Heart Disease: The Number One Killer of Women

Thanks to the efforts of marketing campaigns, awareness of breast cancer risk is widespread. However, women are not always aware that the biggest risk to their health is not breast-cancer but heart disease. Each year, 40,000 women die of breast cancer in the US. But ten times as many women — 400,000— die annually of…

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The Family Medical History: An Important Healthcare Tool

When you or your loved one first sees a doctor, you will typically be asked for a family medical history. This is no mere stroll down Memory Lane: a family medical history contains a wealth of information that can help guide medical practitioners in caring for their patient. Why are family medical histories important? Many…

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Is it Alzheimer’s or Is it Normal Aging?

Mom forgot where she put her purse. Dad struggled to remember his brother’s name. Moments like these make everyone wonder: Is it Alzheimer’s or normal aging? Since June is National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month, we at Hamilton Grove Healthcare and Rehabilitation are presenting a short guide to knowing the difference. While we might be…

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Senior Skin Care | Thin Skin

  Skin care rules that apply when we’re young —  such as avoiding smoking, and using sunscreen and moisturizers —  still hold true as we get older. However, senior skin requires special care and attention because of the way our skin changes as it ages. Over the years, our skin becomes thinner, more fragile, and…

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Short Term Rehab: What It Is, How It Works, Service Types

Short term rehab provides therapy for individuals recovering from a surgery, illness or accident. They can receive rehab at a hospital as an out-patient, a medical treatment facility, or as a short stay in-patient at a skilled nursing home. Depending on the severity of the injury, treatment can last for as little as a couple of…

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Stroke Tissue Repaired With Novel Bioengineered Gel

Stroke tissue can now be rejuvenated with a new bioengineered gel that makes it regrow. Unlike most other tissues in the body, the brain cannot regenerate. Once brain tissue dies, it is absorbed, leaving a cavity that is not refilled. Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States. A stroke occurs when blood supply to a…

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Yanny Versus Laurel: The Amazing Science Of Hearing

Yanny or Laurel? Which did you hear? The audio clip that has been making the social media rounds has people debating and taking sides. This is similar to the fuss back in 2015 regarding the dress picture. No one could agree if the dress was white and gold or blue and black.   Laurel VS.…

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Skilled Nursing Home Celebration Week May 13-19 2018

This entire week, May 13-19, 2018 is National Skilled Nursing Home Week. It was formerly known as National Nursing Home Week. This years 2018 theme is “Celebrating Life’s Stories”. This acknowledgement and praise for the skilled nursing fraternity was established by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) in 1967 and always begins on Mother’s Day.…

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