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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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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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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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Feeling “Busy” Leads to Healthy Choices

Recently, a fascinating yet simple study was conducted at the global business school INSEAD, which has campuses in France, Singapore, and Abu Dhabi, along with the Fox School of Business at Temple University in Pennsylvania, and the Hong Kong University … Continue reading

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Researchers Find 500 New Genes That Affect High Blood Pressure

Another new and original article for our beloved Regency readers and family, in honor of Heart Health month! The American Heart Association estimates that more than 100 million people in the United States suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure). As … Continue reading

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Finding Dangerous Inflammation with the ESR Test

The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test is a commonly-administered blood test that can reveal inflammatory processes in the body. The test measures how quickly red blood cells sink to the bottom of a test tube of blood. Inflammation causes higher … Continue reading

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