Friday, December 18, 2015

Wheelchairs are heavy! Don't hurt your back! @Rondishcare

How to load a wheelchair into the trunk of a car using a crutch as a lever. Detailed instructions. While the technique was invented and filmed by licensed physical therapists, it is not the property of any healthcare organization. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Simple Health Tips - Curative Foods of smart health care ‪#‎RondishCare‬

  • Enjoy Ginger
    The volatile oils in ginger have long made it a useful herbal remedy for nasal and chest congestion. Pour 2 cups of boiling water over a 1-inch piece of peeled, grated ginger, steep for 10 minutes and strain. Add a pinch or two of cayenne pepper to the water and drink as needed.
  • Go Fish
    If you suffer from dry eyes, up your seafood intake. Salmon, sardines, and mackerel contain omega-3 fatty acids, which the body uses to produce tears, among other things. Research suggests that people who consume higher amounts of these foods are less likely to have dry eyes.
  • Embrace Bitters

    Combat a yen for sugar by following a Chinese medicine approach: Eat foods such as endive, radicchio, cooked greens, and olives.
  • Eat Bananas
    People whose diets are rich in potassium may be less prone to high blood pressure. Besides reducing sodium and taking other heart-healthy steps, eat potassium-packed picks such as bananas, cantaloupe, and oranges.

                  Friday, December 4, 2015

                  BedWatcher ※ The Evolution of Modern Healthcare of smart health care /‪#‎RondishCare‬

                  BedWatcher ※ The Evolution of Modern Healthcare

                  This system detects when a frail and vulnerable patient leaves the bed. It comprises a pressure-sensor pad in the bed connected to a bed monitor unit.

                  Tuesday, December 1, 2015

                  Cordless BedWatcher - Bed Pad of smart health care /‪#‎RondishCare‬

                  The innovative Rondish Cordless Safemon has no cords between fall monitors and pressure pads, offering a hassle-free experience that reduces the risk of tripping by eliminating broken or tangled pad cords.

                  The fall monitor may be connected to two cordless pressure pads at the same time, making it suitable for taking care of 2 patients in beds, or a single patient who uses pressure pads in bed and in a wheelchair respectively.Full Set includes Monitor, Cordless Pad with Transmitter, Caregiver Key, and Protective Cover with Hanger Strap. The Protective Cover can be replaced with a Wall-Mount Bracket. AC Adaptor optional.


                  Tuesday, November 24, 2015

                  How Do You Get Enough Vitamin D of smart health care /‪#‎RondishCare‬

                  Vitamin D helps your body absorb (take in) calcium.
                  You need both vitamin D and calcium for strong bones.
                  Your body makes vitamin D when you are out in the sun. You can also get vitamin D from:
                  • Salmon or tuna
                  • Fat-free or low-fat milk and yogurt with added vitamin D
                  • Breakfast cereals and juices with added vitamin D
                  • Vitamin D pills



                  Monday, November 23, 2015

                  How Do You Get Enough Calcium of smart health care /‪#‎RondishCare‬

                  Getting enough calcium helps keep your bones strong

                  Good sources of calcium include:

                  • Low-fat or fat-free milk, cheese, and yogurt

                  • Almonds

                  • Broccoli and greens

                  • Tofu with added calcium

                  • Orange juice with added calcium

                  • Calcium pills



                  Friday, November 20, 2015

                  Get a Bone Density Test of smart health care /‪#‎RondishCare‬

                  A bone density test measures how strong your bones are. The test will tell you if you have osteoporosis (“os-tee-oh-puh-ROH-sis”), or weak bones. If your bones are weak, they’re more likely to break. If you are a woman age 65 or older, schedule a bone density test.If you are a woman age 50 to 64, ask your doctor if you need a bone density test.If you are at risk for osteoporosis, your doctor or nurse may recommend getting a bone density test every 2 years. Men can get osteoporosis, too. If you are a man over age 65 and you are concerned about your bone strength, talk with your doctor or nurse. What happens during a bone density test?A bone density test is like an x-ray or scan of your body. A bone density test doesn’t hurt.  It only takes about 15 minutes. What is osteoporosis?Osteoporosis is a bone disease. It means your bones are weak and more likely to break. People with osteoporosis most often break bones in the hip, spine, and wrist. There are no signs or symptoms of osteoporosis. You might not know you have the disease until you break a bone. That’s why it’s so important to get a bone density test to measure your bone strength.



