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How long Can I Live? Researchers Battle It Out

Like probably just about every other human being, at one point, you’ve likely asked yourself, how long can I live. Whether you’re a resident at Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation or not, you probably want to add more years to your life. This very question got a lot of attention among researchers over the past two…

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August Is National Immunization Awareness Month

Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation is proud to announce National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). National Immunization Awareness Month, which takes place every August, is meant “to raise awareness about the important role vaccines play in preventing serious, sometimes deadly, diseases across the lifespan.”1 Importance of Immunization You’d think we wouldn’t need a month to raise awareness…

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Caring for a Loved One with Progressive Dementia

Progressive dementia is a very common disorder in which a person gradually loses many of their normal mental functions. Dealing with a loved one suffering from this disorder can be extremely physically and emotionally challenging. Remembering that the person we are dealing with is suffering deeply can make it a bit easier to empathize with…

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Healthcare Changes On The Horizon

Major healthcare changes may be on the way for Americans. Last Wednesday, J.P. Morgan Chase, Amazon and Berkshire Hathaway hired a CEO for their new healthcare venture, which they announced in January. As the skilled nursing facility in the Delmarva area “known for our progressive, compassionate healthcare system,” Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation is excited with…

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Anxiety Among Adults In America Today

“Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.” – Soren Kierkegaard Have you been feeling a bit anxious over the past year? You’re not alone. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) just released a poll, showing a rise in stress and anxiety among American adults, across the nation. “Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., says…

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Cognition And Muscular Strength

“Cognition can happen in many different ways and combinations.” – Pearl Zhu Despite Delaware’s lower percentage of people with disabilities, according to the 2016 Disability Statistics Annual Report – “less than one third (33.3%) of elderly,” cognitive impairment worries 60% of adults, to some degree. And “more than 16 million people in the United States…

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Artificial Sweeteners’ Effect On Obesity And Diabetes

“Artificial sweeteners also mess with your metabolism.” – Suzanne Somers “137.88 million Americans used sugar substitutes in 2017.” Are you one of them? The reasoning goes that sugar is dangerous for your health, so you’re better off using artificial sweeteners instead. Sounds good, but is sugar the worse of the two? Researchers from the Medical…

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Traumatic Brain Injury Connected To Dementia

As the mother of a grown son with a traumatic brain injury, I couldn’t be more excited about the prospect of finding out how to repair even a small part of the damage that changed his life. – Judy Woodruff In a study released earlier this month, researchers found a connection between traumatic brain injury…

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Artificial Intelligence: The Future Is Upon Healthcare

“I believe this artificial intelligence is going to be our partner. If we misuse it, it will be a risk. If we use it right, it can be our partner.” – Masayoshi Son Artificial intelligence or AI is a very popular topic these days. A concept that was remotely imaginable just a few years ago…

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Drawbacks To The New Short-Term Healthcare Proposal

In our previous post, we introduced the details of the Trump administration’s new short-term healthcare proposal. In this entry, we’ll have a look at some of the issues with the initiative. Drawbacks of the new Proposal Preexisting Health Conditions One of the primary criticisms of the new policy is its policy towards preexisting health conditions. In…

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