The iron lung machine, now a relic of the past, was once a lifeline for polio patients, enabling them to breathe.  Now Dr. Jake Brenner, a pulmonary critical care physician at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine has taken the principle behind this mechanical respirator to design a wearable breathing device for…

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  Infection is the leading cause of death in older adults age 65 years and older. It’s easy to guess why. Older adults tend to have a more impaired immune system and the existence of comorbid chronic diseases like diabetes mellitus and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).  But with caregiver awareness and proactive health measures,…

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Medicare education in New Jersey

Entering the world of Medicare and Medicaid can be very daunting. These programs are exactly meant to help those who are poor and elderly, and these are the precise populations that may have difficulty gaining access to information about programs. The various regulations can also be very challenging to understand, and for the elderly, who…

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post stroke care

Today, October 29, is World Stroke Day, and it’s an important occasion to stop and think about stroke prevention and what to do about one the world’s deadliest killers. For patient who are victims, and for anyone who might be susceptible or helping someone who is, it’s a great opportunity to talk about post stroke…

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model of a brain

Millions of dollars are raised every year to research ways to combat the devastating symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. An up and coming solution may come in the form of basic anticoagulants, which are normally used to treat people with blood problems, but in an innovative use of the medications may also help with Alzheimer’s care.…

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Veins - the vascular system

Healthy people often have no idea what the vascular system is. Unless people are medical professionals or very informed about health, why would they? It’s often only when it’s too late, and people haven’t lived a healthy lifestyle, that they learn about vascular care and what they’ve been doing wrong. While it’s not possible to…

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An online platform to help dementia care

Caregiving is never easy, and providing dementia care can come with a lot of difficulty and confusion. The physical and emotional aspects of caring for dementia patients requires a lot of time and effort, and caregivers are usually untrained, so they don’t always know what to do in challenging situations, making the process even more…

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Waiting at Er rooms decreased in New Jersey hospitals

Waiting time at the ER room is a sore point for people who need emergency medical help. While in triage those who need immediate help will always be seen quickly, for those with less urgent needs, waiting for help can feel like a nightmare. Fortunately for residents of New Jersey, that wait time just went…

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Pulmonary rehabilitation helps asthma

Researchers in Italy has found that a program of pulmonary rehabilitation is effective in reducing symptoms in patients with asthma. What is pulmonary rehabilitation? Pulmonary rehabilitation is a program of education and exercise that helps patients who have pulmonary diseases breathe and function better. It has been shown to be successful in alleviating a variety…

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