Healthcare News

Honoring World Tuberculosis Day

Each day, over 4,000 people lose their lives to Tuberculosis (TB )and close to 30,000 people fall ill with this preventable and curable disease. We aim to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of Tuberculosis, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic.

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Coronavirus Symptoms, How Long Do They Last?

Coronavirus symptoms are pretty well catalogued and publicized to the American people at this point. Most of us know what to look out for, and when it’s time to get medical help.   However, the question, that so far has not been answered is — how long do these symptoms last. Doctors and health care…

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High Insulin Prices Now Capped By Part D New Guidelines

High insulin prices will now be capped by new Part-D Medicare guidelines. This announcement comes from The CMS’ Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation — that Medicare enrollees’ out-of-pocket costs for insulin will be drastically reduced. Senior citizens will be the biggest beneficiaries of this price cap.   The Part D Senior Savings Model will cap…

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National Nutrition Month

“Eat Right, Bite by Bite!” March is National Nutrition Month! We encourage everyone to focus on making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

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2020 Quality Initiative Recognition

Ditmas Park Care Center is proud to accept this Certificate of Achievement for the 2020 Quality Initiative Recognition Program from the American Health Care Association, and the National Center for Assisted Living.

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Aerobic Exercise Speeds Up Recovery For Stroke Patients

Aerobic exercise given as physical therapy speeds up the recovery of stroke patients, a recent study found. This is great news for the 6.6 million people in the United States who have survived a stroke. It’s a new approach to physical therapy that may help stroke patients resume a physically active life.     Aerobic…

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This Season’s Flu Vaccine As Effective As in Previous Years

This season’s flu vaccine was found to be as effective as the vaccines of previous years, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).   This Season’s: Flu Vaccine Statistics Right now, we are more than halfway through this year’s flu season. And, just reported data by the CDC, shows that this year’s vaccine has…

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Simple Strategies Seniors Can Use To Stay Healthy

There are simple strategies that we seniors should employ in order to maintain our health. As we age, it’s more important than ever to do our best to stay healthy. As Benjamin Franklin wisely said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Here are a few suggestions that will help you stay…

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Heart Health For Seniors: What You Need To Do Right Now

Heart health for senior citizens is a vital health issue and sometimes not given the consideration it deserves.   The fact is that heart disease and stroke are among the leading causes of concern for men and women age 50 and older. Studies show that cardiovascular disease begins to affect men in their 50s, while…

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