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November Is National Diabetes Month, Things To Know

November is National Diabetes Month, a time when citizens should focus on what they can do to stay healthy. This year’s focus is on the link between diabetes, heart disease and stroke.   The statistics are grim. Adults with diabetes are nearly twice as likely to die from heart disease or stroke as people without…

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Daily Aspirin Linked To Brain Bleeding In Senior Citizens

A daily aspirin has been linked to brain bleeding in senior citizens, a study released this week shows.   Many doctors recommend that seniors take an aspirin a day to protect their hearts. But, according to the new research results, taking a daily low dose aspirin has no benefit and may even increase your risk…

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Today October 29, 2018 is World Stroke Day

World Stroke Day sponsored by the World Stroke Organization (WSO) seeks to improve care and support for stroke survivors and raise awareness of prevention and treatment of stroke all over the world. This year it falls today, October 29. Life after Stroke The message of this year’s World Stroke Day is that it is possible…

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Three Year old Girl Saved her Father who was Having a Stroke

This is such an amazing story that is really like a miracle. On July 4, 2018, little three-year old Mollie was home with her father, Trevor McCabe. Without any warning her 27-year-old father suffered a stroke and fell to the floor. The child who does not yet know how to read, used FaceTime and somehow…

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Post Stroke Insomnia and Obstructive Sleep Apnea can Interfere with Rehab

Insomnia can be a Long-term Effect from Stroke A new study published May 30, 2018, in Scientific Reports, has discovered that insomnia (inability to fall asleep or remain asleep) may be a long-term effect after having experienced a stroke, especially in patients with right hemispheric stroke. This insomnia can interfere with a patient’s rehabilitation therapy…

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Seniors and Art Therapy

Art Therapy is Non-Pharmacological Treatment Art Therapy has been shown to be very beneficial to seniors in both short and long care rehabilitation and nursing facilities like the Ditmas Park Rehab and Care Center in Brooklyn, New York.  Art Therapy is a non-pharmacological way to treat seniors whether their problems are physical like recovering from…

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