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Recovering From Surgery in a Rehab Setting

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Release Date: 01/16/2024

Comparing Types of Medical Service show art Comparing Types of Medical Service

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This week we discuss the differences between conventional western medicine, functional medicine and complementary medicine.  We also will touch on the 42 different subsets of conventional medicine. Western medicine refers to the traditional healthcare practices commonly used in the United States and much of the world. It relies on evidence-based methods to diagnose and treat symptoms and conditions. Healthcare providers in Western medicine use scientifically proven techniques to improve overall health. Examples of Western medicine include blood tests, X-rays, dietary changes,...

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Over 200 years ago Louis Pasteur was born in Dole, France. Among Pasteur's major contributions and their benefit to society, the most important is the heat treatment of foods and beverages to reduce spoilage and eliminate pathogens for consumers. Probably the greatest achievement of Pasteur was the process that bears the name of this famous scientist who perfected the technique: pasteurization. For liquids, this process does not involve boiling the product to sterility but simply applying just enough heat (ie, par-boiling) to 50–60°C for a specified period to reduce spoilage microbes and...

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This week we will continue our coverage of Bile acid malabsorption (BAM),  a . It’s a common cause of . When bile acids aren’t properly absorbed in your intestines, they build up, upsetting the chemical balance inside. Excess bile acids trigger your  to secrete extra water, leading to watery stools. This week we will continue our coverage of Bile acid malabsorption (BAM),  a . It’s a common cause of . When bile acids aren’t properly absorbed in your intestines, they build up, upsetting the chemical balance inside. Excess bile acids trigger...

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This week we will discuss Bile acid malabsorption (BAM),  a . It’s a common cause of . When bile acids aren’t properly absorbed in your intestines, they build up, upsetting the chemical balance inside. Excess bile acids trigger your  to secrete extra water, leading to watery stools. ​ What are bile acids? Bile is a substance your  makes while filtering your blood. Your liver sorts waste products, such as toxins, dead blood cells and excess cholesterol into bile. Bile acids come from synthesizing these products together. The different acids in bile help...

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Skilled Nursing care, also known as Post-Acute Rehabilitation, is for those who need short-term care following an injury, surgery, or illness. The goal with this level of care is to successfully transfer patients from hospital to home, or senior living community, by providing the tools and resources for each phase of recovery. A stay at a skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and post-acute care center is meant to be a transitional period to help patients recover and return to their everyday lives.

Our Co-Host Ron had shoulder surgery recently and needed this type of care until he could regain use of his "good-arm".  As you probably know from an episode we did (again with Ron as the guest) very early in our podcasting to discuss his life with a disability.  You see, Ron was hit be a motor vehicle as a child and lost the use of one of his arms.

You can understand how rehabbing after shoulder surgery would be impossible without help!  He is here to explain that process, and I'd like to report he is now back to his version of 100%!  He is even going to the Vegas-Shoot in a couple of weeks to compete once again in target archery.