                  Wednesday, November 18, 2015

                  What Is a Caregiver? /‪#‎RondishCare‬

                  A caregiver or carer is an unpaid or paid person who helps another individual with an impairment with his or her activities of daily living. 

                  Any person with a health impairment might use care giving services to address their difficulties. Care giving is most commonly used to address impairments related to old age, disability, a disease, or a mental disorder.

                  Typical duties of a caregiver might include taking care of someone who has a chronic illness or disease; managing medications or talk to doctors and nurses on someone's behalf; helping to bathe or dress someone who is frail or disabled; or taking care of household chores, meals, or bills for someone who cannot do these things alone.

                  With an increasingly aging population in all developed societies, the role of caregiver has been increasingly recognized as an important one, both functionally and economically. Many organizations which provide support for persons with disabilities have developed various forms of support for carers as well.

                  By Wikipedia


                  Tuesday, November 17, 2015

                  November 2015 Toolkit — American Diabetes Month /‪#‎RondishCare‬

                  Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. It can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems if it’s not controlled.

                  One in 11 Americans have diabetes – that’s more than 29 million people. And another 86 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

                  People who are at high risk for type 2 diabetes can lower their risk by more than half if they make healthy changes, including eating healthy, increasing physical activity, and losing weight.

                  Here are just a few ideas:

                  1. Encourage people to make small changes, like taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
                  2. Talk to people in your community about getting regular checkups. They can get their     blood pressure and cholesterol checked, and ask the doctor about their diabetes risk.
                  3. Ask doctors and nurses to be leaders in their communities by speaking about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity.

                  Sponsor:American Diabets Association 


                  Monday, November 16, 2015

                  The Hong Kong Security Association Technology Seminar 2015 /‪#‎RondishCare‬

                  Grandparents’ Day of smart health care /‪#‎RondishCare‬

                  Many people in the United States observe National Grandparents’ Day on the first Sunday of September after Labor Day. This day celebrates grandparents.

                  On this day many people honor their grandparents through a range of actions such as gift-giving or card-giving.  Many children have special activities at school such as sharing stories about their grandparents.  About four million greeting cards are sent within the United States each year on National Grandparents Day. This day is also an opportunity for people to appreciate and express their love to their grandparents through kind actions such as making a phone call or inviting their grandparents for dinner.  People living in retirement villages or nursing homes may receive a visit from their grandchildren or loved ones on this day.

                  National Grandparents Day is an observance and not a public holiday in the United States, but many people think it should be made an official holiday.  Many other nations have embraced the idea of a special day to honor grandparents, including France, Mexico, Australia, Poland, and Pakistan, just to name a few.


                  Thursday, November 12, 2015

                  Help Children Develop Healthy Habits of smart health care /‪#‎RondishCare‬

                  Kids don’t like to hear what they can’t do; tell them what they can do instead. Keep it fun and positive. Everyone likes to be praised for a job well done. Acknowledge successes to help children and teens develop a good self-image. Here are some tips to help children develop habits that will contribute to their well-being their entire life.
                  Be a Good Role Model 
                  Keep Things Positive.
                  Be mindful of your language – try to be positive, rather than
                  Live with Gratitude
                  Get the Whole Family Moving


                  Tuesday, November 10, 2015

                  Food Safety Tips of smart health care / #RondishCare

                  When cooking, keep these tips in mind to keep your family safe from food poisoning.

                  Wash hands, utensils, and cutting boards before and after contact with raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs.

                  Keep raw meat and poultry apart from foods that won't be cooked.

