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UTMB Study Suggests Recovery at HOME could Improve Outcomes!

UTMB Study Suggests Recovery at HOME could Improve Outcomes!
By The Gerontological Society of America, Courtesy Unlimited Care of North Texas, Inc., Denton LIVING WELL Magazine

Confirming many patients’ worst fears, a national study has shown that being hospitalized for an acute event, such as a stroke or hip fracture, can lead to long-term institutionalization in a nursing home. Equally alarming, researchers found that direct discharge to a skilled nursing facility—common practice designed to reduce hospital stays—puts patients at “extreme high risk” of needing long-term nursing home care. […]

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Is Your D on the Decline?

Is Your D on the Decline?
By Stephanie Mellor, DNP, ARNP, ANP-C, GNP-C, CCCN

An increased desire and awareness of vitamin D’s benefits has been on the rise. Why? A variety of unwanted conditions have been linked with low levels of vitamin D, including: heart disease, diabetes, cancer, mental illnesses such as depression, chronic pain, falls and fractures, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, fatigue, influenza, and autoimmune diseases. […]

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Pumpkin Pie Bars

Pumpkin Pie Bars

I saw this on Pinterest the other day. I thought it was so funny because all over Facebook and Cooking Web pages it is pumpkin all day every day! So I posted it on my Facebook wall and boy oh boy did it take off! I guess everyone can relate to the pumpkin fiesta going on right now until Thanksgiving! […]

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Handling the Holidays When You’re Feeling Blue

Handling the Holidays When You’re Feeling Blue

Courtesy Jenkins-Soffe, Salt Lake City LIVING WELL Magazine

We often hear the greeting “Happy Holidays” this time of year, but if you’re grieving the loss of a loved one, the holiday season may be anything but happy. Sometimes the holidays cause us to be more aware of the empty space that our loved one has left behind. […]

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Chicken and Corn Chowder

Chicken and Corn Chowder
By Isabelle at Home

Have you ever had something in the back of your brain that keeps on gnawing at you? When it comes to food I sometime feel like an idiot savant. I can read a recipe and 10 years later it will make a sudden appearance and my thoughts will be consumed by it. […]