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January Is Glaucoma Awareness Month

When it comes to glaucoma, “awareness” is a very important word! Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the nerve of the eye and can lead to vision loss—it’s the second leading cause of blindness, and our risk goes up as we grow older. Glaucoma happens when the normal fluid in the front of […]
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Resolve to Spend More Time With Others in 2018

The Midwest is known as a friendly place. Visitors often return to their own communities commenting on the warmth of those who live here. Maybe that’s why our area is home to some of the most important research on the topic of socialization. A November 2017 study from Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine revealed that […]
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Top Five Questions to Ask After a Hospital Stay

This article was written be Ron Benner, BSN, MBHA, RN, LNHA, Vice President of Clinical Post-Acute Care at The Alden Network. In the ever-changing health care industry, we have experienced a significant movement in how hospitals manage individuals with surgical and medical needs. We have seen the average patient length of stay decrease tremendously over […]
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Here Come the Holidays … And Allergies

We love our winter holidays. Our five senses delight in the ornament-laden Christmas trees, glowing Hanukkah menorahs, delicious spreads of traditional foods, and greenery everywhere that create a festive mood. But though the sights and sounds of the season might bring joy, some of the smells and tastes can have quite the opposite effect for […]
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Alden Leader Fall 2017

The Alden Leader is a community newsletter that provides useful information regarding special programs, services and events. It also highlights the accomplishments of patients, residents and staff. Current Issue Fall 2017 Focused on After Care Services Promoting from Within Patient Thanks Alden after Serious Accident Construction on Track
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A Healthier Thanksgiving Feast Is Something to Be Grateful For

Getting ready for Thanksgiving? We enjoy spending this holiday with friends and family, reflecting on the things in our lives for which we are grateful. And then there’s the food! The roasted turkey with our favorite stuffing—or stuffings, if you’re one of the families that has a competition going. Mashed potatoes with lots of gravy. […]
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November Is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

Today, more than five million people in America are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and the number is expected to soar with the aging of the baby boomers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that since 1999, the death rate from Alzheimer’s has risen by 55 percent. People with Alzheimer’s aren’t the only […]
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Post-Acute Care’s Role in Creating Better Health Outcomes

Hospital stays are becoming shorter and shorter and many people are being discharged “sicker and quicker.” A recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society discovered that shorter stays in the hospital are linked to earlier hospital readmissions. One solution to this issue that is gaining popularity is post-acute care, provided in […]
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Immunizations Aren’t Just for Kids

Did you get your flu shot yet? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending that adults receive their seasonal flu vaccine by the end of October. Some people think that immunizations are just for children, but this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Vaccines protect us from harmful diseases throughout life—and older […]
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Are You Binge-Watching Your Way to Insomnia?

We know that spending hour after hour of couch potato time watching TV is bad for our health. Prolonged sitting raises the risk of obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, stroke and even dementia. Whether you’re watching on a big-screen TV or your tablet computer, you need to take a break now and again and walk […]
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