                  Use a food thermometer. You can't tell if food is cooked safely by how it looks.

                  Chill leftovers and takeout foods within two hours and keep the refrigerator at 40°F or below.

                  Rinse fruits and vegetables (even those with skins or rinds that are not eaten) with tap water.

                  Health Tips 
                  Mix vegetables into your go-to dishes. Try spinach with pasta or peppers in tacos.    Use fresh, frozen, and canned fruits and vegetables. They all offer the same great nutrients.  Just be sure to watch the sodium in canned vegetables and look for fruits packed in water or 100% juice (not syrup).  Pack your child's lunch bag with fruits and veggies: sliced apples, a banana, or carrot sticks are all healthy options.



                  Monday, November 9, 2015

                  Self-Check of smart health care / #RondishCare

                  1.        Food is Fun! Do you enjoy your food?The best way to make sure you get the right balance is to eat a wide  variety of foods each day.Try different foods every day.

                  2.       Check out your lunch box or dinner plate. How many different kinds of fruit and vegetables can you spot?

                  3.        Breakfast is a very important meal, try toast or bread, or cereal with milk, fruit, or yoghurt. Do you eat breakfast every morning?

                  4.        About half the calories in your diet should come from carbohydrate foods, such as cereals, rice, pasta, potatoes, and bread, Have you tried baking your own bread?

                  5.       Eating too many of those fatty foods (such as fried potatoes, fried meats, and sausages, pies, and pastries) might not be so good for your body.  Can you have a low-fat dinner at home?

                  6.       How much water do you drink each day?  You need at least 5 glasses of liquids to give your body all the hydration it needs each day to stay healthy.

                  7.       Get moving!  Are you active each day? Sports, exercise, or even a brisk walk will help keep your heart healthy and your bones strong.


                  Thursday, November 5, 2015

                  What is Alzheimer's (AHLZ-high-merz) Disease of smart health care / #RondishCare

                  Alzheimer's causes changes in the brain that can change the way a person acts. Some individuals with Alzheimer's become anxious or aggressive. Others repeat certain questions and gestures. Many misinterpret what they see or hear. It is important to understand that the person is not acting this way on purpose or trying to annoy you.
                  Challenging behaviors can interfere with daily life, sleep and may lead to frustration and tension. The key to dealing with behaviors is: 1) determine the triggers 2) have patience and respond in a calm and supporting way and 3) find ways to prevent the behaviors from happening.

                  Every individual may experience one or more of these signs in different degrees. If you notice any of them, please see a doctor. 

                  10 Warning Signs
                  1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life
                  2. Challenges in planning or solving problems
                  3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure
                  4. Confusion with time or place
                  5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
                  6. New problems with words in speaking or writing
                  7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
                  8. Decreased or poor judgment
                  9. Withdrawal from work or social activities
                  10. Changes in mood and personality

                  If you notice any of the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's in yourself or someone you know, don't ignore them.  Schedule an appointment with a doctor.

                  By The Alzheimer's Association


                  Wednesday, November 4, 2015

                  Get Enough Sleep of smart health care / #RondishCare

                  Everyone needs to get enough sleep. Sleep helps keep your mind and body healthy.
                  Most adults need 7 to 8 hours of good quality sleep on a regular schedule each night. Make changes to your routine if you can't find enough time to sleep.

                  Getting enough sleep isn’t only about total hours of sleep. It’s also important to:
                  Go to sleep at about the same time every day
                  Get good quality sleep so you feel rested when you wake up
                  If you often have trouble sleeping – or if you don’t feel well rested after sleeping – talk with your doctor.

                  How much sleep to children need?  Kids need even more sleep than adults.
                  Teens need at least 9 hours of sleep each night.
                  School-aged children need at least 10 hours of sleep each night.
                  Preschoolers need to sleep between 11 and 12 hours a day.
                  Newborns need to sleep between 16 and 18 hours a day.

