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  1. Dangers of Pressure Ulcers, Pressure Sores, or Decubitus Ulcers

    Dangers of Pressure Ulcers, Pressure Sores, or Decubitus Ulcers

    What are pressure ulcers?

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  2. Sleep Apnea Common in Spinal Cord Injury Patients

    According to Huffington Post, in a small study of 26 people with spinal cord injuries 77% of the people in the study had sleep apnea. Almost all the people in the study reported that they had problems sleeping in general.

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  3. Understanding Diabetic Foot Ulcers

    Understanding Diabetic Foot Ulcers

    If you suffer from diabetes understanding the causes and symptoms of a diabetic foot ulcer can prevent long term wound care treatment, hospitalization, or non-traumatic lower extremity amputation.  According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, an estimated 15% of diabetics experience a diabetic foot ulcer, which is an open sore likely found on the bottom of your foot.1

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  4. Tips For Relieving Plantar Fasciitis Pain

    Tips For Relieving Plantar Fasciitis Pain

    If you are experiencing heel pain when you take your first steps after getting out of bed in the morning or sitting for an extended period of time, talk to your doctor about plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis (fashee-EYE-tiss) occurs when your plantar fascia, the ligament that provides support to your foot arch, becomes strained and swollen. Therefore, pain is felt in the bottom of your foot or heel when you walk or stand, especially in the morning. You might notice the pain subside the more you move your feet; unfortunately, your feet will hurt as you continue on throughout the day.1

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  5. Best and the Worst Hospitals for Joint Replacement

    Best and the Worst Hospitals for Joint Replacement

    NPR reports that Medicare has listed 97 hospitals that people are less likely to suffer complications and 95 hospitals that have higher readmission rates or significant setbacks.

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  6. Presto – After 30 Years You May Not Have High Blood Pressure Anymore!

    Presto – After 30 Years You May Not Have High Blood Pressure Anymore!

    The Journal of American Medical Association has raised the systolic number for people over 60 to 150/90.
     
    CNN reports that after 30 years of the goal being set at 140/90 there was overwhelming evidence that the number should be raised for older adults.  Nobody knows exactly how many people this will affect, but it is suspected that millions of people will no longer need or qualify for blood pressure medication.

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  7. Say Goodbye to Sore Muscles

    Say Goodbye to Sore Muscles

    As the fitness industry continues to grow it is becoming ever more important to take care of your body with proper recovery. Not only sleep and nutrition is necessary but giving the appropriate attention to your muscles they deserve. There are a lot of products out there that are inexpensive and will give your muscles the benefit of deep tissue work. This process is called SMR or Self-Myofacial Release.

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  8. Natural Healing from Aloe Vera

    Natural Healing from Aloe Vera

    Aloe, or Aloe Vera, comes from the plant by the same name whose inner gel can be used as a topical to sooth minor burns, wounds, psoriasis, and help decrease pain from shingles. Because of its cooling effect, it is recommended to place the gel in the refrigerator first to chill it and then rub onto sunburned skin. Also, due to the high water content of 99%, it works as a great moisturizer to hydrate the skin.1

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  9. Wheelchair Storage on the Go!

    Wheelchair Storage on the Go!

    If you or a loved one is in a wheelchair, you understand the need for storage on the go.  Having a safe, secure, and handy place to keep your keys, wallet, and other personal belongings is not just a matter of convenience but necessity.  Fortunately, a number of solutions and products are available that can be stylish as well as practical.

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  10. 5 Online Marketing Tips to Energize your Home Care Business

    It takes a lot to run a successful home care business in today's environment of shrinking reimbursements, rising product costs and  increased competition. You have to be an expert at patient care, finances, leadership, sales and marketing and much more just to keep pace. So much of any type of marketing nowadays, involves understanding online search and social media, which includes familiar names like Google, Yelp and Facebook. Many businesses make common mistakes when it comes to online marketing. Here are 5 simple tips to help grow your home care business online.

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