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Health News Round-Up: Combating Cancer from a New Research Angle

Cancer Research Suggests a New Genetic Frontier in Treatment Previously, treating a patient’s cancer meant treating the type of cancer: breast, prostate, skin, etc. Some types call for specialized surgeries, others for specifically developed medications, others for finely tuned chemotherapy or radiation…

‘Vestibular Rehab’ Sounds Dizzying – But It’s Quite the Opposite

Fall risk continues to increase as we get older, and vestibular dysfunction, better known as vertigo or dizziness, plays a big role in our ability to stay on our feet.  As we age, dizziness can be a major symptom indicating underlying health…

Elmhurst Memorial Home Health, Hospice services join Residential Home Health

Elmhurst Memorial Home Health and Elmhurst Memorial Hospice have become part of Residential Home Health, ranked among the leading home healthcare providers in the U.S. Current patients may continue care through Residential Home Health, which will operate Elmhurst Memorial Home Health and…

5 Signs You Need to Consider Home Health Care for Your Loved One

Home health care can be very beneficial for your loved one, but how do you decide when it’s time to give a home health provider a call?  Many factors can affect your decision, but what it really boils down to is: are…

Giving Patients the Tools They Need to Stay Out of the Hospital and In Control

Did you know that the oldest person to climb Mount Everest was eighty? That a sixty-seven-year-old once rowed across the Atlantic? That an eighty-two-year-old completed the Ironman triathlon in Hawaii? Seniors are capable of amazing things. Too often, there is a mentality…

Securing Home Care before Discharge from the Hospital

In many cases, patients need extended medical care at home following surgery or during periods of prolonged illness. If you or someone close to you is at risk of this, it can be very helpful to educate yourself, in advance, about the…

Little Known Way to Validate a Durable Power of Attorney Saving Time & Aggravation

Like many of my peers these days, I am navigating the challenging world of caregiving for my parents. On top of their physical and emotional needs, I have come up against some legal obstacles in my caregiving journey – for…

10 Scams Targeting Seniors and Tips to Protect Your Loved One

Elderly adults who live alone may be targeted by scams attempting to gain access to their finances. Elder financial exploitation becomes even more common if they are experiencing the early stages of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. If you are caring for an elderly adult, at some point you…

Managing Diabetes — Eating Tips for a Sweet Holiday

The holidays are a time of anticipation: of giving and receiving, of reuniting with loved ones, of mouthwatering treats we savor just once a year. Individuals with diabetes may have added anticipation during this season, when established eating habits and schedules can…

Outpatient Therapy, It’s Not For Everyone.

Are you preparing for orthopedic surgery? Depending on your specific situation, outpatient care might present some challenges and even put you at risk. For some patients, receiving in-home therapy with home health care means still working toward their health goals, but from…

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