Healthcare Education

World Tuberculosis Day

Each day, over 4,000 people lose their lives to Tuberculosis (TB )and close to 30,000 people fall ill with this preventable and curable disease. We aim to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of Tuberculosis, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic.

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Tips for Seniors: Boosting the Immune System

This week’s article is dedicated to the hardworking staff in all long-term rehabilitation and care facilities. In the light of the sensitive situation in the world, let’s focus on how we can succeed in boosting the immune system. Three cheers for seniors and their families who focus on boosting their immune system!   Begin Boosting…

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Brain Injury Awareness Month

For more than three decades, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has proudly led the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month by conducting an engaging public awareness campaign in March of each year. This campaign provides a platform for educating the general public about the incidence of brain injury and the needs of…

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Alzheimer’s Care: Slow or Rapid Progression of Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s is considered a progressive disease. While medicine can’t stop the disease from progressing, it can slow the damage and help control the symptoms. This article discusses the rate of change. Being aware of the rate of progression can be a tool to understand how well the patient is. Certain symptoms can be a red…

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National Nutrition Month

“Eat Right, Bite by Bite!” March is National Nutrition Month! We encourage everyone to focus on making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

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Honoring Low Vision Awareness Month

By 2030, when the last baby boomers turn 65, the number of Americans who have visual impairments is projected to reach 7.2 million, with 5 million having low vision. Low vision is when even with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery, people have difficulty seeing, which makes everyday tasks difficult to do. For people…

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Finding the Right Doctor: For Post-Acute Rehab

What are we looking for in a doctor for post-acute rehab? What motivates us to select a particular doctor? What makes that choice the ‘right’ doctor?   Let’s take a look at the way we choose our doctors. Often, people are limited in which doctor they can use. The limitations might be: Geographical Financial Lack…

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Seniors, Sleeplessness and Solutions

Sleeplessness in seniors is a big issue. Sleep is essential to the well-being of every person. The average senior needs 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night. A doctor once joked to me, “You can take it in 2 doses.” That means, that if a person cannot sleep all 7 or 8 hours in…

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Recreational Therapy Month

Recreational Therapy Month raises awareness about the positive and pivotal impact of therapeutic recreation programs and services in improving health and well-being. Over the years, recreational therapy has become an important component of quality patient care.

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