Posts by Sandra Levin

September is Sepsis Awareness Month

What is Sepsis Many people do not know what sepsis, commonly called blood poisoning, is and for this reason came about Sepsis Awareness Month that falls every year in the month of September. The goal is to teach people about sepsis, how to recognize the signs and how important it is to phone 911 for…

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Culinary Medicine

Food as Medicine Food Plays a Central role in Health and Well-being Searches to find cures for many incurable diseases have failed leaving scientists and physicians only lifestyle changes to recommend to combat obesity and chronic illnesses. It is widely known that food plays a central role in health and well-being. More and more physicians…

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A Simple Non-invasive Tool for Early Detection of Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative movement disorder that is not easy to diagnose. A neurologist makes the diagnosis based on medical history, a physical and neurological exam and an analysis of signs and symptoms. Unfortunately, by the time there are definite signs and symptoms, extensive brain damage has already taken place. A way of diagnosing…

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Your Mattress and your Health

Incomplete Sleep As humans, we spend about a third of our lives sleeping. How well we sleep affects our waking hours. If we toss and turn all night, we may wake up with sore muscles and a backache. We will have little energy during the day, will doze off unexpectedly and will possibly suffer from irritability…

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Experiencing Alzheimer’s by Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality (VR) What is it like to experience Alzheimer’s? Several virtual reality programs have been designed to try to help high school students, medical, nursing and pharmacological students and caregivers experience what it is like to have Alzheimer’s. The idea behind these projects is to promote empathy for the person afflicted with dementia, to…

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Protective Vaccines for Seniors

August is National Immunization Awareness Month August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) and this is a time for seniors to make sure they have taken advantage of some of the vaccines that can prevent serious diseases and suffering in the elderly. Shingles We already wrote about the new shingles vaccine in our blog post…

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