Healthcare Education

Is It Safe To Eat Romaine Lettuce?

With the romaine lettuce alert, people are wondering, is it safe to eat romaine lettuce again? Thankfully, the answer is, yes. But you just need to make sure it comes from a safe region. Regions Affected The CDC recently released an update on the E. coli 0157:H7 illness outbreak found in romaine lettuce found in…

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Romaine Lettuce Alert – E. Coli Infection Found Across U.S.

If you love Romaine lettuce, you’re going to have to find something else to eat for the time being. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just issued a warning about an E. coli outbreak in the U.S. and Canada, seemingly originating from the lettuce. Demographics The scare is relevant to the entire country…

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Lemon Water Health Benefits

Do you start your day with a glass of lemon water? Well, here’s why you may want to. Lemon water is a relatively simple and inexpensive beverage that packs multiple health benefits in a cup. It’s also quick to make and doesn’t make much of a mess. In this post, we’ll look at four reasons…

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Global health is at risk. It’s hasn’t even been a century since Fleming’s wonder drug – penicillin became a household name, but researchers fear that its days are numbered. This week marks the annual World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW), in which we take time to spread awareness and knowledge about proper use of antibiotics and…

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Speech Therapy For Seniors

Learning how to talk again isn’t fun. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be a pleasant experience. At Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation, we believe that speech therapy, as any of our other services, should be delivered with compassion and dignity so that your loved one can heal in the best way possible. But why do…

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Gratitude Journal For Seniors

Journaling only takes about 5 to 10 minutes a day, yet many people find the effort too strenuous. But that’s because they aren’t aware of the benefits the practice has to offer them. A gratitude journal for seniors may even be more potent than it is for younger folk, as their acquired wisdom will allow…

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World Polio Day 2018

Looking at a picture of Martha Ann Lillard smiling in 1953 can really stir your emotions. The five-year-old’s bright facial features capture the joy of a kid who knows of a world of no wrong. But Lillard’s body tells a different story – it’s obscured by a giant iron lung respirator. Unfortunately, Lillard wasn’t unique…

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Medicare Open Enrollment – Here Are Your Options

Medicare Open Enrollment, known as the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) started this past Monday (October 15) and will last until December 7, 2018. What can you do During Medicare Open Enrollment? There are many changes you can make to your Medicare plan during this time. Health insurance broker, Louise Norris offers a good overview. Here’s…

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Understanding The Winter Blues

Despite still having about a month-and-a-half until winter officially starts, the days are getting shorter. So it isn’t too early to talk about the winter blues. What are the Winter Blues? Simply put, the winter blues is when you feel sad or down during the winter without being able to connect your change of mood…

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World Mental Health Day 2018

October 10th is World Mental Health Day. Mental health isn’t only a concern for youth or young adults. In-fact, about 15% of adults over the age of 60 deal with a mental disorder, According to the World Health Organization (WHO). World Mental Health Day Objective World Mental Health Day was established for “raising awareness of…

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