Posts Tagged ‘stroke’

Technology Provides Faster Care For Patients With Neurologic Issues

Technology in the form of video consultations, aka telehealth, is providing faster care for people suffering from neurologic disorders. Diagnoses are as accurate as an in-office or at a health care facility.   This development could not have come at a better time. The reason: There is a growing shortage of neurologists in the health…

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Too Much Sleep Just As Bad For You, As Too Little Sleep

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Too much sleep can be just as bad for you as getting too little sleep according to the American Heart Association.   That’s right — getting more than the recommended seven to nine hours per night  is now linked to a higher risk of premature death.  Indeed, according to the American Heart Association (AHA), excessive sleeping…

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7 Myths About Strokes Debunked

The old saying that “what you don’t know won’t hurt you” may be occasionally true. But not when it comes to myths about strokes. According to the CDC, strokes – also known as CVAs (cerebrovascular accidents) – are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. They’re also one of the medical conditions…

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How Laughing Helps Your Health

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“Whoever said laughter is the best medicine was right – it’s also the glue that holds friendships together. To laugh together at life’s ridiculous turn of events makes those events bearable. To laugh at the funny things in life makes life wonderful. The real gift is having a friend to share … laughter with.” ― Ellen…

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American Heart Month – Cholesterol Basics

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It’s February, and that means it’s American Heart Month. Due to its severity, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) set this year’s focus on blood cholesterol. According to the numbers from the American Heart Association, as cited by the CDC, almost 1 out of every 3 American adults have high blood cholesterol. This…

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Benefits Of Whole Wheat Bread

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Do you eat whole wheat bread? Many people don’t. They either prefer the taste of white bread. Or they don’t think that the white bread is not so good for their health. Either way, they probably aren’t sure how whole wheat bread can help their health. In this post, we’ll discuss a couple of the…

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Olive Oil Health Benefits

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In honor of Hanukkah, we’ll discuss olive oil and a couple of its health benefits. Olive oil makes a great salad dressing. But, have you ever thought about olive oil health benefits outside its nutritional properties? “My mother takes care of my health. She makes sure that the food cooked is in olive oil.” –…

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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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Obesity: You Get Fat Because Your Brain Says So

Obesity affects more than a third of (or 78.6 million) adults in the United States. Obesity is a huge public health concern, not least because it is associated with poor mental health and many other serious medical problems. These include some of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and the rest of the world, such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and…

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Stroke: Understanding Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the United States, with one person dying every 4 minutes. For black people, it is the 3rd leading cause of death. Approximately 800,000 people have a stroke each year; about one every 40 seconds. Only heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, and accidents are more deadly. What…

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