Posts Tagged ‘Rehab near Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation’

The Great American Smokeout can Help you Quit Smoking

Trying to Quit Smoking? Join the Great American Smokeout On Thursday, November 21, 2019 the American Cancer Society will hold the Great American Smokeout event. The main purpose of this 44th annual event is to encourage Americans to quit smoking or to make a plan for quitting moking. Joining thousands of other people all over…

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Government Sponsored Paid Time-off for Caregiving

November is National Family Caregivers Month to honor the heroic caregivers across America who take care of ill loved ones at home. This year’s theme is BeCareCurious. According to the AARP, more than 40 million voluntary family caregivers receive no pay, but provide about 37 billion dollars of free care. Nearly half of family caregivers…

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American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Recommends Annual Memory Tests for Seniors

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) recommends that Seniors age 65 and over be screened every year by their physicians for thinking and memory problems. Aging is a major risk factor for developing problems with memory and thinking. This recommendation was published September 18, 2019, online in the journal of Neurology . The test may…

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Vitamin E may Prevent Permanent Muscle Damage after a Heart Attack

A study published September, 2019 in Redox Biology by researchers from the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Australia found that a strong form of Vitamin E called alpha-tocopherol (α-TOH) can prevent permanent damage or death of the heart muscle after a heart attack. The lead author of the study was Professor Karlheinz Peter, the…

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Caterpillar Fungus Shows Promise to Treat Osteoarthritis (OA)

A study published March 18, 2019 in Scientific Reports showed that a fungus that infects caterpillars called codycepin shows promise to be a unique kind of treatment for osteoarthritis (OA). The study was carried out by researchers from the University of Nottingham in the UK, led by Dr. Cornelia De Moor and supported by Versus…

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to Treat Osteoarthritis

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a Low-risk Biologic Treatment for Osteoarthritis Biologics are medical procedures that use a person’s own body cells and blood to heal a damaged part of one’s own body. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) has been shown to have potential benefits in treating osteoarthritis. PRP is one of the most successful and…

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Overnight Heating Pad can Lower Blood Pressure that Rises when Lying Down

An innovative totally non-invasive and inexpensive way has been found to lower blood pressure in people who suffer from supine hypertension due to autonomic failure. This is a condition that causes blood pressure to rise while lying down and can cause a big drop in blood pressure when getting up. Using a heating pad overnight…

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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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