Van Duyn Comprehensive Plan to Enhance Our Resident Experience

Communication Van Duyn seeks to improve communication between its residents, its residents’ families and stakeholders within the community. Formation of the Van Duyn Family Partnership:  Complete The Van Duyn Family partnership includes representatives from the Family Council, community advocates and senior Van Duyn executives and ensures the Family Council’s input and concerns are heard and…

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Breakthrough Gives Hope to People Suffering from COPD

FDA Approves Zephyr Endobronchial Valve for Treating COPD Emphysema In June, 2018, the Pulmonx Corporation announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of the Zephyr Endobronchial Valve for treating patients with emphysema, which is an incurable life-threatening type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Zephyr Valve Trial A new lung treatment…

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Higher Levels of LDL and Total Cholesterol may Lower Risk for Parkinson’s Disease

It is a well-known fact that high blood levels of cholesterol are associated with an increased risk for coronary artery disease (CAD) which leads to heart attacks and strokes. However, the role of cholesterol in the development of neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s disease has not been fully established. A recent Israeli population-based cohort study published…

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Physical Activity for Seniors to Stay Healthy

September is Go4Life Month September is Go4Life Month to raise awareness of the benefits of physical exercise for older adults to prevent diseases, falls and to prolong life. When seniors are told by their doctors they have to get more physical exercise many feel overwhelmed and do not know how or where to begin. However,…

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Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD)

Woman was Technically Dead for Half an Hour All she can remember was leaving the restaurant where she worked, but actually Ann Carlino drove herself to a hospital and collapsed outside the Emergency Room (ER) and when a policeman walked over to help her she took her last breath. Ann had suffered from sudden cardiac…

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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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