Eight Benefits of Pulmonary Rehab

pulmonary rehab

Respiratory illnesses, such as COPD, are the third-leading cause of death in the U.S., right behind heart disease and cancer. Someone living with a respiratory illness may have difficulty doing even the simplest activities, such as walking across a room or preparing a sandwich. Astonishingly, around 62% of patients with pulmonary illnesses don’t know about…

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15 Tips for CVA Rehabilitation

CVA rehabilitation

CVA rehabilitation is crucial for anyone who has had a CVA (cerebrovascular accident). When a CVA happens, it’s not always so clear what’s going on or how to deal with it – there’s often a lot of chaos, and it happens very quickly. Fortunately, if you’re prepared and you know what to expect, you have…

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What Does Medicare Cover?

Medicare

Medicare is a government-sponsored health insurance program in the US that covers healthcare for people over the age of sixty-five, as well as some persons will disabilities and terminal illnesses. It’s a social service that helps ensure people receive quality healthcare as they age. As with any health insurance program, there are limits and rules…

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Drug Free Pain Management

drug free pain management

People who live with chronic pain usually turn to drugs as the only form of pain management. As much as it helps, there are obvious drawbacks. Now there may be new ways to deal with the pain without turning to drugs. Dealing with chronic pain There’s a myriad of reasons why people have chronic pain,…

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Are there enough Infectious Disease Doctors?

Infectious Disease Doctors

A recent New York Times Opinion article addressed a potential problem in the US – are there enough infectious disease doctors? This is an issue that is growing, and that could have very dangerous consequences in coming years if not corrected. Why are there fewer Infectious disease doctors? Despite years of intensive training, infectious disease…

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What to Know About Alzheimer’s Care

Alzheimer's Care

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease can be devastating for a family. It can be a challenging time, but the burden of Alzheimer’s care shouldn’t all fall on one person. These are some statistics about caring for Alzheimer’s patients in the U.S. What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s disease is a poorly understood condition that robs an…

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Ten Things You Need to Know About Respite Care

Respite care

Respite care is a necessary solution for caregivers who can’t always be available. Most jobs are none to five or similar, and at night the employee goes home, free to think of anything else. But for a caregiver, the job is 24/7, even when they work at another job. Sometimes you need a break, and…

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Innovations in Speech Therapy

Innovations in speech therapy

Speech therapy has exploded as a means to help people of all ages communicate better. While it has the connotation of improving actual speech, and it does, the field encompasses so much more than that. Speech therapy is indicated in situations where the client needs assistance in expressing himself and in navigating social settings. He…

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