Senior Health Care Professionals

What Exactly is Posttraumatic Growth?

You may be fairly familiar with the term or diagnosis Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). The National Institute of Mental Health describes this as a recurring flight or fight response stemming from an earlier scary, traumatic, dangerous, or shocking event. It has become a pretty common term in our culture recently and affects about 7.7 million Americans each year. READ MORE

Shifting Trend Towards Cremation in the Funeral Home Industry

According to a recent article in time.com, almost 1 in 2 Americans were cremated in 2015, surpassing burial rates for the first time. Time Magazine states that according to the Cremation Association of North America, the cremation rate for 2015 was almost 49% nationwide, compared with an estimated burial rate of 45%. This is quite amazing when you consider that just 35 years ago, the cremation rate stood at around 10%. READ MORE

Gene Therapy – The Future of Medicine?

Gene therapy is an experimental method of fighting disease that involves correcting or replacing a person’s mutated or malfunctioning genes. This promising research is now being used in clinical trials and may lead to improved health outcomes for patients with inherited bleeding and immune disorders as well as some forms of blood cancer and other diseases.READ MORE

How To Keep Your Liver Healthy

The liver is a part of the digestive system, but it plays a crucial role in many critical body functions. Most people don’t realize the importance of liver health until problems force them to go to a doctor. A healthy liver is crucial for your overall health. Poor liver health could be silently degrading your overall health long before symptoms become apparent.READ MORE

Seniors and safety

10 Devices for Keeping Seniors Safe at Home

It is perfectly understandable for you to want to live at home during your golden years. Traditionally, doctors, caregivers and family members have met the idea of elders living at home with justifiable trepidation. Their worries included safety concerns such as the senior’s mental health, adequate physical health monitoring, medication punctuality and emergency response time in case an accident should occur. Today, many of these concerns have been addressed or outright eliminated by the ingenious application of new technologies. READ MORE

Brain Research

The Human Brain – The Next Biological Frontier

Guest Post -Deborah C. Mash, Ph.D. (Founder and director of the University of Miami Brain Endowment Bank™).

The brain is the next biological frontier. In the past twenty years, we have learned more about the brain than in all human history. The study of the human brain is essential for ensuring our health and wellness across the lifespan.READ MORE