Seeing and Hearing are Related to Brain Function

Seeing and Hearing are Related to Brain Function

Many research studies have shown a direct correlation between the quality of a person’s vision and hearing and their rate of cognitive decline. Numerous studies have demonstrated a correlation between hearing loss and loss of memory, while other studies have demonstrated a correlation between the loss of eyesight — whether due to cataracts, diabetes or…

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Depression Causes Premature Aging

Depression is so prevalent, it is often referred to as “the common cold” of psychological illness. More than 16 million adults will have at least one major depressive episode this year. Depressive disorders have already been linked with a variety of illnesses and health problems, including cardiovascular disease, eating disorders, and a shorter life expectancy.…

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The High Impact of Diabetes

The High Impact of Diabetes

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that diabetes cost the United States $327 billion in 2017. Of that amount, $237 billion went for direct medical costs, and lost productivity accounted for  $90 billion . But those huge numbers don’t show the human suffering caused by this disease. Type 2 diabetes, which accounts…

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The Importance of Regular Sleep Patterns on Good Health

The Importance of Regular Sleep Patterns on Good Health

Recent research at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC has added important new insights into the growing mound of evidence suggesting that going to sleep at a regular time is fundamentally connected to good cardiovascular health and proper metabolic functioning. Previous studies have also linked irregular sleep schedules with obesity, diabetes and high…

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Am I Eligible for Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Am I Eligible for Cardiac Rehabilitation

In honor of American Heart Health Month, we are pleased to present the following information about one of the best tools in managing heart disease: cardiac rehabilitation. Cardiac rehabilitation is a multi-pronged program designed to help people who have heart disease. You may benefit from cardiac rehab if you have or have had a heart…

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Light Activity May Decrease Severity of Stroke

Light Activity May Decrease Severity of Stroke

Every year in the United States, approximately 800,000 people will suffer a stroke. Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the US. There are two major types of stroke. The first type is an ischemic stroke, which occurs when an arterial blood clot stops blood flow to the brain. The second type is…

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Cardiac Rehabilitation for Heart Failure   

Cardiac Rehabilitation for Heart Failure

In honor of Heart Health Month, Hamilton Grove Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is pleased to present this important information about cardiac rehabilitation for Congestive Heart Failure. Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is not only a serious condition, it is the leading cause of hospitalization in seniors. In CHF, also called Chronic Heart Failure, the heart is weakened and…

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New Research Provides Hope for Osteoporosis Cure

New Research Provides Hope for Osteoporosis Cure

  Osteoporosis, a disease in which bones become brittle and weak, is a serious problem in the elderly population. In the United States, nearly 45 million people over the age of 50 have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. One out of every three women and one out of every five men over the age of 50…

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The 5 Healthiest Nuts

The 5 Healthiest Nuts

It is well-known that nuts are not only among the best sources of plant-based proteins, but are also a good source of fiber, healthy fats, and an array of important nutrients. According to scientific research, a diet rich in nuts can help protect against a variety of chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease and inflammatory diseases.…

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Diabetes and Sleep

Diabetes and Sleep

The epidemic of sleep deprivation in the United States is well-established, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting that up to one third of Americans do not get the minimum-required 7 hours of sleep each night. Many studies show that people who do not get enough sleep are also more likely to…

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