‘There’s no place like home’ for rehab after stroke

Stroke patients who get professional rehabilitation training in their homes through live video consultations may recover their motor skills better than those who do their rehab in person with a therapist at an outpatient rehabilitation facility, according to a study published in the September 30, 2020, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Remote […]

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Strength training is as important as cardio, and you can do it from home during COVID-19

We often get bombarded with the message “regular physical activity is the key to good health and well-being.” To most of us, when we hear “physical activity,” we typically think of aerobic exercise such as walking, jogging, and cycling. But recent evidence suggests muscle-strengthening exercise is very beneficial to our health. In our study, published today, we argue muscle-strengthening exercise […]

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Trump nursing home plan limits supply of free COVID-19 tests – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s plan to provide every nursing home with a fast COVID-19 testing machine comes with an asterisk: The government won’t supply enough test kits to check staff and residents beyond an initial couple of rounds. A program that sounded like a game changer when it was announced last month at the White House is now prompting […]

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Get a proper chair, don’t eat at your desk, and no phones in the loo: How to keep your home workspace safe and hygienic

The onset of COVID-19 saw a dramatic shift, with many in the workforce suddenly finding themselves working from home. As hashtags sprung up on social media documenting makeshift work-from-home setups, it rapidly became evident that for many workers, their new improvised workspace fell well short of ideal. Far from having a separate home office, it emerged many employees didn’t even […]

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A Colorado nursing home devastated by coronavirus ordered PPE that never arrived. FEMA got blamed, and things got messy.

On April 24, Shelly Griffith received some bad news via email. The CEO of the Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center outside Fort Morgan desperately needed more personal protection equipment, including gowns, masks and sanitizing wipes, which she expected to arrive that week in a nearly $15,000 order being shipped from China. The senior care facility in Brush is experiencing one […]

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FAQ: Colorado’s “safer at home” rules, phase of coronavirus response

With Colorado’s month-long stay-at-home order set to expire at the end of this weekend, the state’s public health officials are entering the next phase of their response to the coronavirus pandemic — something Gov. Jared Polis has called “safer at home.” The governor is urging Coloradans to keep up their social-distancing efforts and mask-wearing, and to stay at home as […]

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