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What Does a Stroke Recovery Timeline Look Like?

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jul 11, 2019 8:30:00 AM

The stroke recovery timeline is unpredictable. Some patients may recover completely within weeks of a stroke; others may take months or even years to fully recover; and still others may experience moderate to severe side effects on a permanent basis.

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Topics: Stroke Rehabilitation

Stroke Side Effects: What You Need to Know

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jun 27, 2019 10:30:00 AM

When an area of the brain experiences a sudden reduction or loss of blood flow, the affected brain cells are deprived of oxygen, and within seconds begin to die. This process is known as a stroke. Strokes are both relatively common, and extremely serious - the Mayo Clinic categorizes them as a medical emergency, requiring urgent treatment.

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Topics: Stroke Rehabilitation

Why Adverse Drug Events Occur and How to Prevent Them

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jun 20, 2019 8:30:00 AM

An adverse drug event (ADE), according to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, is “an injury resulting from medical intervention related to a drug. This includes medication errors, adverse drug reactions, allergic reactions, and overdoses.”

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Topics: Inpatient Rehab, outpatient therapy

The Goal of Cardiac Rehabilitation: Helping Patients Heal

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jun 7, 2019 8:30:00 AM

If you’ve recently suffered a heart attack, or are experiencing chronic or acute heart disease, you may be referred for cardiac rehabilitation. Cardiac rehabilitation is a customized program that includes exercise and education, designed to help patients recover from cardiac disease, reduce and manage the symptoms, and improve their quality of life. In this article, we’ll look at how cardiac rehab can help you heal. 

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Topics: Cardiac Rehab

The Importance of Cardiac Rehab Patient Education

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | May 24, 2019 2:54:08 PM

 

Patient education is a key component of cardiac rehabilitation. The training, guidance, counseling, and information you receive during your cardiac rehab program will help you create a more heart-healthy lifestyle, manage your own condition, and feel confident in your ability to take care of yourself. What you learn during cardiac rehab can literally save your life. 

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Topics: Cardiac Rehab

Who Can Benefit from a Cardiac Rehab Program?

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | May 17, 2019 12:30:00 PM

You recently suffered from a heart attack – and while it was scary, you’re starting to feel better. You’re following your doctor’s orders by eating heart-healthy foods, exercising, and reducing stress wherever possible. So why does your doctor still think you need a cardiac rehabilitation program?  

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Topics: Cardiac Rehab

The Four Cardiac Rehab Phases

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | May 14, 2019 9:30:00 AM

If you’re suffering from a chronic or acute cardiac condition, or recovering from cardiac surgery, your healthcare provider may refer you for cardiac rehabilitation. Cardiac rehab has been proven to have significant benefits for patients: it can improve your quality of life, help you manage or reduce cardiac symptoms, and even lengthen your life.

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Topics: Cardiac Rehab

How Cardiac Rehabilitation Can Improve Quality of Life

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Apr 30, 2019 12:30:00 PM

If you struggle with acute or chronic heart disease, your medical provider may refer you for cardiac rehabilitation. Cardiac rehab therapy can have substantial benefits, both in terms of improving your quality of life and reducing your risk of serious complications.

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Topics: Cardiac Rehab

Understanding Rehabilitation Terms: A Guide for Patients

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Apr 24, 2019 8:45:00 AM

If you’re suffering from a chronic or long-term medical condition, your physician may recommend that you seek rehabilitative care. For many patients, this process can be overwhelming. How do you choose a rehab center? What kind of care do you need? Would it be better to seek an inpatient or outpatient program? 

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Topics: Inpatient Rehab, outpatient therapy

The Varied Causes and Symptoms of Heart Disease

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Apr 12, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Heart disease is incredibly common. Around 735,000 Americans have a heart attack every year, reports the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The good news is that, according to the Mayo Clinic, “Many forms of heart disease can be prevented or treated with healthy lifestyle choices.” 

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Topics: Cardiac Rehab