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Wristband With Sensors May Improve Lives of Dementia Patients

A wristband with sensors may improve the lives of dementia patients. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute in Berlin, Germany have developed a sensor and software package that tracks patients with developing dementia. The sensor is encased in a wristband and tracks the disease progression in the patient. It measures the patient’s vital signs, environmental data,…

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Aggressive Rehab: What It Is, How It Works, Why It Matters

Aggressive rehab has become more popular and in much demand following spinal cord surgery, knee replacement, and hip replacement surgery. Often, the best place for a patient to rehab is in a skilled nursing facility. In addition, the rehabilitation can restore function after cell-transplantation and other innovative surgeries. Aggressive rehab is so important in restoring…

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Nerve Pain: It’s Causes, Symptoms, And Treatments

Nerve pain shows itself in different ways. For some, it’s a stabbing pain in the middle of the night. For others, symptoms can include a chronic prickling, tingling, or burning they feel all day. Uncontrolled nerve pain can be hard to bear. But with treatment, it can often be successfully controlled. Pain is supposed to…

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Belly Buttons Are Cute But Do Not Ignore Potential Problems

Bacteria can feel at home inside belly buttons. Mostly, the bacteria are harmless, but they can multiply and cause an infection. They come in all sizes, and can become infected or cause problems that may turn out to be serious. You’re scratching your head, thinking, really, belly buttons can cause problems? Yes, they can, let’s…

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Sleep Deprivation Signs That Signal You’re Not Getting Enough

Sleep, as we all know, is critically important for our ability to function normally and to maintain our health. If we are sleep deprived, our mind and body will let us know very clearly. Learn what these deprivation signals are and what you need to do to get back on track.       Sleep: What…

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Alcohol Awareness April 2018, Spread The Message

April 2018 is Alcohol Awareness month. Alcohol Awareness: Know The Dangers Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer. The good news? We can all do our part to prevent alcohol misuse or abuse. This April is a chance to spread the word about strategies…

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Raynaud’s Disease: Symptoms, Causes, And Treatments

Raynauds disease also known as Raynaud’s phenomenon, affects 5 to 10 percent of Americans, but only 1 in 10 seek treatment. Females are an estimated nine times more likely to be affected than males.  This disease causes blood vessels to narrow and almost completely shut down. Blood vessels narrow and almost completely shut down. Fingers or toes…

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Mourning Before Death: The Anguish Families Go Through

Mourning before death is an anguish many families experience. This pileup of complex emotions is known as “anticipatory loss.” “The deterioration of function, disability, and suffering have their own grieving processes, but helping families deal with that isn’t built into the health care system. The anguish accompanying aging isn’t openly discussed. Instead, these emotions are typically…

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Guillain-Barre Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatments

Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a rare disorder in which your body’s immune system attacks the nervous system. Weakness and tingling in the extremities are usually the first symptoms. These sensations can quickly spread, eventually paralyzing your whole body. The illness can be the result of an infectious illness such as a respiratory infection or the stomach…

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Memory Improvement In Seniors Through Deep Sleep

Memory lapses are more common and frequent in the elderly, perhaps because their brain waves can’t sync to save new memories, researchers at University of California, Berkeley found. In stage 4 sleep, the brain produces delta waves almost exclusively. It is very difficult to wake someone during stages 3 and 4, which together are called deep sleep. There is no eye…

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