Month: March 2022

It becomes important to find living arrangements that support your physical, emotional, and social well-being as you age. There are different choices of living arrangements for seniors, including assisted living, retirement homes, memory care, and independent living. Seniors who still have the physical and mental capability to live independently can consider independent living. This can
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A recent meta-analysis investigated whether performing shift work is associated with brain health, specifically, adverse cognitive health effects.  Shift work, which generally describes working outside the range of 7:00am and 6:00pm, is an increasingly common phenomenon in today’s workforce.1,2 It can be very beneficial for society and the economy, as it allows for services to be
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Caring for seniors with Alzheimer’s at home comes with unique requirements and challenges. They may experience memory loss, mood and behavior changes, general confusion and disorientation, difficulties recognizing people, things, places, and time. The symptoms and effects of Alzheimer’s can impact each aspect of a senior’s life, making personalized, specialized care more essential. As time
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Depending on where you live, an adult family home can also be called adult foster homes, private assisted living, board, adult care homes, and personal care homes. While these family homes provide benefits similar to assisted living, the environment is usually smaller. The staff-patient ratio is small, meaning more personalized care for your loved one. Since the
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Having difficulties understanding what others are saying or frequently asking people to repeat themselves can not only be frustrating but can also be a sign of hearing loss. Hearing loss can have a huge impact on your life, negatively affecting your emotional well-being, work, and relationships. Wearing hearing aids can help improve your hearing, improving your
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As we grow older, it may be easy to forget how challenging the adolescent years truly were. As a teenager, you face constant pressure from friends, school, work, and even your family. And without the experience or resources to effectively handle this pressure, some teens may develop anxiety disorders. While there are multiple treatment options
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A chiropractor is a care professional who most commonly helps to relieve back or neck pain with non-surgical treatment methods. Chiropractors can also provide assistance and pain relief for individuals with severe headaches, joint pain, and whiplash. Chiropractic care is most effective in combination with other non-surgical treatment methods that often go beyond the services
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Chiropractic care is a safe, non-invasive treatment method that has helped countless people recover from injuries, reduce the effects of lingering pain, and get back to optimal health. However, many individuals who are eligible to see a chiropractor may not even know that this form of care is an option. Treatment methods are usually personalized
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High blood pressure, also referred to as hypertension, is a common medical condition. In North America, as many as 1 in 3 individuals are silently living with this disorder. Genetics, being overweight or obese, advancing age, and being African-American all predispose individuals to have high blood pressure. High blood pressure causes no symptoms early on
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One of the busiest parts of medicine is patient examinations. Doctors examine, assess, and evaluate everything about their patients. They’ll also need to document their findings, which can be tedious and strenuous.  Due to the stress, most practitioners have resorted to employing virtual medical scribes. Therefore, the demand for such scribes has been on the
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Alcoholism tends to cause problems for the entire family. Family members of the person with the alcohol addiction problem can develop anxiety, depression, and other mental health-related issues as a result of their loved one’s addiction. They will often bear the brunt of emotional outbursts, and may even suffer physical abuse, as alcoholics will often
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Joint pain and degeneration are common problems, affecting millions of people in North America and worldwide. Joint degeneration, or osteoarthritis, occurs due to the breakdown and loss of connective tissue in the joints. This leads to inflammation as the bones lose their cushion and rub together.1 This problem increases in frequency with age and affected individuals
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Fungal nail infections can be a stressful and recurring problem in some peoples’ lives. Fungal nail infections, referred to as onychomycosis in the medical community, affect as much as 10% of the general population. And the likelihood of experiencing fungal nail infections only increases with age – with the chance of being affected rising to
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E-cigarettes are a relatively new product some have claimed to be “healthier” than conventional cigarettes. However, the use of e-cigarettes may also pose health risks.  According to a newly published study, e-cigarette use was associated with a higher risk of developing prediabetes.1  Dr. Shyam Biswal, co-author of the study, emphasized the importance of these findings; “With
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Before, healthcare was often confined and only administered in a limited number of settings- a doctor’s office, hospital, or clinic. Today, however, the medical care setting now includes minute clinics and even patients’ homes, also known as home health care. With that in mind, health care workers such as nurses have more career choices than
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