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  • Nursing Home 5-Star Rating System
    CMS strengthens five star quality rating system for nursing homes
    Medicare.gov announced 3 significant improvements to their Five Star Nursing Home Quality Rating System.Incorporated the 2 nursing home quality measures for antipsychotic use into the Quality Measure Rating.Increased the number of points necessary...
  • Drawing away the winter blues
    Drawing away the winter blues
    Cold winter months and compounding snow, brings on feelings of sadness and despair. Research shows expressive therapies, like Art Therapy, helps alleviate these depressed symptoms. Before popping your next seasonal Prozac, consider other ways in...
  • Influenza B
    Influenza B:  The other scary monster in the room
    The flu is the flu and a strain is a strain. So what difference does it make if it’s classified as A, B or C? It could make a huge difference in children around 11 years of age. Even adults are not safe from this virus. Ignoring the risks of...
  • What is iron deficiency?
    What is iron deficiency?
    In order to grasp the full meaning of iron deficiency, it is necessary to understand how the human body obtains the mineral, and how it metabolizes, stores, and utilizes iron. Iron is present in varied amounts in the foods you eat and water you...
  • Teens graduating
    February is teen dating violence awareness month
    Before February slips away without notice, I want to spread the word about a very important theme, Teen Violence. February is National Teen Dating Violence and Awareness month.During the teen years adolescents are developing emotional coping...
  • Child abuse and neglect
    Do you see the common signs of child abuse?
    Child abuse and neglect victims can face a lifetime of harmful memories and most unfortunate outcomes. Studies of child abuse and neglect sufferers show a negative impact on a child’s ability to do well in school.Additionally, victims also...
  • Healthy foods
    Food events in New Jersey for March 2015
    1.March 1 or 7 or 8, Bootcamp for your tastebudsTime: Starts at 1 pmLocation: Villa Milagro Vineyards, 33 County Road 627- Finesville, Phillipsburg, NJIf you have ever wanted to know more about wines and what makes one wine healthier and/or better...
  • From creams to serums, Devera Naturals are the anti-aging skin care products that are so worth the investment
    From creams to serums, Devera Naturals- the solution to naturally beautiful skin
    From creams to serums, Devera Naturals are the anti-aging skin care products that are so worth the investmentWrinkles are one of the most natural and obvious progressions of aging. While most of us would like to deter the changes occurring in our...
  • Multi-generational family
    All Grandparents are old...maybe, maybe not.
    Five myths about grandparents, that should be retired.1. Grandparents are old.Some are. Most aren’t.As of 2010, 54 percent of American grandparents were younger than 65 and 80 percent were younger than 75, according to a MetLife report.And,...
  • Army Medicine - Ebola response training
    U-M creating equipment to reduce the spread of Ebola
    The Michigan Daily, the campus newspaper for the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (UM-Ann Arbor), posted "University program may assist in fight against Ebola spread," by Carly Noah. The School of Art and Design hosted a three-day...
  • Debunked autism interventions are still being used
    Debunked autism interventions are still being used
    Children with autism spectrum disorder struggle with communication, sometimes driving parents and educators to seek interventions and "therapies" that have been thoroughly discredited by previous studies, say researchers at Emory Health...
  • Rosie O'Donnell teaches women about heart attack symptoms
    Rosie O'Donnell teaches women about heart attack symptoms
    Those who may have missed Rosie O’Donnell’s recent HBO Special called “Rosie O’Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand-up” might be surprised to learn that the 50 year old comedian suffered a major heart attack in 2012.As she...
  • ADHD
    ADHD linked to increased mortality especially in females
    ADHD mortality driven by unnatural causes, especially accidentsAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common mental disorder associated with factors that are likely to increase mortality, such as oppositional defiant disorder or...
  • 7 Must Have Pantry Staples
    7 Must-Have Pantry Staples
    Sticking to a healthy eating plan can be a bit challenging at times. One trick that can help to keep you on track is to make sure that your pantry is stocked with items that taste good and have the benefit of keeping you healthy.Here are seven...
  • Ease Knee Osteoarthritis Pain
    How Natural Supplements Can Help Ease Knee Osteoarthritis Pain?
    Osteoarthritis is a very common form of arthritis. It occurs due to the daily wear and tear of joints. There are many courses of treatment available for this type of arthritis. However, natural supplements are the best way to go, because they are...