid-aged adults be helped so as to either prevent or delay these outcomes?…

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Good Nutrition Is One Of The Keys To Great Health

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Good nutrition is one of the keys to great health, according to many health care providers. Indeed this advice is unanimous and accepted by all age groups, including senior citizens who have their own specific health challenges. The question is, however, what are the best foods for me to include in my diet? Indeed, many…

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Happy 4th Of July, 2019, America!

The 4th of July (Independence Day) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States on July 4, 1776.   The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject to the monarch of Britain and were now united, free, and independent states. The Congress…

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Cancer Tumors Respond To Low Dosage Combo Drugs

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Cancer tumors responded well to low dosages of three drugs given simultaneously, a recent study reports.   Researchers at University of Geneva (UNIGE) in Switzerland, developed a way of recreating tumors in 3D outside the body and then using them to test drugs. This technique can provide oncologists with a uniform way to test various…

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Internet Affects On The Human Brain, Destructive Or Helpful?

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The internet has been around for less than 30 years — so you might think that it’s still an infant with hardly any influence on us. But, think again — the internet has had, and continues to have a profound affect on our lives. The question is, how does it affect our brains, and on…

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Walking With The Right Technique Is The Best Exercise

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Walking, if done with the correct technique, is the best exercise and brings your fitness to the highest level.   There are many people, including senior citizens, that love to walk, but don’t see positive results. Believe it or not there are things you can do to insure that your walking sessions will max out…

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Poll Shows 50% Of Seniors Fear Getting Dementia, Memory Loss

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A recent poll reports that almost half of people ages 50 to 64 are concerned about developing memory loss and dementia.   Researchers also found that while 75 percent of those surveyed were taking supplements or solving puzzles to maintain brain health, most others have done nothing to prevent their cognitive decline.      …

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