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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Waterview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center helps raise awareness of breast cancer. It is vital that women, of all ages, be aware of the dangers of breast cancer and become educated about possible screening exams.
The American Cancer Society recommendations for early breast cancer detection in women who are asymptomatic:
- Women, age 40 and above, should have a mammogram every year. Mammograms have been found to be successful in detecting breast cancer in its early stages for women who are 40 years old or older. While it is possible for a mammogram to miss detection of some forms cancers, a mammogram may contribute to finding entities that are not cancer.
- Healthcare professionals should inform women of the benefits and limitations related to annual mammograms. However, regardless of their shortcomings, mammograms are still an effective tool for decreasing pain and death associated with breast cancer.
- Women with serious health problems must talk with their doctors about continuing to have mammograms performed.
“The Waterview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center family urges women who are 40 years of age to start discussing with their doctors about having a mammogram. It is important that women have screening exams in order to detect breast cancer in its early stages,” says Michael Berger, an administrator at Waterview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Waterview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a premier 191-bed skilled nursing and comprehensive care facility serving the healthcare needs of Flushing, New York. Services include exceptional short-term rehab for individuals coming from an acute-care setting, long-term care, an Alzheimer's/Dementia program, hospice and more. Waterview's highly trained team of physical, occupational and speech therapists carefully tailor unique recovery programs for each resident.
Feel free to visit Waterview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at 119-15 27th Avenue, Flushing, New York 11354, for a tour of the facility. Kindly contact Michael Berger, Waterview's Administrator, at 718-461-5000 or check us out online at www.WaterviewNursing.com. Like us at Facebook.com/pages/Waterview-Nursing-Rehabilitation-Center/509945629051489. Follow us at Twitter.com/WaterviewNH. Join us at Google.com/+Waterviewnursing.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Because chia seeds are basically flavorless they are easy to mix in with every food. It can be topped on your salad, breaded on your chicken, and sprinkled on your soup. Additionally, chia can be used as a replacement for many things. For example, ground up chia seeds can be used as flour, chia seeds mixed with water can be used to replace eggs in a recipe, and a chia seed gel can be used as a sports drink replacement. The next time you are in your local market pick up a bag of chia seeds which have a shelf life of about five years. You never know what benefits this superfood can bring you, and don’t forget to make your own “Chia-Pet” while you’re at it.
5. Silent Bodyguard: Caught in a scary or dangerous situation? Need help? Silent Bodyguard sends out an emergency message with the user’s GPS coordinates to preselected phone contacts, facebook or twitter contacts, as well as email addresses. The app itself is discrete in a way that it does not look like you are calling for help. Silent Bodyguard can be a potentially life saving app and worth the download!
Although peanut butter can give us many health benefits, one must be sure that the right peanut butter is being bought. On today’s supermarket shelves there can be so many option, it can be quite deceiving and overwhelming. Like anything else, it is best to find peanut butter that is all natural. Along with that, the product that contains the least amount of sugar tends to be healthiest. However, note less sugar means that it is less sweet. Lastly, find a brand that doesn’t have too much sodium. The recommended of peanut butter a day is just 2 tablespoons so be careful not to indulge in the whole jar! Now that you see the wonders of peanut butter, a food that many already love, its time to explore all the foods peanut butter can go with. Not only is it a great sandwich spread, but it works great with fruits, and sauces too!
At some point in our life many of us find our wallets stuffed with credit and debit cards of all sorts. Some have great rewards, some have great benefits, and not mention those with low interest rates. As fun as starting your very own credit card collection may be, there are many disadvantages to having a variety of them. First of all, with so many cards for so many different uses, it becomes very easy to forget to pay off your bills on time. Besides for that, having many cards can make it easier for identity theft to occur, along with having the urge to buy many things you don't need. If you find yourself with a stack of plastic, perhaps take some time and do some research. Look into each card individually to see what is best for your needs and lifestyle. The even better thing to do is cancel all or most of your cards and opt for credit card that is senior friendly. Below are some of the best credit cards to consider for seniors of all ages.
1. As we know the elderly is more prone to identity and credit card theft, seniors must constantly be aware of their charges and payments. Seniors tend to get mixed up in all sorts of scams, by falling into traps and unknowingly giving out their credit card numbers to criminals. One option to prevent this is the True Link Card (https://www.truelinkcard.com/). For $10 a month, a trusted administrator can monitor any activity that may be suspicious, as well as set spending limits. This card is a debit card so there will be no interest fees or overdraft fees. Not only is the card great to keep seniors safe, but it is perfect for the forgetful senior as well.
2. For those seniors who love earning rewards and benefits through their card usage, they should check out the AARP Credit Card from Chase (http://www.aarpcreditcard.com/Default). Designed exclusively for AARP Members this card is big on the cash-back, points reward, and a host of other benefits tailored towards seniors. With no annual fee, this card may may be the right one for the elderly.
3. For seniors stuck in a low credit pit, one card that may be helpful is the Capital One Secured Mastercard (http://www.capitalone.com/credit-cards/secured-mastercard/). This card regularly reports credit changes, as it allows you to build up your credit score. Along with that, it has a yearly fee of just $29, which makes affordable for most.
These three options are just a few of the many possibilities! Because there are so many cards to choose from, it can feel quite overwhelming to choose the right one. Hopefully the information will give you a great place to start!
Now that you know what hand sanitizer is really all about, what is the final verdict? Should you opt for the hand sanitizer or leave it behind? The best route in this matter is to make sure you are using alcohol containing agents, of course with an alcohol content of 60% or above. Anything other than that will not be effective, and can even leave you off worse. Don’t get fooled by choosing the cheapest brand, make sure to buy the right brand so that you can stay healthy!
Monday, July 28, 2014
Coffee might do more than just help your grandparents wake up in the morning. According to a 2012 study conducted by University of South Florida and University of Miami researchers, drinking coffee can help reduce the chances or even prevent the onset of Alzheimer's disease in senior citizens.
One of the professors from the University of South Florida, Dr. Cao has a theory for why drinking coffee can reduce the effects of Alzheimer's. He says it is rooted in how the caffeine found in coffee affects the Beta-amyloid protein found in the human brain. According to Cho, this protein accumulates as one ages. Some of this protein then gets caught in our system often resulting in Alzheimer's disease. However, according to Cho, when one drinks coffee, the "caffeine [in the coffee] inhibits the production of beta-amyloid, so your system only metabolizes all of the available protein."
The study also showed that moderate caffeine intake appears to lessen the onset of other diseases associated with aging including Parkinson's disease, stroke, Type 2 Diabetes, and Breast Cancer.
So seniors, Nursing and Rehabilitation Center kindly reminds you to have that cup of joe in the morning... it very well may assist you to remember to drink it again the next morning!