Healthcare Education

What Senior Citizen Hair Conditions May Say About Their Health

Hair conditions in a senior citizen may signal a serious illness. For example, dull, limp strands, or hair loss, can sometimes indicate a health issue. Here are a few hair conditions the elderly and their caretakers should watch out for these conditions.   Senior Citizen: Hair loss and graying While thinning and graying hair can be a standard part…

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Additional Doctors Specializing In Skilled Nursing Care

Doctors in greater numbers in the United States are entering the nursing home care field, which could indicate a trend toward the specialty as the U.S. population ages. Of the doctors who do any work in nursing homes, 21% specialize in nursing home care, according to a new study by the Journal of the American Medical Association…

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Steroids: The What, The How, And Are They Safe?

Steroids are chemicals that your body makes naturally. They help your organs, tissues, and cells do their jobs. You need a healthy balance of them to grow. Steroids can also refer to man-made medicines. The two main types are corticosteroids and anabolic steroids.       Steroids: What Are Corticosteroids? They’re medicines that quickly fight…

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Make It A Joyous and Stress Free Holiday Season

The holidays may be a joyous time, but they can also exacerbate many stressors that could lead to increased feelings of anxiety for many people just wanting to have some family fun.The American Psychological Association was concerned about stress levels during the holidays, so they’ve created their own Holiday Stress Resource Center for anyone looking…

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Top Post-acute Rehabilitation Facilities In Delaware

Skilled care in 2017 is available on multiple levels and will encompass different specialties and care modalities based upon individual clinical requirements. The 3 most common types of in-patient care are as follows: Basic Care – Assistance with essential daily living activities, such as personal care (ADL’s), ambulation, supervision, and safety. Skilled Nursing Care –…

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Important Nursing Home Information – Delaware Nursing Homes

As Healthcare professionals, we sometimes take it for granted that folks know what nursing homes are designed to accomplish and why we we are here. I’d like to offer key information that will be helpful to many (that is my hope). Nursing Home Summary: A nursing home is a long-term care facility that offers around…

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A Futuristic and Time-Saving Wound Closure Device

We love sharing innovative medical technology and thought you might like this from Medgadget: The design of the microMend is conceptually similar to a bandage, like Steri-Strip. The device is made of a thin adhesive backing with two arrays of tiny “microstaples” on either side. It is placed across a wound, one side at a…

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Healthy Eating Tips For The Holidays

From the desk of our beloved Dietitian, Cindy Millevoi: Happy Holiday Eating–the healthy way! Our food and nutrition department director, James Thalassinos, is looking forward to the festivities he has planned for our residents at Delmar for this holiday season. He has presented some wonderful special meals since starting in July which have included a…

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In-Patient Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Delaware

What is Pulmonary Rehab? via Wikipedia: Pulmonary rehabilitation, also known as respiratory rehabilitation, is an important part of the management and health maintenance of people with chronic respiratory disease who remain symptomatic or continue to have decreased function despite standard medical treatment. It is a broad therapeutic concept. It is defined by the American Thoracic Society and…

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How To Alleviate Knee Pain?

Knee Pain Go to any gym and you are guaranteed to hear “Ouch my Knees.” At the office, as people stand up after a long day of siting at their desk, you may hear a similar cry of Knee Pain. This is because osteoarthritis -the most commonly suffered type of arthritis- often attacks the knees. There…

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