Stroke Survivors Regain Movement in their Arms with Help of Computer Game

We live in a digital age. Computer games today are one of the world’s top forms of entertainment. Popular with all ages, it is estimated that more than 1.2 billion people all over the world play computer games. Now a unique video computer game is helping stroke survivors regain movement and muscle function in their…

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Diagnostic Screening Tests for Seniors

Diagnostic screening tests for seniors can find health issues in their early stages, while they still can be treated. Lives can be prolonged and saved by finding potentially dangerous health conditions before they become major life threatening problems. However, some kinds of diagnostic screening tests actually pose health risks and one has to weigh the…

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AGEISM is Age-related Prejudice against Seniors

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that there are around 600 million seniors over age 60 all over the world. By 2025 this number will double and by 2050 the number of seniors all over the world will reach two billion. While many seniors face health and financial problems, there is now also age-related prejudice…

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Red Meat and Processed Meat Associated with a Higher Risk for All Cause Death

Higher consumption of red meat and processed meat, was associated with an increased risk of death from all causes for both men and women. This was according to a study by researchers at Harvard University published in the BMJ June 12, 2019. Nurse’s Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study Participants were 53,553 women…

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Prevent Dementia by Preventing Stroke – the Berlin Manifesto

A group of experts led by professor, Dr. Vladimir Hachinski of Western University, together with international collaborators Matthias Endres, Martin Dichgans and Zaven Khachaturian are calling on the worldwide community to unite to take action on preventing dementia by preventing stroke. The Berlin Manifesto was published July 18, 2019 in the journal Alzheimer’s and Dementia.…

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Palliative Care alongside Curative Treatment

Palliative care is extra care that is given alongside curative treatment for very serious illnesses. Palliative care is given for as long as possible no matter what the prognosis is. Palliative care can be given at any stage of a serious disease. In fact, palliative care can be started as soon as there is a…

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Even Kids can Save Lives with Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

According to the CBC November 27, 2018, two Canadian boys aged 7 and 10 saved their grandmother’s life by performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on her. Their grandmother went into sudden cardiac arrest, which progresses very rapidly to sudden cardiac death. The kids noticed she had stopped breathing and had no pulse. They tried to phone…

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Seniors and Fatigue

Difference between being Tired or Suffering from Fatigue Seniors sometimes suffer from fatigue. It is normal to be tired sometimes, but usually a good night’s sleep or a few days of rest is all that is needed to get going again. However, if this extreme fatigue persists for weeks, it is time to make an…

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