Are You at Risk for Diabetes?

Diabetes is a serious problem in the United States. According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 26 million people have the disease in which levels of blood sugar are above normal. The disease affects the body’s ability to convert glucose into energy when the pancreas does not produce adequate amounts insulin or because the cells…

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Two Ways to Alleviate Your RA Pain

Rheumatoid arthritis affects young and old people alike and is an inflammatory disease targeting the joints of the body. The inflammation primarily affects the lining of the joints, known in medical circles as the synovial membrane. This inflamed lining erodes the cartilage, bone and sometimes results in joint deformity. Common symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include…

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What Exactly Is An Occupational Therapist?

Nurse, Doctor, Respiratory, and Medical Assistant: there are a lot of careers in healthcare, but none are quite as misunderstood as the Occupational Therapist. These professionals play a pivotal role in hospital and home recovery from a variety of maladies including stroke, major surgery, and heart attack. A basic summary of the job of an…

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Preparing to Come Home

Home is where the heart is, so they say. It is also the place where the majority of traumatic recovery takes place. According to WebMD, “More of your health care takes place in your home than anywhere else. Having the right tools, medicines, supplies, and information on hand will improve the quality of your self-care.”…

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5 “Healthy” Foods…That Aren’t!

  Registered Dieticians are an important part of any health care plan. They generally work very closely with physicians for long a short term recovery. Very often, these health professionals are responsible for creating specific menus for specialized diseases including diabetes, obesity, strokes, and compulsive overeating. With more Americans becoming overweight, the push for healthier…

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