Posts Tagged ‘best cardiac rehabilitation Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey’

Artificial Intelligence Tackles Lung Cancer Diagnosis

For those of us who are fascinated by the possibilities that artificial intelligence (AI) is creating, it is impossible to forget the famous 1997 tournament between the reigning world chess champion Garry Kasparov and IBM’s Deep Blue chess supercomputer. It was the first time that a machine defeated a reigning chess world champion in a…

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It’s Not the Heat, It’s the Humidity, Especially for the Elderly

As they say, it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. This is especially true for older people who have health conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, and high blood pressure (hypertension). In general, seniors are greater risk for heat-related conditions, such as dehydration, heat stress, and sunstroke. Their bodies have a diminishing…

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4 Surprising Risk Factors for Heart Disease

Heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States, is implicated in one out of every four deaths. The risk factors for heart disease are well-known: smoking, high cholesterol, hypertension, obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, diabetes, and stress. But research has uncovered a few risk factors that might come as more of a surprise.…

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Study Reveals the Genetics of High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is known as “the silent killer” because it has no symptoms and is the leading cardiovascular cause of death worldwide. The American Heart Association (AHA) estimates that nearly one-half of all adults in the US suffers from hypertension, meaning approximately 100 million Americans have it. What’s worse: many…

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Diagnosing Skin Cancer is about to Become Much Easier

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Skin cancer generally falls into two categories: melanoma and non-melanoma. Non-melanoma often leads to some sort of disfigurement, while melanoma often leads to death. According to the American Cancer Society, rates of melanoma have…

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10 Ways to Help People with Alzheimer’s Get the Nutrition They Need

A common but lesser-known aspect of Alzheimer’s and other dementias is loss of appetite. Add to this that as mental and 1physical function decline, skills such as using a fork or spoon, and drinking from a cup can also be lost. Ensuring that someone with a dementia gets proper nutrition requires planning. If nutrition is…

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4 Cool Tips for a Safe Summer

Hello, summer! As we enjoy the longer, sun-filled days, we need to be aware of the risks that hot weather brings to the older population. Seniors are more affected by the heat for three reasons: As we age, our bodies do not adapt as well to changes in temperature Seniors are more likely than the…

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How to Miss a Diagnosis of Dementia: Go to the Doctor Alone

A Johns Hopkins study suggests that dementia is an even greater problem than we know. According to this research, a significant majority of seniors with dementia are undiagnosed — or are not aware that they have been diagnosed. The biggest risk factor for a senior being unaware of their diagnosis? Going to the doctor alone.…

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Creating a Joyful Home for Seniors

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 Atlantic Coast Healthcare and Rehabilitation…

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Why Your Hands Tremble

Many people who experience trembling, which is usually most obvious in the hands, immediately worry they have Parkinson’s, a disease characterized by tremors.  The fact is that most older people have some degree of hand tremor, though it may not be so noticeable. Moreover, though tremors appear most commonly in the hands, they also can…

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