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National Assisted Living Week®

Since 1995, this week has provided a unique opportunity for residents, families, staff, volunteers, and the surrounding community to come together to organize activities and events that honor assisted living residents Organized by: the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) … Continue reading

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Too Social For Healthcare?

Taking surreptitious photos of nursing home residents seems like a bad move. When it’s the employees of the facility who are doing it and then sending to friends via snap chat it s nothing short of grotesque. In a recent … Continue reading

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Those That Gesture Are Sure to Best Ya!

Spatial visualization, a skill that is integral to students, air traffic controllers and interior decorators alike, is the ability to mentally rotate or move an object to a different position or view. Recent studies found that gesturing your hands when … Continue reading

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Juicy Couture & Bedbugs Make Headlines

Do you think I got to this before Jay Leno does his headlines riff on The Tonight Show tonight? The headline in the Wall St. Journal boldly proclaims: “Bedbugs Close Juicy Couture”. Bedbugs were found in the two story retail … Continue reading

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Live Long and Prosper?

Living longer is, as Martha Stewart would say, “A good thing.”  Living longer and maintaining a high quality of life through those later years is a really good thing and a recent report from the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related … Continue reading

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New Hope for Those Who Suffer from Digestive Problems

The gastrointestinal system is a complex and mysterious one.  It seems almost a miracle that it ever works properly considering the multitude of factors that can make things within our digestive tract go awry.  What we eat, how we move, … Continue reading

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Doctors Push for More Scans in Stroke Cases

We thought this article was extremely compelling and touched all bases. We left it intact: —————- The first three or four hours after a stroke are the most crucial. For most stroke patients, receiving a clot-dissolving drug shortly after arriving … Continue reading

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Marketing to a “New Frugality”

The “New Frugality” is the behavioral response of Americans to the the nearly $13 trillion loss of wealth since the recession began; their upended confidence in the capitalist system is kick-starting a more cogent move toward frugality. Economists believe that … Continue reading

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Topical Error

by Adele Weber If it’s topical, the theory goes, it has fewer side effects than pills. Right? Wrong. Often overlooked, the side-effects of topical creams is more important than credited. Lidocaine is a topical numbing agent frequently used before mammograms. … Continue reading

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Mind and Heart

There’s a link between the mind and the body. If you think you’re ill, you can make yourself ill, and if you think you’re well, it can help you recover. All of this is part of the well-documented though poorly … Continue reading

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