                  Why is getting enough sleep important? It can help you:
                  Get sick less often
                  Stay at a healthy weight
                  Lower your risk of high blood pressure and diabetes
                  Reduce stress and improve your mood
                  Think more clearly and do better in school and at work
                  Get along better with people
                  Make good decisions and avoid injuries (For example, sleepy drivers cause thousands of car crashes every year.)

                  If you are having trouble sleeping, make changes to your routine to get the sleep you need. For example, try to:
                  Follow a regular sleep schedule
                  Stay away from caffeine in the afternoon
                  Take a hot bath before bed to relax


                  Tuesday, November 3, 2015

                  Scientists have been exploring the connection between tricyclic antidepressants and brain cancer since the early 2000s of smart health care / #RondishCare

                  There's some evidence that the drugs can lower one's risk for developing aggressive glioblastomas, but when given to patients after diagnosis in a small clinical trial, the antidepressants showed no effect as a treatment.

                  In a study appearing in Cancer Cell on September 24, Swiss researchers find that antidepressants work against brain cancer by excessively increasing tumor autophagy (a process that causes the Cancer Cells to eat themselves). The scientists next combined the antidepressants with blood thinners--also known to increase autophagy--as a treatment for mice with the first stages of human glioblastoma. Mouse lifespan doubled with the drug combination therapy, while either drug alone had no effect.

                  "It is exciting to envision that combining two relatively inexpensive and non-toxic classes of generic drugs holds promise to make a difference in the treatment of patients with lethal brain cancer," says senior study author Douglas Hanahan, of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). "However, it is presently unclear whether patients might benefit from this treatment. This new mechanism-based strategy to therapeutically target glioblastoma is provocative, but at an early stage of evaluation, and will require considerable follow-up to assess its potential."

                  Mice received the combination therapy 5 days a week with 10-15 minute intervals between drugs. The antidepressant was given orally, and the other drug (the blood thinner or anti-coagulant) was injected. The data suggest that the drugs act synergistically by disrupting, in two different places, the biological pathway that controls the rate of autophagy--a cellular recycling system that at low levels enhances cell survival in stressful conditions. 

                  The two drugs work together to hyper-stimulate autophagy, causing the Cancer Cells to die."Importantly, the combination therapy did not cure the mice; rather, it delayed disease progression and modestly extended their lifespan," Hanahan says. "It seems likely that these drugs will need to be combined with other classes of anticancer drugs to have benefit in treating gliblastoma patients. One can also envision 'co-clinical trials' wherein experimental therapeutic trials in the mouse models of glioblastom are linked to analogous small proof-of-concept trials in GBM patients. Such trials may not be far off." 

                  By Cell Press Science Daily


                  Monday, November 2, 2015

                  What is the best exercise to control high blood pressure of smart health care / #RondishCare

                  Take your pick, as the best exercise to control high blood pressure seems to be virtually any exercise, like walking or cycling or light weight training, especially if your workouts are spread throughout the day.
                  “Even standing might work,” says Glenn Gaesser, the director of the Healthy Lifestyles Research Center at Arizona State University and an expert on exercise and hypertension.
                  Exercise lowers blood pressure in large part by altering blood vessel stiffness so blood flows more freely. This effect occurs during and immediately after a workout, so the blood-pressure benefits from exercise are most pronounced right after you work out.
                  As a result, the best way to fight hypertension may be to divvy up your workout into bite-size pieces. In a 2012 study by Dr. Gaesser, three 10-minute walks spread throughout the day were better at preventing subsequent spikes in blood pressure — which can indicate worsening blood pressure control — than one 30-minute walk. And if even a 10-minute walk sounds daunting, try standing more often. In another study led by Dr. Gaesser and published in August, overweight volunteers with blood pressure problems were asked to sit continuously during an eight-hour workday while their blood pressure was monitored. The readings were, as expected, unhealthy.
                  But when, during another workday, those volunteers stood up every hour for at least 10 minutes, their blood pressure readings improved substantially.
                  The readings were even better when, on additional workdays, the volunteers strolled at a pokey 1-mile-per-hour pace at treadmill desks for at least 10 minutes every hour or pedaled under-desk exercise bikes for the same number of minutes every hour.
                  “Exercise intensity does not appear to play any significant role” in helping people control blood pressure, Dr. Gaesser says. Movement is what matters. So go for a stroll a few times during the day or simply stand up more often to develop healthier blood pressure.

