Alzheimer’s Impact

In Recognition of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month – November

Today, more than 5 million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, with almost two-thirds of Alzheimer’s patients being women. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the disease is responsible for approximately 500,000 deaths annually. This number is expected to increase dramatically as the baby boom generation ages. It is estimated that the cost to Medicare and Medicaid associated with Alzheimer’s care and other forms of dementia is 150 billion.

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Organ Donation vs. Whole Body Donation: Can You Do Both?

As the leading accredited whole body donation program in the United States, we are often asked the question as to whether or not a person can choose to be both an organ donor and a whole body donor. The simple answer is YES.

With the Science Care whole body donor program, most often individuals can be BOTH organ donors for transplant purposes as well as whole body donors for medical research and education. Organ donation for transplant takes first priority due to its inherent life-saving nature.

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Care Giving – Understanding Osteoporosis

In recognition of “Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week”, we wanted to bring attention to one of the most common forms of bone disease – “Osteoporosis”

So what exactly is Osteoporosis?

One of the most common forms of bone and joint disease is osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a bone disease which causes bones to lose density and weaken, making it easier for them to break or fracture. In many cases, the disease goes undiagnosed until a fracture occurs. In the U.S., it is estimated that some 40 million people either have osteoporosis or are at risk of getting it due to having low bone density. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), osteoporosis contributes to an estimated 11 million bone fractures among Americans each year.

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Did You Know – It’s Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week?

Bone and joint disease is a leading cause of escalating healthcare costs and disability in America. It is estimated that more than 30% of the nation’s population is being treated for some form of musculoskeletal disease, which may include conditions such as osteoporosis, arthritis, spinal problems, back pain, knee and hip pain, muscle and ligament injuries, bone fractures, traumatic injuries and more. As the population ages…the problem grows.

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