Posts Tagged ‘cardiac rehabilitation facilities Mercer County NJ’

The Emotional Costs of Heart Failure

Heart failure is a condition in which the heart is not strong enough to pump as much blood as the body needs. The heart is a muscle, but unlike other muscles, it doesn’t get stronger the harder it works. Instead, as it works harder to pump blood, it gets weaker, not stronger. As the heart…

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6 Surprising Causes of Heart Palpitations

With heart disease the leading cause of death in the US, people are right to be concerned if their heartbeat ever feels “funny.” Heart palpitations, when the heart skips a beat, flutters, or beats too hard or too fast, can occur for many reasons, only some of which require medical attention. Many people feel heart…

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Getting Your Loved One the Care They Need 

Helping a loved one navigate the world of Medicare or Medicaid involves becoming familiar with a variety of acronyms, including ADL and IADL. While these two may sound similar, knowing the difference determine what type of care your loved one can get — and whether it’s covered. ADLs ADL stands for Activities of Daily Living.…

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The Joyful Nursing Home

Depression affects nearly one out of every five American seniors, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. At greater risk are seniors with at least one chronic condition, those becoming increasingly dependent on others for their care, and people who are disabled. Because of this extra risk, we at Hamilton Grove Healthcare and Rehabilitation…

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The Best Shoes and Socks for Diabetics

Diabetes affects the body from head to toe, but diabetics need to be aware that those toes, as well as the rest of their feet, are particularly prone to problems. Proper foot care, including washing, drying, and inspecting your feet is crucial. So is what you wear on your feet. Diabetics should follow these 6…

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4 Tips for Staying Healthy and Happy as You Age   

The American population is aging, and as it does, scientists are looking for ways to keep it healthy. Here are 4 research-based tips for living a healthy old age. Go Mediterranean. If you want to live longer and protect yourself against age-related diseases, you should cut down on processed foods, and increase your intake of…

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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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The Flu Vaccine: Just the FAQs

The weather is getting brisker. The leaves are starting to turn. We know what that means: it’s time to get a flu shot. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), millions of people get the flu each year. Of those millions, hundreds of thousands will require hospitalization, and tens of thousands will…

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The Nose is Key to Unexpected Cognitive Functions

Interestingly, the anterior olfactory nucleus, a region in the forebrain that registers odor, has recently been found to be responsible for certain aspects of memory. Even more interesting is that those aspects are still linked with the sense of smell. A team of Swedish investigators published a study in the Journal of Neuroscience reporting that…

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Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis: What’s the Difference?

Fifty million people in the US suffer from some form of arthritis. The two most common types are Osteoarthritis (OA) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Both cause joint pain, stiffness, and swelling; however, they are two very different diseases. Here are the major differences between OA and RA: OA is more common, affecting 27 million people…

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