Posts Tagged "stroke patients wheel chair mobility"

Fox News: Obese seniors live more of their golden years with heart disease

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Fox News: Obese seniors live more of their golden years with heart disease

Seniors who are obese may live just as long as their thinner peers, but they are more likely to develop heart disease and to get it slightly earlier in life, a Dutch study finds. “Obesity is associated with higher mortality among younger and middle-aged individuals. However, among older adults, this association is not present,” said Dr. David Grabowski, a professor of healthcare policy at Harvard Medical School in Boston who was not involved in the study. Even if obese people’s lifespans are not shortened, however, heart disease may take a serious toll on their lives, said...

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WSJ: High-Tech Tools Show Promise for Stroke Recovery

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on WSJ: High-Tech Tools Show Promise for Stroke Recovery

New therapeutic devices for stroke recovery, made possible by advances in hardware and software, are transforming the typically low-tech world of stroke rehabilitation. Though the tools are still in the early stages, doctors say that they can be more motivating and engaging for patients than current standard therapies, and that they hold promise for stroke survivors who are too injured for traditional therapy. “We’re entering a very exciting era,” says Dr. David Putrino, director of telemedicine at the Burke Medical Research Institute in White Plains, N.Y. “All of these new tools can really...

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