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Treatments for Hemorrhagic Stroke

What treatment is given for a stroke depends upon what type of stroke the patient is suffering from: an ischemic stroke caused by a blocked artery, or a hemorrhagic stroke caused by bleeding directly in [...]

Treatments for Ischemic Stroke

Initial treatment for a stroke depends upon a number of factors, including whether the patient is having a hemorrhagic stroke involving bleeding within the brain, or an ischemic stroke that is blocking an artery. This [...]

Understanding & Diagnosing Stroke

Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the US today, and a principal cause of all disability in adults. Yet many people don’t really know what a stroke is or how to recognize [...]

The Relationship Between Depression and Dementia

Both depression and dementia are common mental health problems often experienced by the elderly. Up to 50% of patients with depression also experience some type of cognitive impairment, and as many as 68% of those [...]

All About Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is generally a disorder in which a person has overpowering, recurring thoughts and behaviors that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over. The disorder is characterized by repeated, [...]

What to Know About PTSD

When you think of post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), you almost invariable think of war veterans – and you probably envision a man. The truth is that women are just as likely as men to suffer [...]

Senior Health

Treatments for Ischemic Stroke

Initial treatment for a stroke depends upon a number of factors, including whether the patient is having a hemorrhagic stroke involving bleeding within the brain, or an ischemic stroke that is blocking an artery. This [...]

Understanding & Diagnosing Stroke

Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the US today, and a principal cause of all disability in adults. Yet many people don’t really know what a stroke is or how to recognize [...]

Causes & Risk Factors for Diabetes

Diabetes is actually a group of diseases, including type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes, that affect how your body processes blood sugar, or glucose. Proper use of glucose is essential for your health because [...]

Some Important Statistics About Diabetes

Four times more people suffer from diabetes today than did in 1980. It is not only increasing in the US, but throughout the world – especially in lower and middle-income countries. While the actual causes [...]

Common Facts and Fictions About Diabetes

Approximately 422 million people in the world suffer from some type of diabetes today. More than 30 million people in the US alone have some sort of diabetes – and a huge number of these [...]

Treatments for Diabetes

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, then the next step is to work with your doctor to develop an appropriate treatment plan. Depending on the type of diabetes that you have, a combination of [...]

Stories

Health Scams

You may have seen these advertisements and testimonials: “Smart Drugs” for long life “Arthritis Aches and Pains Disappear Like Magic!” “This treatment cured my cancer in one week.” The health care industry, like other industries, is [...]

Aging Changes in Bones, Muscles And Joints

Along with the obvious changes in the skin and hair as we age, changes in posture and how well we walk are also associated with aging. The skeleton provides support and structure to the body, [...]

Aging and Emotional Health

Emotional and mental vitality are as important to health as physical activity. In fact, one is no more important than the other. When you are physically active, you will find your outlook and attitude are more positive. Your [...]

What is Long Time Care?

Long-term care involves a variety of services for people who need health or personal care for a set amount of time. The most common type of long-term care is personal care — help with everyday activities. [...]

Aging: What to expect when getting older

Getting older is an inevitable part of life. Taking good care of your body and learning to deal with stress can slow or even prevent problems that come with getting older. It’s never too early or [...]

The Aging Brain

Until recently, it was believed that as we age we lose vast numbers of brain cells which contribute to such problems as dementia and memory loss.  But now scientists have discovered that our brains continue [...]

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Wholesome Lifestyle for Seniors

Wholesome routines helps in keeping the body in shape and the brain attentive. This lifestyle becomes more appropriate as you age and start feeling muscle aches, a lack of endurance and deterioration of overall potency. [...]

Seniors with No Teeth – What to Eat?

Seniors without any teeth or with dentures will surely find it difficult to chew and eat. They should not worry since there are many nourishing alternatives for them. It is still possible to take pleasure [...]

Essential Treatments and Medical Tests for Seniors

There is a whole lot of screening and precautionary tests recommended by medical experts for people above the age of 65. The majority of the examinations must be done occasionally. Nevertheless, the benefits of discovering [...]

Strength Training for Seniors

Does strength training benefit older people? Studies say strengthening workouts are effective and safe even for older people even if some of them are not in perfect health. The truth is those with heart disorders [...]

Resistance to Sicknesses and Elderly Folks

As people begin to grow older, the immune system is also affected in many ways. This system is composed of biological structures and systems that create defenses against diseases. As you age, your body becomes [...]

Negative Consequences of Processed Foods for Seniors

How bad are processed foods for people? Nutritionists say there are plenty of negative effects in eating pre-packaged foods. Elderly persons should watch out. Processed foods tend to come in cans, plastic sachets or bottles. [...]

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June 2, 2020
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Tips for Picking a Home Health Care Agency

Here at Specialty Care Services, we understand that we aren’t always the first choice or best fit for many people in need of home health services. […]
May 26, 2020
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Tips for Keeping Your Mind Sharp While Homebound

For those who struggle with chronic pain, illness, or the symptoms of old age, being “stuck” at home isn’t uncommon. As providers of home health care […]
May 7, 2020
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Home Care Costs Less Than Hospital Care

With a little help, many patients can spend their recovery time at home. That is, if they have someone from health care agencies in Bethesda, MD, […]
April 30, 2020
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Responding to the Increasing Need for Senior Care

The growing number of senior citizens creates a huge need for services, especially in the area of care. Seniors are living longer, and elder care in […]
April 23, 2020
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Seniors: Prevent Illness with These Tips

The cold and flu season is here, and unfortunately, seniors and caregivers engaged in-home care in Washington DC are two of the largest groups at risk […]
April 16, 2020
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An In-Home Caregiver Provides More Than Just Medical Care

As we age, we all want to remain as independent as possible, but inevitably, some tasks become more challenging to do on our own. Many of […]
February 19, 2020
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The Pressures of Being a Caregiver

Providing home care can turn out to be extremely stressful, depending on your circumstances. Whether your patient is a relative or you’re caring for an individual […]
February 12, 2020
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Stress Management Techniques for Seniors

Many people expect retirement to be a relaxing, leisurely time in their lives. However, this is not always the case. Despite no longer having to deal […]
December 24, 2018

Diagnosing Heart Disease