Bad Habits Can Lead You To Disease And Serious Health Problems

Bad habits, many of which you’re probably not even aware of doing, can actually lead you to getting sick and contracting serious illness. A bad habit is a negative behaviour pattern. Common examples include: procrastination, overspending, nail-biting and too much time watching television or using a computer.       Bad Habits: Cracking Knuckles Cfrac,king knuckles may lead to arthritis. A substance…

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Stroke Rehabilitation Restores Limb Function And Movement

Stroke rehabilitation begins once the patient’s condition has stabilized, which can be as soon as 24 to 48 hours after the incident. Early, individualized therapy helps improve chances of recovery. After leaving the hospital, the patient continues rehabilitation at a skilled nursing facility, inpatient or outpatient clinic, or at home. While some stroke survivors recover fully,…

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Physical Therapists Develop Affordable Camera System

Physical therapists often use expensive, over-engineered equipment that does its job well but is expensive. It’s one reason the overall cost of rehab can be steep, as buying and maintaining pricey equipment quickly adds up. For example, some of the more advanced systems involve multiple cameras that track how the arms, legs, and other parts…

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Acupuncture: What Is It, Does It Work?

Acupuncture relieves chronic pain by releasing the body’s energy through stimulating 14 energy pathways in the body. It releases the flow of the body’s vital energy or “qi” by stimulating points along 14 energy pathways. Thin pointed needles inserted into the body release natural painkillers, called endorphins, to boost blood flow and change brain activity.…

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Diabetes Control With Regular Scheduled Exercise

Exercise is especially important if you have diabetes. Regular scheduled workouts can lower your blood sugar and blood pressure, boost your energy, and improve sleep. For seniors, high impact exercises are unnecessary as there are plenty of other options.       Diabetes: Walking It’s a simple way to get exercise and fresh air. It…

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Promoting Good Nutrition Should Be A Priority for Clinicians

Nutrition plays a vital role in maintaining good health and helping to prevent chronic disease. And yet when people visit the doctor, they’re unlikely to receive this kind of counseling as part of their medical care.       Nutrition: Challenges in Addressing Nutrition in Clinical Settings Why isn’t nutrition more frequently addressed in clinical…

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Detecting Alzheimers Disease Risk With Two New Simple Tests

The long search for simple diagnostic tests to detect Alzheimers disease may know be over. Both the nose and the eyes can serve as windows into what’s going on in the brain. The Smell Test For Alzheimers   The University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT), measures cognitive decline in people with no symptoms as…

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Royal Suites Healthcare Salutes Brielle Smith, Congratulations!

Royal Suites Healthcare salutes Brielle Smith, a 3-sports star, in soccer, basketball, as well as the javelin. Brielle is one of our own, the daughter of Frank Smith, long time Cook Supervisor, a great and dedicated employee at our Royal Suites Healthcare and Rehabilitation facility. Brielle always fancied herself a pretty good soccer and basketball…

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New Imaging Procedure Monitors Cancer Patients Without Radiation

Israeli doctors have developed a new imaging procedure to monitor cancer patients without exposing them to the dangers of radiation.    Imaging Without Radiation Doctors at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center have developed a new method to monitor tumors without injecting patients with radioactive substances.   Magnetic resonance imaging can alert doctors to suspicious acidity levels in the…

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Depression Relapse: Be Aware Of These Warning Signs

Depression is well studied but less attention is paid to depression relapses and how to handle it. Some people will experience major depression only once in their life. Others may have one or more depression relapses. Doctors urge that it’s  important to pay attention to your feelings and recognize the relapse symptoms. Seek help quickly and…

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