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Congress Calls For 50 Million Per Year To Increase Aging Services

Congress this week called for passage of a 50 million per year budget bill that will increase the number of geriatric health professionals.  The bill would help add more services and programs to support the increasing aging population in the United States. If passed, the Geriatrics Workforce Improvement Act (S. 2888), sponsored by Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME)…

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Crying Tears Are Really Very Good For Your Health

Crying is really for good for your health. Really. Tears aren’t just water. The liquid layers that make up tears are a lot more like saliva. There’s a lot swimming around in there, including oily lipids, metabolites, electrolytes, enzymes, and even hormones.  Without tears constantly hanging out around (and all over) your eyes, you wouldn’t be…

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Chest Pain On The Right Side: Should You Worry?

Chest pain on the left side of the body can indicate serious heart problems, such as a heart attack or other heart diseases. But, what about right side chest pain. Should we worry? Do we need to see a doctor?       Chest Pain: Right Side, Causes Right-sided chest pain can  indicate a variety of…

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Severe Asthma Sufferers Can Exercise And Stay Fit

Severe asthma sufferers can still stay in shape using a targeted exercise program. As long as your asthma is under control, and you stay safe if an attack strikes while you hit the gym.       Severe Asthma: Cardio Workouts Jogging, swimming, walking can help.  Stick to moderate intensity. That means you should be able to…

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Type II Diabetes Is A Very Serious Illness

Type II Diabetes: What Is it? Your body does a poor job converting carbohydrates into energy. This builds up sugar in your blood. Over time it increases your risk for heart disease, stroke, blindness, infections, and several other very serious illnesses. It strikes people of all ages, and the early symptoms are mild.  It is…

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Meet The Employee of The Month at Atlantic Coast Healthcare, Lakewood, NJ!

From the Desk of Chaya Schwed, MA, CCC-SLP – Atlantic Coast Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center On behalf of the entire staff at Atlantic Cost Healthcare and Rehabilitation, we nominate Leah Masna as employee of the Month! Leah embodies professionalism and dedication. Her skill as a Physical Therapist is evident in the gains her patients make,…

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Smart Robot Keeps People Walking During Rehab

A smart robot by Swiss scientists continuously trains and assists patients during walking rehabilitation sessions. Smart Robot The smart robot consists of a harness suspended from the ceiling and pulled up and forward by motors. Assistive force is controlled by an algorithm that measures stride, leg position, and muscle activity. Furthermore, the robot guarantees that the person…

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Ten Worst Cities For Asthma

Asthma is a respiratory disease marked by lung inflammation. The disease is triggered by stress, high pollen counts, and also smog.  The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) rates these environmental factors and consequently ranks the top 10 “Asthma Capitals” in the United States.     Ten Worst Asthma Cities   Chicago New Orleans…

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