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Coming Clean on the Importance of Handwashing

It was the year 1846, and women admitted to the maternity clinic of Vienna General Hospital were inexplicably dying during childbirth. Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis, a new addition to the maternity clinic, was disturbed by the high mortality rate of patients and was determined to find the cause. After a number of experiments and observations, Dr. Semmelweis changed the course of healthcare with one simple discovery: Washing hands saved lives.

How Do I Find the Best Home Health Care?

You’ve spent your life knowing your parents and loved ones were there for you providing support, safety, and love. Now, as the roles reverse and the health of your loved one declines, you may be facing the reality of finding proper home care. Mindy Hill, marketing director for iCare Home & Hospice understands this process and respects the importance of finding proper care for those who need it.

Real Cures for Tendonitis

Tendonitis is the inflammation or irritation of a tendon. It is most common around your shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees and heels. I sat down with Dr. Ryan Slater, Sports Medicine Specialist with Revere Health, to find out more about how to treat and even cure tendonitis.

6 Foods You Should Be Eating to Prevent Alzheimers Disease

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. With this in mind, it’s important that every American lives a healthy lifestyle to combat the onset of Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases. One of the most important lifestyle changes to prevent memory loss is eating foods known to […]

Seniors and dental care: it’s something worth smiling about

According to the Center for Disease Control, a little over half (60 percent) of today’s senior adults visited a dentist in 2013 despite the fact that one in four of seniors aged 65 and older have gum disease. This segment of the population is in need of proper dental care since many of today’s serious […]

4 Culinary Questions to Help You Choose a Nursing Home

When you think about nursing home food, what comes to mind? Candlelight dinners, menus you can vote on and Thanksgiving dinner on the patio? Probably not. But at a five-star skilled nursing facility, that’s exactly what you’ll get. When choosing a skilled nursing or rehabilitation facility for your loved one to recover in, it is […]

Does your loved one need palliative care?

It was Henry Miller who once said, “It is a very limited concept of medicine that strives to understand disease, but not the needs of sick people.” Nowhere is that need greater than the care of our elderly. Fortunately, the healthcare industry is taking steps toward recognizing the unique needs of our senior loved ones […]

The benefits of midwifery

While more than 90 percent of births in the U.S. are delivered by physicians, a growing minority of women rely on midwives to provide their prenatal care and delivery. These women use state-of-the-art technology and best practices in medicine combined with a patient-centric philosophy to give expecting mothers what they believe is the highest-quality healthcare with the best overall outcomes. Interview Diana Lee, a certified nurse midwife and a women’s health nurse practitioner at Revere Health.

COPD doesn’t have to stop you from enjoying life

What do Loni Anderson, Christy Turlington, King Edward VII, Johnny Carson and more than 12 million Americans have in common? They have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. Another 12 million have it but don’t know it. COPD is now the third leading cause of death in America, yet many people are […]