Rehab After a Stroke: What to Expect

Rehab After a Stroke: What to Expect

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every 40 seconds, an American has a stroke, and nearly 800,000 Americans have a new or recurrent stroke every year. These are disturbing statistics, particularly considering the range of potentially devastating effects that strokes can cause, including death and irreparable brain damage.

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Benefits of working in a skilled nursing facility

Benefits of working in a skilled nursing facility

The healthcare industry is booming. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projected 1.26 million healthcare job openings per year for 2016 to 2026.  And because the number of people over 65 is growing rapidly (from 43 million in 2012 to 84 million by 2050, according to the US Census Bureau), we can continue to expect an abundance of employment opportunities in skilled nursing facilities.

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What Is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

What Is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

Chronic lung disease can turn simple tasks of daily living into a struggle. Walking, climbing stairs, performing household chores, and even sleeping are often hindered by shortness of breath. Left untreated, chronic lung disease can have a severe impact on your mental health, as well; according to a study by the National Institutes of Health, up to 55% of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) develop mental health disorders related to their lung condition.

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