Higher Vitamin D Levels can Improve the Ability to Exercise

  A study October 30, 2018 published in the EAPC European Journal of Preventive Cardiology shows that higher levels of Vitamin D are associated with better exercise capacity (cardiorespiratory fitness). Until now it was known that Vitamin D has positive effects on the heart and bones, but there were conflicting results for how Vitamin D…

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Gastrostomy Care

A gastrostomy, commonly known as a feeding tube, is a procedure called for when a person has swallowing or chewing or other feeding problems and cannot eat food normally through the mouth. This is very common in people who have had a stroke and until they can learn to eat again independently they may need…

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Group Singing Improves Motor Function and Quality of Life in Parkinson’s Disease

  Therapeutic group singing was shown to improve mood and motor symptoms in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) according to a report in Science Daily. Results of this research were presented by Elizabeth Stegemöller, an assistant professor of kinesiology at Iowa State University at the conference of the Society for Neuroscience 2018. Stegemöller leads a…

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November is National Diabetes Month and Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month The National Eye Institute (NEI) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are supporting Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Diabetic eye disease is an umbrella term for several eye diseases that can be found in all types of diabetics (type 1, type 2, gestational) and all of these…

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Diabetes Shown to be Risk for Parkinson’s Disease (PD)

November 2018 is National Diabetes Month November is National Diabetes Month and to date no real cure has been found for diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2015 there were 30.3 million Americans (9.4% of the population) with diabetes (mainly type 2 diabetes) and 1.25 million American children and adults with type 1…

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Today is World Stroke Day

Today, October 29 is World Stroke Day, which is sponsored by the World Stroke Organization (WSO) to raise worldwide awareness that strokes can be treated and prevented. According to the WSO, about 80 million people worldwide have suffered from a stroke and about 50 million stroke survivors are afflicted with some kind of disability or…

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New Breakthrough Gives Hope to Millions of Seniors with Hearing Loss

Scientists Succeeded to Regrow Sensory Hairs Necessary for Proper Hearing A new study published September 30, 2018, in the European Journal of Neuroscience is about a major breakthrough that could possibly restore hearing loss to more than 40 million Americans who have experienced some degree of hearing impairment. Scientists at the University of Rochester Medical…

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First Annual Art Show For Those Caring For Loved Ones With Alzheimer’s

We are so grateful to have been able to host our first Annual Art Show in support of those dealing with loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s. We hope to hold many more in the future. Click on the link below to see more! http://www.shorelocalnews.com/art-show-for-alzheimers-features-the-artwork-of-those-living-with-dementia/

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