                  By: The New York Times


                  Friday, October 30, 2015

                  Flu drug given out "indiscriminately" of smart health care / #RondishCare

                  The experts said many thousands of patients had received treatment that may have done no good at all. They are calling for comprehensive trials during the next pandemic, with some patients receiving the drug and others being given routine care.

                  The report was put together by the Academy of Medical Sciences.

                  Together with the Welcome Trust the team reviewed all recent evidence on Tamiflu.
                  Their new analysis suggests the antiviral pills are helpful in certain, limited circumstances - for example for people unwell in hospital with seasonal flu.

                  But when it comes to pandemic flu, researchers say there needs to be much more work to find out if the drugs will provide a good defence. They are urging hospitals and members of the public to be ready to take part in clinical trials when the next large flu outbreak emerges.
                  Prof Chris Butler, who was involved in the review, told the BBC: "Last time we gave people Tami flu rather indiscriminately.

                  "We really missed a trick... by not doing clinical trials early on and just making assumptions." Here we are having treated many thousands of patients still not knowing whether it was a good thing or not. “Cautious approach, but experts say the approvals and infrastructure for these trials need to be put in place now, in "peace time", so they are ready to start when the next pandemic strikes.

                  Dr. Butler added: "What we would like to happen next time is you would contact your GP practice and they would explain there is a trial going on. “And you could then be randomized - that is allocated by chance - to get lots of fluids and paracetamol for example or that plus Tamiflu or another antiviral."

                  Prof Wendy Barclay, from Imperial College London, said the report was helpful in
                   Flu drug given out "indiscriminately"
                  pulling together current knowledge about the drugs but warned there must be a cautious approach to trials so people are not denied treatment.
                  She said: "It will be important ... to be clear about how such trials will be conducted, for example, how does one allocate a placebo (dummy pill) group in this situation?

                  "Whilst new styles of clinical trials are being designed to address these concerns, it is important that patients at high risk are not denied this licensed drug."

                  The report was developed after a request from the Department of Health. The expert group involved clinical researchers, industry and public health specialists.

                  By BBC News 


                  Thursday, October 29, 2015

                  Johnny Depp visits children's hospital in Australia dressed as pirate Jack Sparrow / #RondishCare

                  Johnny Depp — sorry, *Captain* Jack Sparrow — wanted to take a break from filming to surprise children in the hospital; what "an amazing man to brighten up so many kids' day.


                  Wednesday, October 28, 2015

                  Get Enough Calcium of smart health care / #RondishCare

                  Your body needs calcium to build strong bones when you are young and to keep bones strong as you get older.

                  Kids ages 9 to 18 need 1,300 mg (milligrams) of calcium every day.
                  Adults ages 19 to 50 need 1,000 mg of calcium every day.
                  Adults over age 50 need 1,200 mg of calcium every day.
                  Everyone needs calcium, but it’s especially important for women and girls. Many people, including most women, don’t get enough calcium.

                  Calcium can help prevent osteoporosis (weak bones).
                  Osteoporosis (“os-tee-oh-puh-ROH-sis”) is a disease that makes your bones more likely to break. Some people don’t know they have it until they break a bone.

                  One in 2 women and 1 in 4 men over the age of 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis. Calcium helps to keep your bones strong and less likely to break.


