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Celebrating National Handwashing Awareness Week

Join us in celebrating National Handwashing Awareness Week. Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It’s quick, it’s simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick. Handwashing is a win for everyone, except…

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National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

The month of November is known as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. President Ronald Reagan made that designation in 1983 and it is something that is still recognized today. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, at that time there were less than two million people with the disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that leads to memory,…

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Will Wound Care Rehabilitation Be Getting More Advanced Anytime Soon?

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Wound care rehabilitation can be an arduous process, considering that many people who undergo it have chronic wounds, which means they never really heal. Even ones that do can take a very long time. Researchers are always working on new methods of wound care rehabilitation to improve the process, make it quicker, and help heal…

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New Devices on the Market to Help With Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Advances in Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Orthopedic Rehabilitation makes up a large percentage of post hospitalization care and short term rehabilitation. Orthopedic issues, such as breaks and inflammation, often require different types of therapies and can knock a person out for a long time until there is a complete recovery. What happens in orthopedic rehabilitation? Someone can end up in orthopedic…

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Should Yoga be included in a COPD rehab program?

Can yoga help with COPD rehab?

Yoga may help patients who have COPD to breathe and exercise better. Should it be included in any basic COPD rehab program? What is COPD? COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is an umbrella term for various lung diseases that make it hard to breathe or cause patients to cough mucus. Some of the more…

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Why Opponents Object to the Repeal of the Medicaid Access Rule

Repeal Medicaid access?

CMS is ready to roll out a new rule that repeals the current Medicaid access rule. While they offer important reasons for doing so, there are many opponents who say it will overall have a strong negative effect on care for patients. What is the Medicaid access rule? The current rule on the books for…

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Cybernetic Implant for Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury

Treating a traumatic brain injury is not so simple. There are many therapies that help people recover, but it could be many years before there’s any significant progress, and often there’s nothing to do. There’s a new concept in treating these injuries that might actually make a huge revolution in treatment – it’s called cybernetics,…

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When Patients Should go Directly to a Skilled Nursing Facility

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Patients usually end up in a skilled nursing facility as a post-op measure, for further recovery. But there are times when it makes the most sense to go straight there, and when Medicare will still cover the cost. Accountable Care Organizations An important development in Medicare reimbursements is the establishment of accountable care organizations, or…

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Neurological care and Palliative care  – How to Bring Them Together

Neurological care and palliative care

New research shows that there is a great need for more palliative care programs across the country. However, something that seems to be enormously missing from many programs is neurological care.  The need for palliative care Study after study has shown the efficacy of palliative care for patients and the need to expand services for…

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