Posts by Hudsonview Center

Happy Holidays !!!

May your holidays sparkle with moments of love, laughter, and goodwill, and may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy. Warmest wishes for a wonderful holiday!

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Is the Flu Dangerous for Older Adults?

  Is the flu dangerous for older adults? For many, the flu virus means lying on the couch for a week or more, shivering, aching, coughing, feverish, lethargic, and weak. For others, it means an extended stay in the hospital’s ICU if not death. Age, without a doubt, is a factor in determining the severity…

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Silicon Chips to Replace Damaged Neurons

  Communication is fundamental to the very existence of all life. On a micro level, communication in our bodies occurs via neurons, which fire messages about 200 times per second. But when neurons become damaged due to brain diseases and accidents, the results can be devastating. Researchers from the University of Bath in the UK…

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Celebrating National Handwashing Awareness Week

Join us in celebrating National Handwashing Awareness Week. Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It’s quick, it’s simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick. Handwashing is a win for everyone, except…

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Promoting Hydration in Older Adults

  Up to 60% of the human adult body is water. Because of  illness, exertion, diuretic medications, or warm weather, body fluid can decrease. It is therefore important to replenish this water through fluid intake to avoid dehydration. Unfortunately, many older adults drink less than the minimum amount to replenish the body’s supply.   As…

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Swallowing Problems after a Stroke

  According to the American Stroke Foundation, swallowing problems after a stroke affect up to 78% of stroke survivors. This condition is known as dysphagia. Dysphagia can cause life threatening complications like aspiration pneumonia, choking, malnutrition, dehydration, and infection. In addition, swallowing issues can decrease a person’s quality of life due to his inability to…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November is the time to be thankful, a time to remember and to embrace those who enrich our lives. Wishing you a harvest of blessings, good health, and good times. Happy Thanksgiving!  

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