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Zero Gravity Conditions Aid in Stroke Recovery

Zero gravity for stroke recovery

Advances in stroke recovery are an enormous part of medical progress. Stroke is the third-deadliest disease worldwide, and many survivors face a steep uphill battle. Stroke victims are a large percentage of rehab facility inpatients, and much of their day revolves around therapies of various sorts to get them back in shape. The challenge in…

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Medicaid Regulations Needed to Protect the Poor and the Elderly

Need for better Medicaid regulations

The Medicaid and Medicare programs, combine under CMS – the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Systems – though not perfect, are a lifeline for the impoverished and the elderly. However, because they are government sponsored, they are more susceptible to breaches of security. New Medicaid regulations are needed to enforce tighter security so the poor…

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Telemedicine Cuts Emergency Room Visits for Dementia Patients

Telemedicine for dementia patients

A trial study in Los Angeles recently showed great promise for the use of telemedicine for dementia patients. While the results weren’t far-reaching, they were significant in their findings and will hopefully be followed up by more, larger studies and greater use of telemedicine for many types of ailments. What is telemedicine? Telemedicine is a…

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A Different Approach to Stroke Rehabilitation

Stroke rehabilitation

Some therapies for stroke rehabilitation are extremely effective – but only for some patients. A group of researchers set to figure out why that is, and based on the results, how to get higher rates of effectiveness for each type of therapy.  At Sinai Post Acute Care Center for Rehabilitation, we’re always interested in stroke…

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Not Enough Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs Globally

Cardiac Rehabilitation globally

A new study has determined that globally, there are not enough cardiac rehabilitation programs to meet the needs of heart disease patients.  How many people need Cardiac Rehabilitation? Throughout the world, it is estimated that there are 20 million people who would benefit from cardiac rehabilitation. This number includes people who have had a cardiac…

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Urban Poling for Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Urban Poling is great for orthopedic rehabilitation

Urban poling, a popular Nordic sport, has become in vogue in the States over the past few years for its health and rehabilitative abilities. It’s an excellent activity for physical and occupational therapy as well as orthopedic rehabilitation. What is urban poling?  Urban poling is also known as Nordic walking or exerstriding. Its a form…

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Exoskeleton for CVA Rehab

Exoskeleton for cva rehab

A cva is a cerebrovascular accident, medical terminology for a stroke. In medical parlance, cva rehab is a crucial element of recovery for a stroke victim, and there are always exciting new products on the market to aid in recuperation. One of the newest entrants into the market is the exoskeleton, which makers hope will…

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New Ideas in Promoting Comfort care for Patients in the ICU

Promoting comfort care for ICU patients

There are many opposing ideas for how to best provide care for patients who are in intensive care. On one side of the fence you have proponents of trying every type of treatment in the hopes of improving the patient’s health, whereas on the other side are advocates of giving comfort care instead What happens…

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Medicare to Cover CHF Rehab

chf rehab

People who have congestive heart failure are at strong risk of morbidity and mortality unless they take control of their disease and make important changes in their lives. Unfortunately, until recently, heart disease patients have not been covered for rehab under Medicare, making it more difficult for them to get the help they need. Recently,…

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Will Machines provide Neurological care?

Will robots take over neurological care?

Should machines become the new doctors in America? At the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, doctors discussed the possibility of artificial intelligence taking over patients’ neurological care. Neurological care and the doctor’s touch While it seems like a scene out of a futuristic movie, the future is here, barreling into our world…

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