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Blood Pressure Medication for Alzheimer’s Care?

Blood pressure and Alzheimer's care

A new study finds that blood pressure medication increases blood flow in the veins leading to the hippocampus, the first part of the brain where Alzheimer’s disease strikes. Although the study isn’t far-reaching and doesn’t prove that this drug helps fight Alzheimer’s, the authors say it is encouraging and further research may show it to…

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Technology for Better Post-Acute Care

Advances in post-acute care

As insurance companies and government health organizations become increasingly aware of influencing factors in healthcare, they are in turn becoming more savvy about how to allot payments for these factors. One example is post-acute care. Much research has shown that if patients are not well-take care of in the immediate time post-op, hospital readmissions greatly…

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New Therapy for Stroke Rehabilitation

New Hope for Stroke Rehabilitation

A new type of stroke rehabilitation therapy has been developed that may provide better help and new hope for stroke patients. What happens in a stroke? A stroke occurs when blood supply is cut off to the brain. Simple biology is that the heart pumps blood to all parts of our bodies through the vascular…

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Cardiac Rehab for Veterans With PTSD and Depression

cardiac rehab for veterans

New findings show that army veterans with mental health issues are likely make use of cardiac rehab. The study, published in The Journal of The American Heart Association, found that veterans who had a history of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) or depression were more likely than veterans who didn’t have this history to go…

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Orthopedic Rehab – Before an Injury

orthopedic rehab

A new concept in the world of orthopedic rehab is getting the rehab before an injury strikes. In this way, doing the exercises and activities that someone might do after an orthopedic injury before it might happen will hopefully prevent its occurrence. If you are an athlete, you can find out more at a rehab…

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Exercise Rehabilitation for CKD patients

Exercise rehabilitation

A new study published in the Clinical Kidney Journal describes how exercise rehabilitation can make a strong impact on the exercise habits of CKD, or chronic kidney disease, patients. This can potentially translate into fewer hospital admissions and allover better health. What is exercise rehabilitation? What is exercise rehabilitation? It’s a several-week program, generally around…

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State of the Art Therapy for ALS Patients

state of the art therapy

A diagnosis of ALS can be crushing for a formerly healthy person. ALS, or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a progressive disease which kills nerve cells and ultimately cause complete disability. There is no known cure for ALS, and people who have it slowly lose all of the ability to…

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Respite Care Funding May Increase

Respite care

Respite care is an ancillary but very important part of any patient’s overall healthcare. However, because it seems only indirectly related to a patient’s health, funding hasn’t been plentiful, and it often comes out of the caretaker’s pocket. This also means that it isn’t being used to the degree that’s necessary tor pure efficiency, since…

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