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

The Flu Shot Will Not Give You The Flu, It Really Won’t

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The flu shot most definitely cannot cause the flu—no matter how many times you’ve heard this longstanding myth.   Just the opposite is true, the flu vaccine is incredibly safe.  The proof is that’s it’s been given to millions of people and been around for a long time.   But, while the flu shot will not…

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Low Grade Inflammation Plays Key Role In Making You Sick

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Low grade inflammation plays a key role in making you sick. It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. The assumption, extant for a long time, has been that chronic illness happens through a major disease such as cancer, heart disease, dementia or diabetes. But recent research suggests that the common trigger is actually inflammation.  …

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Milken Institute Recommends New Strategies To Reduce Dementia’s Toll

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The Milken Institute has just released their report which contains several practical solutions to control dementia. It suggests ways to help the 13 million men and women currently suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.   The authors also provide suggestions for caregivers who carry a heavy burden taking care of these incapacitated patients.   The report…

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November Is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

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The month of November, every year, is designated as Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. President Reagan proclaimed this back in 1983 and it has been observed every year since then.   According to the Alzheimer’s Association, at that time there were less than two million people with the disease. Unfortunately, through the years that number has…

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Red Eyes: Causes, Symptoms And Available Treatments

Red eyes are much more common than many people realize. Indeed, It can happen to people of all ages, but especially to senior citizens.   Eyes may turn red when the tiny blood vessels on the surface of the eyes expand and turn the whites of one or both eyes a pink or reddish tint.…

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Migraine Headaches Increase Your Risk For Alzheimer’s

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Migraine headaches can increase you risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a recent study by Canadian researchers.   Canadian researchers from the University of Waterloo and the University of Manitoba found that migraine sufferers were four times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease.   The study evaluated 679 senior citizens who participated in the…

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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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