World Mental Health Day

October 10th is an important day in Elmwood Hills Healthcare Center’s calendar. That’s because October 10th is World Mental Health Day. But why does the world need a mental health day? Here’s what the World Health Organization (WHO) has to say: “World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of…

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Does Vitamin D Protect Against Neurodegenerative Diseases?

A recent review1 on the protective benefits of vitamin D sheds light on some of the limitations of the sunshine vitamin. Vitamin D deficiency is a big concern in New Jersey, due to the lack of sunlight. But will supplements give you all of the same benefits? The researchers reviewed articles documenting the effects of…

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New Healthcare Company CEO Named for Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase Initiative

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase just named a Chief Executive Officer for their new healthcare company initiative. In January, the three major companies announced their plans to form an independent health company, “free from profit-making incentives and constraints,” which would provide their employees with more affordable care and better options. Now, the giants brought…

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Alzheimer’s Awareness

“I think Alzheimer’s is an important cause.” – Kimberly Guilfoyle Do you know anyone with Alzheimer’s disease? Chances are, you answered yes. Alzheimer’s disease is devastating, both on the individual level and on the public level. In fact, 5.7 million people in America suffer from the Alzheimer’s and that number is projected to reach 14…

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Anxiety Increases In America Raising Concern

Many adults in America are showing concern about their future, in terms of health, finances and safety, according to a recent American Psychiatric Association (APA) poll. But that may not surprise you much. What’s more of a concern is the sharp increase since last year. The poll surveyed over 1,000 adults around the U.S., using…

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East Asian Ticks Found In New Jersey

New Jersey is making headlines in healthcare news these days. Unfortunately, it isn’t for a new technological breakthrough or service, but a scare: East Asian ticks. The Fear of East Asian Ticks The tick, also known as Longhorned or bush tick, have not been previously spotted in the U.S. and their existence came as an…

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The New Medicare Card: What You Need To Know

The new Medicare card should start arriving this month, through April 2019, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The mailing process will take place in stages and People with Medicare who are newly eligible in New Jersey should be receiving their new Social Security card after June 2018. What’s Different About…

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Study: Dim Lighting Can Harm Your Memory

A new study by researchers at Michigan State University has concluded that spending too much time in dim lighting may harm your memory and ability to learn new things. The findings indicate that staying in dimly lit rooms for long periods of time can actually change the structure of the brain. The researchers studied Nile grass…

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Lourdes Health System February 2018 Newsletter Is Here!

  Our February 2018 Newsletter from our friends at the Lourdes Health System is HERE! This month, it’s all about nutrition and the health benefits of eating eggs, so click on the link below to read all about it and print a copy for yourself! Lourdes_NL_Egg_LR

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