Brainy Technology: Advances That Revolutionize Health

June 17, 2015 by Miriam

Dedicated to raise awareness and support individuals living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness month. These weeks of heightened awareness about brain health, underscore the importance of early detection – and technology appears … Continue reading

Categories: Aging, Alzheimers/Dementia, Health Care, Home Care, Hospitals, Long Term Care, Medical News, Medical Technology, Rehab
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American, Senior Citizens … and Feeling Better!

May 21, 2015 by Miriam

The third edition of the United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report was recently published, showing that older Americans’ health is improving. The Report indicates positive trends nationwide for senior health, especially for measures that look at whether seniors … Continue reading

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Generic Vicodin Top Medicare Drug in 2013

May 4, 2015 by Miriam

An article this past Sunday brought to light startling data: The most widely prescribed drug to Medicare D beneficiaries in 2013 was a generic version of the powerful prescription pain killer Vicodin. Underscoring how at ease physicians are writing prescriptions … Continue reading

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BIG Rewards: The Promise of Small Changes in Nutrition

January 28, 2015 by Miriam

Be mindful of seemingly inconsequential eating habits: their impact is bigger than you can imagine – especially when it comes to the Senior population. When we consider the health of older adults, we tend to think about the most common … Continue reading

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Exome Sequencing – A New Take on Family History

January 5, 2015 by Miriam

I have been enthralled with Genome Sequencing for sometime now – and for good reason: In one case at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, doctors expected to have to remove the pancreas from a baby girl with very low … Continue reading

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Do You Think You Can Win? Dancing away stale clichés about aging.

December 26, 2014 by Miriam

Do You Think You Can Win? With that facetious remark, Simon Cowell addressed the odd couple standing at the stage poised to begin their dance routine in a recent episode of Britain’s Got Talent 2014. She, a petite elderly woman … Continue reading

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Brain Plasticity and Rehabilitation

December 23, 2014 by Ruth Folger Weiss

Who Says You Can’t Teach The Old Maestro A New Tune? What changes in our brain as we get older and how do those changes affect our abilities to learn, develop new skills, and rehabilitate from injury? In the last … Continue reading

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Health Benefits of Feeling Younger

December 18, 2014 by Ruth Folger Weiss

New research indicates that feeling younger than you are can have long-range health benefits. Age is whatever you think it is and you are as old as you think you are rings an old quote. This is something that those … Continue reading

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Caring for Our Veterans

August 14, 2014 by Ruth Folger Weiss

The recent bipartisan effort to expand veterans’ access to long term and post-acute care services is a positive step in properly caring for our aging veterans who sacrificed so much for our country. Under the proposed legislation, services that would … Continue reading

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It’s Not The “Where” But The “Specialized Care”

August 14, 2014 by Ruth Folger Weiss

Choosing where to continue one’s rehabilitation following a hospital stay, is a crucial decision  that affects the quality and length of one’s recovery. A bad choice, meaning a facility that is not well-equipped with the expertise to treat your specific condition, … Continue reading

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