                  Friday, October 16, 2015

                  Ride Your Bike Safely of smart health care / #RondishCare

                  Riding a bike can be a great way to enjoy mild temperatures while remaining active. Bicycling has all sorts of health benefits—engaging your legs while being easy on the joints, and providing a sense of freedom and enjoyment. In case you still need convincing, here’s the reasons, get in shape, lose weight , lower your risk of health conditions like heart disease , save money on gas ,riding bikes is also a great way to spend time with your family and get active together...etc

                  However, please follow these safety tips every time you ride:
                  Ride a bike that’s the right size for you.
                  Check the brakes before you ride.
                  Always wear a bike helmet.
                  Wear bright colors and reflective tape.
                  Ride in the same direction as cars.
                  A bike crash could send you to the emergency room. The good news is that many bike injuries can be prevented.

                  If you have kids, teach them these safety tips right from the start, riding bikes is a great way for you to get active!


                  Elderly Couples That Will Make You Believe in Love Again / #RondishCare

                  Today, we read many depressing facts about love — about rising divorce rates, people’s lack of communication, technology ruining relationships. .
                  Don't give up yet! You still have plenty of time to find your perfect somebody. True love is out there and these elderly couples will help you believe in it.
                  Here are some tips about love that we can learn from possibly the greatest relationship gurus out there!

                  1. Don’t forget the small touches
                  2. Listen to each other
                  3. Communicate, communicate, communicate
                  4. Celebrate the good times together
                  5. Remember that love is a long-lasting friendship
                  6. Try something new together
                  7. Surprise each other


                  Eat Less Sodium of smart health care / #RondishCare

                  Nine out of 10 Americans eat much more sodium (salt) than they need. Too much sodium increases your risk for health problems like high blood pressure. Use these tips to help lower the amount of sodium in your diet.

                  Know your sodium limit 
                  Healthy teens and adults need to limit their sodium intake to no more than 2,300 mg a day (about 1 teaspoon of salt).Some people, including children, adults age 51 and older, and those with high blood pressure, need to keep their sodium intake even lower (no more than 1,500 mg a day).Ask your doctor how much sodium is okay for you.To eat less sodium, you don’t have to make lots of changes at once. If you cut back on sodium little by little, your taste for salt will change with time.

                  Check the label
                  Use the Nutrition Facts label to check the amount of sodium in foods. Try to choose products with 5% Daily Value (DV) or less. A sodium content of 20% DV or more is high.
                  Look for foods labeled “low sodium,” “reduced sodium,” or “no salt added.”

                  Shop for low sodium foods
                  Load up on vegetables, fruits, beans, and peas, which are naturally low in sodium. Fresh, frozen, and dried options are all good choices.When you buy canned fruit, look for options packed in 100% juice or water.When you buy canned vegetables and beans, choose ones with labels that say “low sodium,” “reduced sodium,” or “no salt added.”
                  Compare the sodium in processed foods like bread, soup, and frozen meals. Choose the ones with less sodium.Limit processed meats – especially ones that are salted, smoked, or cured, like hot dogs, bacon, and deli meats.dogs, bacon, and deli meats.

                  Prepare your meals with less sodium
                  If you buy canned foods (like vegetables, beans, or fish), choose low sodium varieties.
                  If you use canned foods that aren’t low in sodium, rinse them before eating to wash away some of the salt.

                  Get less salt when you eat out 
                  When you order at a restaurant, ask that salt not be added to your food.
                  Choose low-sodium options when you can – like dishes that are steamed, broiled, or grilled.

                  Add more potassium to your diet
                  Eating more potassium can help lower your blood pressure. Good sources of potassium include potatoes, cantaloupe, bananas, dry beans, and yogurt.


                  International Day of Older Persons / #RondishCare

                  The International Day of Older Persons is observed on October 1 each year Persons.Observed by All UN Member States.

                  On December 14, 1990 the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons as recorded in Resolution.

                  The holiday was observed for the first time on October 1, 1991.

                  The holiday is celebrated by raising awareness about issues affecting the elderly, such as senescence and elder abuse. It is also a day to appreciate the contributions that older people make to society.
                  This holiday is similar to National Grandparents Day in the United States and Canada as well as Double Ninth Festival in China and Respect for the Aged Day in Japan. 

                  The observance is a focus of ageing organizations and the United Nations Programme on Ageing.

                  By Wikipedia