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Drink Tea and Live a Longer and Healthier Life

Don’t pass up that cup of tea, it may just lead a longer and healthier life, say Chinese researchers. “Habitual tea consumption is associated with lower risks of cardiovascular disease and all-cause death,” said first author Dr. Xinyan Wang, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China, in a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive…

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Study Indicates NTM Infections on the Rise Nationally

Researchers say that the number of people newly infected each year and the number of people living with nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung disease seems to be increasing, especially among women and persons age 65 and older. In “Incidence and Prevalence of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease in a Large United States Managed Care Health Plan, 2008-2015,”…

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New Study indicates effective rehabilitation treatments possible for chronic stroke patients

Here’s a study that could have implications for future rehabilitation treatments. A UCL-study finds that chronic stroke patients continue to benefit from intensive rehabilitation over a much longer period than previously thought. According to researchers, problems with the arm and hand after a stroke are common and greatly impact hugely patients’ life by reducing their…

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Cardiac Patients Overestimate Benefits of Heart Procedures

 A new study’s findings indicate that most patients do not understand or recall information given to them by health care providers before heart procedures.  Many mistakenly believe that opening blocked arteries will cure them of heart disease. These findings, from a study taking a look at informed consent, are published in the Nov. 28 issue…

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Study Seeks to Identify a Person’s Unique Muscle Movements

The way a person moves is as unique as their fingerprints or iris pattern. Researchers have tracked muscle movements of study participants during exercise, gait and pedaling, and believe these differences may go deeper than individual movement styles.  By identifying a person’s unique movement style could help identify future musculoskeletal problems, and assist in better…

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New Device Deposits Drug-Delivering Fiber Bandages onto Wounds

Researchers at Montana Technological University (MTU) have created a portable electrospinning device with a confined electric field that safely deposits bandages and drugs directly onto biological surfaces, using air to spray the fibers out onto the surface, like a can of spray paint, according to a an article published in the Nov. 12 issue of…

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Celebrate National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

In November, Meadowbrook Care Center join organizations across the nation to celebrate National Hospice and Palliative Care month to raise the awareness of hospice and palliative care. This month provides you with the perfect opportunity to visit our 280 Bed Extended & Short-Term Care Facility to learn about the benefits and value and of hospice and…

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