Posts Tagged ‘rehabilitation Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey’
Self-Quarantine or Isolation?
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread at alarming rates, governments across the world are taking more aggressive measures to contain it and to “flatten the curve.” By looking at Italy’s current and dire situation, governments are struggling to find ways to prevent illness and deaths as well as a similar collapse of the…Read More
The New Corona Virus [2019-nCoV]
According to the CDC, as of February 25th, there were fifty-three cases of the novel coronavirus disease (2019-nCoV) in the United States. There have been 2,462 deaths worldwide, most of them in mainland China. No deaths have been reported in the United States. While the risk of contracting the virus continues to be low in…Read More
Stroke is the leading cause of serious long-term disability. While stroke occurs more frequently in older adults over age 65, it can strike and immobilize an individual at any age. In fact, data from 2009, reveals that 34% of the people hospitalized for a stroke were less than 65 years old. Those that make…Read More
Is Dad Depressed?
You’ve seen Dad shuffling around his apartment irritable and snappy. When he’s not complaining about his persistent aches and pains, he’s sleeping or eating excessive amounts of food. He has little interest in his old woodworking hobby and no longer plays racketball with the guys. You wonder — Is Dad depressed? While depression…Read More
Over 65 and Taking Prescription Medications? These 6 Tips will Protect You from Serious Complications
A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), shows that older adults use more prescription medications than their younger counterparts— and are therefore at high risk for complications from those medications. The study found that 81% of the people it surveyed who were between the ages of 57 and 85 take at…Read More
This Year’s Flu is Especially Strong, but so is the Flu Vaccine
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 2019-2020 flu season has not only begun, but is at elevated levels throughout the country. The CDC estimates that 2.6 million People have already contracted the flu in the US, with 23,000 of them requiring hospitalization, and 1,300 dying from the flu. Typically, over…Read More
5 Tips for Staying Healthy with Diabetes
The American Diabetes Association reports that more than one-quarter of US seniors have diabetes, and a full half have prediabetes. Diabetes is associated with higher mortality rates, higher risk of cardiovascular disease, reduced function, and decreased ability to live independently, especially in seniors, However, it is possible to stay healthy if you have diabetes. Follow…Read More
High LDL Cholesterol is Bad for You. So is Low LDL.
High cholesterol is directly linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease. High levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) in particular are directly associated with increased risk of heart attack. In an effort to fight cardiovascular disease, a variety of strategies and medications have been developed to lower cholesterol. However, recently it was discovered that these measures…Read More
Feeling Busy Helps People Make Healthy Choices
An international study found that people around the globe, whether in California or in Hong Kong, make healthier choices for themselves if they feel they are “busy.” This aspect of a “busy mindset,” as it is known in the research, was conducted by researchers at the global business school INSEAD, the Fox School of Business…Read More
Why Your Knees Buckle
Knee buckling — and even the feeling that one’s knee might buckle — is common among older adults. Studies show that nearly 12% of adults between 36 and 94 reported at least one episode of knee buckling within the last three months. Since the age range included in these studies was relatively large, the…Read More