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2 Expert Tips for Getting the Best Nursing Home Care

Mom can no longer take care of herself, and everyone agrees it’s time for her to move into a facility that will take better care of her. But how can you make sure she gets the attention she needs? Dr. Naushira Pandya, president of The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, has spent years…

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How to Ease the Transfer of Your Loved One to a Nursing Home  

Who can give you advice when you are admitting a loved one to a nursing home? Most people turn to the doctor in charge of their loved one’s care. But a study published in The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine suggests that this trusted source may not have the answers you need. The…

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Are Highly Cushioned Shoes Good for You?

It is extremely common nowadays to see people with highly cushioned footwear, whether running shoes with thick protective soles, specialized walking shoes, or orthopedic shoes. Though more expensive, these shoes are generally considered more comfortable, able to provide better protection for the feet, and to make better balance, posture, and stability easier to achieve. Consequently,…

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How to Travel Safely with Alzheimer’s

Summertime is vacation time for many families. But if your family includes someone who has Alzheimer’s, you’ll need to do a little extra planning. These 6 tips will help you make your vacation both fun and safe for everyone. Be realistic. This is not the time to plan a 7-day 10-country trip to Europe. Your…

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Sleep Deprivation and Heart Disease

Recently, a group of scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, MA, in collaboration with colleagues from other research institutions, investigated the relationship between sleep and arteriosclerosis. Arteriosclerosis is a condition caused by the buildup of fatty deposits and plaque inside a person’s arteries, causing them to become narrow and stiff. Individuals suffering from…

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The Facts about Pacemakers

A healthy adult heart beats between 60 and 100 times a minute. Each beat is prompted by a group of cells in the upper right chamber of the heart. This biological “spark plug” fires at regular intervals, generating an electrical signal that travels through the heart, keeping the heart beating regularly. But if the heart’s…

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