Posts Tagged ‘infectious disease’
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…Read More
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…Read More
November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness month. Alzheimer’s is ranked as the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. with an estimated 5.8 million people living with the disease. It’s a household name. But what exactly is Alzheimer’s disease? Alzheimer’s was first discovered by clinical psychiatrist, Dr. Alois Alzheimer in 1906. He…Read More
Wound Care Rehabilitation for Martorell Ulcer
Martorell ulcer is a rare, although probably underdiagnosed type of ulcer. Proper wound care rehabilitation techniques are needed to apply appropriate healing measures. What is Martorell Ulcer? Diagnosis of this wound is important in order to get life-saving treatment, so if someone who know has a chronic wound, it might be Martorell. Someone may have…Read More
Stroke Rehabilitation – World Stroke Day
Today, October 29, is World Stroke Day, and at Hudson View Center for Rehabilitation in Bergen County, New Jersey, we want to go over some of the basics that everyone should know about stroke prevention and stroke rehabilitation. What is a stroke? A stroke is when something disrupts the brain’s blood supply. There could be…Read More
Will Wound Care Rehabilitation Be Getting More Advanced Anytime Soon?
Wound care rehabilitation can be an arduous process, considering that many people who undergo it have chronic wounds, which means they never really heal. Even ones that do can take a very long time. Researchers are always working on new methods of wound care rehabilitation to improve the process, make it quicker, and help heal…Read More
Therapeutic Recreation for People With Disabilities
A physical disability no longer means the end of physical activity. There are many types of therapeutic recreation for people who have all types of physical disabilities so they can continue to enjoy all that life has to offer while strengthening their bodies. Physical disabilities can’t stop you When someone develops a physical disability, life…Read More
Is Aquatic Therapy the New State of the Art Therapy for Rehab?
Rehabilitation experts are always on the lookout for the newest and best state of the art therapy to help patients recover. People in the know are touting the amazing benefits of aquatic therapy, and it may be coming to facilities across the U.S. What is aquatic therapy? Aquatic therapy is the use of a water-based…Read More
New Devices on the Market to Help With Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Orthopedic Rehabilitation makes up a large percentage of post hospitalization care and short term rehabilitation. Orthopedic issues, such as breaks and inflammation, often require different types of therapies and can knock a person out for a long time until there is a complete recovery. What happens in orthopedic rehabilitation? Someone can end up in orthopedic…Read More
How Does Respiratory Therapy Work?
People who have advanced lung conditions often need respiratory therapy to learn better breathing skills to improve their function and live higher quality lives. This can sound daunting to someone who is suffering from a debilitating condition, because it requires a lot of hard work, but it has been shown to be effective in helping…Read More