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Why Is Your Hair So Dry?

  Do you dream of having the luxurious, silky hair of a shampoo model instead of dry hair? Understanding the root cause of dry hair and taking action may be all you need to get the locks you long for. Common Causes Your hair can get dry because your scalp doesn’t make...

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Urea creams in skin conditions: composition and outcomes

Abstract The use of urea as a healing agent goes back thousands of years. Urea was the first organic compound to be synthesised in a laboratory from inorganic materials, and urea preparations were used in the late 19th and early 20th century for the topical treatment...

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Urea-containing cream

Urea, also known as carbamide-containing cream, is used as a medication and applied to the skin to treat dryness and itching such as may occur in psoriasis, dermatitis, or ichthyosis. It may also be used to soften nails. In adults side effects are generally few. It...

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The Key to Great Skin

  There's one condition to blame for everything from zits to wrinkles, but most women don't even know they're suffering from it: an out-of-whack pH level. The fix: Determine your skin's status so you can even things out--and score a radiant complexion Yoga classes,...

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Music therapy: Putting life’s pieces back together

Megan Godfrey, music therapist for the Good Samaritan Society, says music therapy is the use of music for a goal that is non-musical. She describes how her work helps people improve the quality of her clients' lives, despite health or age-related challenges.

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Whirlpool and Air Spa

  Bacteria and other harmful pathogens pose a serious risk to those being bathed in a health care setting.  These pathogens can come from the surfaces of improperly cleaned and disinfected bathing equipment or “cross-contamination,” and from the residents themselves,...

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Low-tech treatments and prevention efforts help lower costs

  Low-tech treatments and prevention efforts for pressure ulcers — such as pressure-reduction foam mattresses and foam cleansers — could lower costs for long-term care facilities, a Canadian study has found. “Something relatively easy” that will have “a relatively...

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UV Light Blasts ‘Bad Bugs’

  A portable device that emits UV-C light destroyed vancomycin-resistant enterococci, Acinetobacter, and Clostridium difficile from rooms where patients infected with those bacteria had been housed, results from a small study demonstrated. “There is...

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Minnesota Veterans Adult Day Care Center

The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs offers a unique program, with the goal to keep veterans in their own homes. View the video above of a November 2013 broadcast on KSTP 5 Eyewitness News to learn more about the Minnesota Veterans Adult Day Center, where a...

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An Impactful “Dementia Experience”

  At the 2014 National LeadingAge Convention, attendees could participate in a “Virtual Dementia Tour®” provided by Second Wind Dreams®, where one could experience, to a certain extent, the challenges people with dementia face in their daily lives.  A...

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ABC Nightline Video: Virtual Dementia Tour

The Virtual Dementia Tour was featured on ABCs Nightline in July 2010. View the Nightline video above to watch Primetime's Cynthia McFadden participate in the tour, along with Blane Wilson, whose mother Lawanda is fighting an ongoing battle with Alzheimer's. After the...

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