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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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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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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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Prediabetic? Go to bed earlier!

One in three people in the United States are living with a condition known as prediabetes, a level of insulin resistance that is just one step short of full-blown diabetes. Diabetes wreaks havoc on almost every part of the body, and the complications associated with it include some of the most serious and illnesses, including…

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Which is Healthier: Animal Protein or Plant Protein?

Which is Healthier Animal Protein or Plant Protein

Although it is generally agreed that a high-protein diet is important for optimal health, there remains a heated debate regarding which of the many different sources of protein offer the greatest health benefits. In particular, the distinction between animal and plant proteins is a matter of great interest. But first: a quick lesson in biochemistry.…

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Arthritis and Diabetes: the Surprising Connection

Arthritis is not one disease, but several. Osteoarthritis, which is usually found in older people, is caused by wear and tear on the joints. Inflammatory arthritis, on the other hand, refers to a group of autoimmune diseases, diseases in which the immune system attacks the body’s joints, and can occur at any age. Inflammatory arthritis…

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