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CDC Hand Washing Promotion

Promotional Material from the CDC Hand Washing Initiative Website The CDC hand washing campaign is in full swing with promotional materials for every setting: home, office, school and healthcare providers. Check it out. We provided a sampling below.  Here is a Fact Sheet:       Here are some Posters:           …

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Washing Hands Properly

The motivation for washing hands is quite clear. Even those who are not very strict in this area fully understand the vital importance of the practice. Saving yourself and those around you from infection which can lead to disastrous outcomes is at the core of all hand washing initiatives. Healthcare providers must be especially diligent…

Elderly woman explains GERD pain to caregiver in Nassau County.

What is GERD? 3 Tips to Help Loved Ones in Nassau County Cope

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) happens when stomach acid flows into one’s esophagus — that’s the tube connecting your mouth to your stomach — more than once or twice a week. This irritating and occasionally dangerous gastrointestinal disorder can affect anyone, from newborns to older adults. But it’s widespread among seniors, including those in Nassau County. You may…

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New Hope in Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease in Todt Hill

When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, early diagnosis is so important. As we all know, early detection of Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms actually appear can make all the difference in terms of the pace of disease progression. Unfortunately, researchers have struggled to find a reliable method for early detection — until now. It is critical to…

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ALS-Induced Depression: How Nassau County Residents Can Help Their Loved Ones

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is a neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. But for Nassau county residents living with ALS and those who love them, this condition needs no introduction. When patients get a life-changing diagnosis like ALS, they understandably go through many painful emotions as they process…

Benefits of Home Health Aides for COPD Patients in Staten Island

According to the American Lung Association, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) – which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema – is a chronic lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. It is also the third leading cause of death in the United States. Patients in Staten Island can find relief. Sufferers of COPD compare breathing to…

Fall detection tools for seniors in Jamaica Estates.

3 Affordable Fall Detection Tools for Jamaica Estates Seniors

Anyone can stumble or trip at home. But for seniors, a simple fall can have serious consequences. Avoiding falls is important, but it’s also a good idea to have a fall detection system in place in case an accident happens. Below, we share our suggestions for affordable and effective fall detection tools (plus tips to…