When Should You Have Your Moles Checked?

Moles, also known as nevi, are very common. In fact, it is quite normal for adults to have up to 40 moles, says the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). As you may already know, moles and other spots are at times warning signs for melanoma. While melanoma rates have become more stable in New Jersey,…

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Do You Know About The Dangers Of Opioid Painkillers And How To Deal With Them?

Pain is an unfortunate reality for many elderly individuals. Fortunately, though, there are ways to deal with it. Common methods include prescription drugs, over-the-counter (OTC) medications and pain management techniques, like yoga and meditation. Opioid Painkillers Opioid painkillers, a prescription-based treatment, are popular and can be extremely potent. But they can also be very dangerous.…

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Keeping Cool in the Summer

Keeping cool in the summer may seem difficult, especially if you decide to spend a lot of time outdoors at Elmwood Hills Healthcare Center’s beautiful grounds. But with some knowledge and implementation it is possible. Here are a couple of ideas, with somewhat less-known caveats, to help you out. Drink Water Water may be the…

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Frozen Shoulder In Senior Citizens Due To Chronic Illness

A frozen shoulder in senior citizens may be due to chronic illness. Thyroid problems, Parkinson’s disease, heart disease, diabetes, and certain medications can be factors.   Frozen Shoulder: What Happens Strong connective tissue called the shoulder capsule surrounds the ball end of your upper arm bone and holds it to the socket. Frozen shoulder causes this…

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Vitamins Taken Daily Will Not Protect You Against Heart Disease

Vitamins and vitamin supplements are extremely popular and a big business for pharmaceutical companies. If you are taking vitamins to protect against heart disease, well then, you’re wasting your money.       Vitamins: Ineffective Against Heart Disease New results released this week confirms the earlier findings that vitamin supplements do nothing to prevent heart…

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Sub-Acute Rehabilitation FAQs

What happens after someone has a stroke? How do seniors regain their abilities after a hip fracture? The answer is sub-acute rehabilitation. If you’ve never heard of sub-acute rehabilitation, this article is for you. In this handy guide, we’ll answer the most frequently asked questions about sub-acute rehab. What is sub-acute rehabilitation? It’s also known…

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What’s the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?

Many seniors confuse Medicare and Medicaid.  A large portion of Americans don’t even know the difference between them. This can lead to a lot of misinformation and sometimes costly insurance mistakes. Here’s a basic overview of each program: Medicare: Federal Health Coverage for (Mainly) Seniors Medicare is health insurance that the federal government pays for.…

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