Skilled Nursing Homes Restricting Visitors Due To Coronavirus

Skilled nursing homes as well as the VA hospitals are restricting  visitors from entering their facilities. This is to better protect their most vulnerable patients against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.   In the case of the VA hospitals, no outsiders are permitted to see these residents except for compassionate cases when a veteran is in…

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Brain Injury Awareness Month

For more than three decades, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has proudly led the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month by conducting an engaging public awareness campaign in March of each year. This campaign provides a platform for educating the general public about the incidence of brain injury and the needs of…

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March Is National Caffeine Awareness Month, Be Smart

Caffeine is one of Americans’ favorite things. Indeed, many people depend on at least one fresh cup of coffee to start their morning. Moreover, many of us drink these beverages throughout the day. For example, tea, sodas, and energy drinks. And, while caffeine gets us started in the morning and has some positive health benefits,…

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National Nutrition Month

“Eat Right, Bite by Bite!” March is National Nutrition Month! We encourage everyone to focus on making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

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March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Get Checked.

March is designated as colorectal cancer awareness month. This year, about 148,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer. This disease affects both men and women. Today, the average person has about a 5 % chance of developing colorectal cancer during their lifetime.   Colorectal Cancer: Where It Hits This disease…

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Honoring Low Vision Awareness Month

By 2030, when the last baby boomers turn 65, the number of Americans who have visual impairments is projected to reach 7.2 million, with 5 million having low vision. Low vision is when even with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery, people have difficulty seeing, which makes everyday tasks difficult to do. For people…

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BT13 Molecule Might Just Be The Cure For Parkinson’s Disease

BT13 is a molecule that just might be the cure scientists have been looking for to cure Parkinson’s disease.   Previous research has shown that people with Parkinson’s disease experience severe loss of cells that produce dopamine. Dopamine is a hormone and acts a chemical messenger  of dopamine producing cells in the brain can lead…

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Recreational Therapy Month

Recreational Therapy Month raises awareness about the positive and pivotal impact of therapeutic recreation programs and services in improving health and well-being. Over the years, recreational therapy has become an important component of quality patient care.

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Coronavirus Gets Official Name, Seniors At Highest Risk

Coronavirus, a respiratory illness that has the entire world nervous and on-edge, officially got a new name this week. It is now officially known as COVID-19. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. government have declared the coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency, and federal officials are warning Americans not to travel to China.…

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