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

By healthfinder.gov


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

By healthfinder.gov


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.

By  healthfinder.gov


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 
By healthfinder.gov.


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.

By FoodSafety.gov.


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