Continuum: A Healthcare Blog

  • Physical Therapy for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

    Physical Therapy for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

    Vibra Health Blog

    Pelvic floor dysfunction is a common condition, affecting about 25% of women age 20 and over. Unfortunately, many suffer in silence. But pelvic floor physical therapy can address urinary incontinence and other symptoms of this condition. What is a pelvic floor? The pelvic floor refers to a group of muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues in the lowest part of your pelvis. These tissues work together to provide support to the contents above them, such as your bowel, bladder, uterus, ... Pelvic floor dysfunction is a common condition, affecting about 25% of women age 20 and over. Unfortunately, many suffer in silence. But pelvic floor ... Read More
  • 9 Health-Related Podcasts Worth Checking Out

    9 Health-Related Podcasts Worth Checking Out

    Vibra Health Blog

    Podcasts are a great way to learn something new. You can listen anywhere: in the car, at the gym, at your desk, while cleaning your house. They come in many different formats: interviews and stories, short and long, daily, weekly, and monthly. And you can find them on any topic you could imagine. We’re most interested in health-related topics, so here’s a list of 9 health-related podcasts worth a listen! TEDTalks Health iTunes Is any list of top podcasts complete without the inclusion of ... Podcasts are a great way to learn something new. You can listen anywhere: in the car, at the gym, at your desk, while cleaning your house. They come ... Read More
  • What is Sepsis?

    What is Sepsis?

    Vibra Health Blog

    Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to infection -- and a life-threatening medical emergency. More than 1.5 million people contract sepsis in the United States each year. Over 200,000 of those people die from sepsis. As such, preventing infections that can lead to sepsis is a critical task in any hospital. Who is most at risk for sepsis? Anyone can contract an infection that leads to sepsis, but certain populations are at higher risk. These include: Individuals aged 65+ or less than ... Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to infection -- and a life-threatening medical emergency. More than 1.5 million people contract sepsis in the ... Read More
  • Are Vaccines Only for Kids?

    Are Vaccines Only for Kids?

    Vibra Health Blog

    When we think about vaccines, we think about children. Measles, mumps, rubella, and chickenpox. We (hopefully) get our kids vaccinated, to protect them from these diseases. But are vaccines only for children? Absolutely not! Vaccines protect people of all ages from disease . But adults often neglect to immunize themselves, putting themselves at risk of serious illness. But this doesn't only affect ourselves -- it affects our communities, too. The Front Lines Against Disease The most ... When we think about vaccines, we think about children. Measles, mumps, rubella, and chickenpox. We (hopefully) get our kids vaccinated, to protect ... Read More
  • Every Step Counts: Tips for Beginning a Heart-Healthy Diet

    Every Step Counts: Tips for Beginning a Heart-Healthy Diet

    Vibra Health Blog

    When most people hear "heart-healthy diet," they think they will never be able to eat salt again. Reducing sodium intake is an important part of a heart-healthy diet. But there are other ways to adjust your diet to improve your heart health, too. DASH Diet The DASH diet stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. This diet has been found to improve blood pressure, even without a full reduction in salt intake. The diet focuses on eating lots of fruits and vegetables, lean meats, ... When most people hear "heart-healthy diet," they think they will never be able to eat salt again. Reducing sodium intake is an important part of a ... Read More
  • Respiratory Failure & Ventilator Weaning: Dr. Albert Loerinc, MD

    Respiratory Failure & Ventilator Weaning: Dr. Albert Loerinc, MD

    Vibra Health Blog

    When a person is critically ill and cannot breathe on their own, they are placed on a mechanical ventilator. Commonly referred to as “life support,” ventilators breathe for the patient. Weaning a patient from a ventilator is a complex process that has been greatly improved through the use of state-of-the-art technology. On this episode of Continuum, Dr. Albert Loerinc, a pulmonologist and Vibra Healthcare’s National LTAC Medical Advisor, joins us to discuss respiratory failure and ... When a person is critically ill and cannot breathe on their own, they are placed on a mechanical ventilator. Commonly referred to as “life support,” ... Read More
  • Rehabilitation After a Lower Extremity Amputation

    Rehabilitation After a Lower Extremity Amputation

    Vibra Health Blog

    There are currently about two million people in the United States living with limb loss . Every year, 185,000 people undergo an amputation, with below-the-knee amputations most common. With that number expected to double over the next few decades, the need for rehabilitation after a lower extremity amputation is likely to grow. Why are amputations becoming more frequent? There are several factors contributing to the increased frequency of amputations. One of which is the result of medical ... There are currently about two million people in the United States living with limb loss . Every year, 185,000 people undergo an amputation, with ... Read More
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