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Category: Stroke

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…

When Stroke Is Suspected, Speedy Actions Save the Day

In a perfect world, home health care would progress without any setbacks. Improvements would happen exactly as planned, on schedule, without interruption. And health scares — related or not to a patient’s chronic illness — would be unheard of. In the real…

Health News Round-Up: Dementia Considerations and Holiday Expectations

Balancing Holiday Traditions with Dementia Changes This compassionate piece centers on one family adapting to a mother’s advancing Alzheimer’s disease, and how it has changed their holiday customs. They make fewer social appearances and do extra preparation to preserve her routines, while…

Lyrical Language and Vivid Recall in Memoir of Stroke and Recovery

Book of the Month: November 2015 Recovering from any physical setback takes hard work and patience. Progress may be slow and frustrating, caregiver demands can be high, and the effort required to restore physical strength can cause discomfort, exhaustion, or both. For…

Health News Round-Up: Cardiac Health Gains and Heart Attack Response

The Latest in Heart Health and Treatment Thanks to advances in comprehension and communication, emergency treatments for heart attacks are becoming ever faster and more effective. In the case of a heart attack, a speedy response can be lifesaving. This is why…

Explore a Common Speech Impairment for Aphasia Awareness Month

National Aphasia Awareness Month June is National Aphasia Awareness Month, calling attention to an impairment of speech and language that affects more than one million Americans, with more than 200,000 new cases each year. This acquired communication disorder has effects on aspects…

Embracing the New — Frequent Use to Make the Most of New Technology

Residential Nurse Alert to the Rescue People can be creatures of habit — when something new comes into our lives, we often wonder, ‘When will I ever use this?’ If we’ve gotten along fine without it, the thinking goes, then our tendencies…

Health News Round-Up: To Improve Health, Learn About Your Disease

Study Your Condition to Improve Your Health Giving a patient access to his or her medical records used to be unheard of — but times are changing. With electronic records enabling better sharing among providers and with patients as well, there’s a…

Health News Round-Up: Exercise Benefits Parkinson’s Patients

Physical Activity Can Counteract the Effects of Parkinson’s Activities ranging from drumming to dance can help patients with Parkinson’s disease to regain range and smoothness of motion and reduce the need for medication. Recent studies have shown substantial gains in patients who…

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