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Sodium and health

Sodium and health

For millennia, the importance of sodium in our diets has been known. More recently, given the over-production of sodium laced foods; the ratio of sodium to potassium has come into focus. Few studies have looked at how much salt we need to stave off disease and most focus on trying to limit our salt intake.(…)

Exercise tolerance in stroke rehabilitation

Exercise tolerance in stroke rehabilitation

Rodriguez-Mutuberria et al 2011 investigated a new exercise rehabilitation protocol in stroke care. The Program for Neurological Restoration is organized into 4 weekly cycles of 39 hour weeks of therapy with physical, occupational speech, medical and psychological personnel. Drugs were used to modulate mood disorders, pain and spasiticity. The training emphasized balance, gait, posture and(…)

Video games for strokes

Video games for strokes

Saposnik et al 2011 provided a review of the 12 studies using the Nintendo Wii system in stroke rehabilitation. All the studies showed that using the Wii system (primarily the sports games) helped stroke patients regain upper limb control, coordination and strength. Physio and occupational therapy for stroke needs to be novel, repetitive and task-specific.(…)

Strokes

Strokes

Strokes are a growing problem. In the western world, they are the second leading cause of death and cause 10% of deaths worldwide. There are 2 types of stroke, ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic, accounting for 80% of strokes is when a blood clot cuts off blood to a part of the brain for a prolonged(…)