Category Archives: HealthCare News

ADLs and IADLs: What is the Difference?

Caregivers for the elderly often find themselves drowning in acronyms. There are acronyms for diseases and conditions, like COPD; for classes of medications, like NSAIDs, and for types of care, like LTC. And the list goes on and on. Two … Continue reading

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Why Do Women Live Longer Than Men?

It is a well-known statistical fact that women have a longer lifespan than men — not just in the United States, but across the world. What is less well-known is that this difference applies across most the animal kingdom as … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s and Normal Aging: What’s the Difference

You walk into a room, but forget why you entered it. You struggle to find a common word. Moments like these can make you worry that you have Alzheimer’s. How can you tell? Here’s a short guide to knowing the … Continue reading

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HDL: Can You Have Too Much of a Good thing?

Vanilla and Chocolate. Coke and Pepsi. LDL and HDL. Many things come in two major varieties, and cholesterol is no exception. But while flavor is a matter of personal preference, cholesterol is universally accepted to come in “good” and “bad” … Continue reading

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New Approach to Cancer Shows Great Promise.

In healthy cells, mitochondria, known as the “powerhouse” of the cell, convert glucose into the energy that keeps the cell alive and functioning. Cancerous cells have a much higher demand for glucose than healthy cells, and use a faster and … Continue reading

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Long-Established “Magic Pill” Discredited

Everyone wants a short-cut to good health. But we at the Regency Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers have always taken the old-fashioned approach: offering delicious, healthful meals, attentive medical care, and appropriate social and physical activities as the way to help … Continue reading

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Cardiac Rehabilitation is Underutilized

….Except if you are a patient at Regency Jewish Heritage, where we implemented a dedicated cardiac rehabilitation program long before people copied us and it became popular. According to a recently published statement by the American Heart Association (AHA), numerous … Continue reading

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Japanese Plant Proves to be Flavonoid Superpower

One of the ways in which the body protects itself at the cellular level is by disposing of broken, unhealthy, and unused cells. This prevents these cells from building up and causing damage to healthy tissue. The process that the … Continue reading

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Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis: What’s the Difference?

Regency Nursing Centers and the folks who run our organization, have taught me more about healthcare just by just observing them, than I have ever learned from any continuing education seminar. The information presented here is a subtle ode to … Continue reading

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Preventive Care from Medicare

I spent this morning meeting with our Regency corporate team at the beautiful and inviting Regency Grande (truly a center for excellence in post-acute rehabilitation) in Dover, NJ. What a treat! We discussed many things, including Medicare and how to … Continue reading

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