Posts Tagged ‘Elmwood Hill Health Care’

Sub-Acute Rehabilitation FAQs

What happens after someone has a stroke? How do seniors regain their abilities after a hip fracture? The answer is sub-acute rehabilitation. If you’ve never heard of sub-acute rehabilitation, this article is for you. In this handy guide, we’ll answer the most frequently asked questions about sub-acute rehab. What is sub-acute rehabilitation? It’s also known…

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3 Tips for Finding the Right Doctor

Did you recently move to a new area? Is your doctor retiring? Whatever your reason, you may be in search of a new doctor. Trying to find the right doctor can be a daunting task. We’ve put together this short guide to help you find the perfect provider for you or your loved one. 1.…

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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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February: American Heart Month

It’s halfway through February, so it’s time to talk about American Heart Month. Here are some basic facts about heart disease that everyone—at every age—should know. What is heart disease? Cardiovascular disease—the main form of heart disease—is any disorder involving the heart or blood vessels. People with this form of heart disease have narrowing arteries…

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Heartburn, Problem Foods You Should Avoid Eating

Heartburn is a burning discomfort usually in the center of the chest that continues up to the throat. Stomach acid refluxes flows upwards through a valve called the lower esophageal sphincter into the esophagus and irritates its tissue. Certain foods as listed below trigger heartburn. Avoid eating them.   Heartburn Triggers The First Rule you…

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Tesla Powerful Ultra High Field MRI Scanner Is Approved for Immediate Use

Siemens Healthineers has very recently received regulatory approval to market their new Ultra High Field MRI scanner for clinical practice. The Tesla Magnetom Terra provides  a magnetic field strength of 7 Tesla, double that of the current 3 Telsa MRI machine.   Tesla MRI Capabilities The new Tesla MRI machine provides higher image resolution and improved…

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Habits Affect Your Health, Get Rid Of The Bad Ones

Most people don’t realize that bad habits can significantly worsen their health and even develop into chronic illnesses. In this blog we will highlight some nasty bad habits and their consequences.   Habits: Knuckle Cracking   The sound is not only annoying but also bad for your health.  A substance called synovial fluid keeps your joints…

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Generic Eye Drops for Seniors Could Save Millions of Dollars a Year

Glaucoma and dry eye in senior citizens are common and require daily eye drops. Eye Drops For Seniors, Current Status   A study by University of Michigan researchers show that eye doctors prescribe more brand-name medications by volume, 75% of the time.  In contrast, other medical specialities prescribe name brands only one third of the…

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New Joint Implant Coating Prevents Bacterial Infections

Artificial joints often develop bacterial infections after implantation.  Antibiotic-enriched bone cement is applied to the infected joint and then re-inserted after several weeks. Bone cement, however, is limited in its ability to kill infections.   Fighting Bacterial Infections In Implants Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital used vancomycin, a polyethylene polymer antibiotic. This antibiotic lasts longer than…

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Seeing AI Blindness App Helps Blind People See

Major advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) research on Blindness now helps blind people see the world around them. How The Seeing AI App Works  Microsoft recently released their Seeing AI Blindless App.  The user points their smartphone’s camera at an object and the App reads out what it’s seeing.  Point the camera at a person…

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