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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more


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Would you say it is standard for drug rehabilitation facilities to test the patient for hiv?

Would you say it is standard for drug rehabilitation facilities to test the patient for hiv?

Likely: Drug use is a high risk activity for HIV infection, among other infections. Cdc recommends testing everybody for hiv. ...Read more

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What could happen if a stroke patient's language rehabilitation is sabotaged?

What could happen if a stroke patient's language rehabilitation is sabotaged?

Stroke: You have to be more specific - sabotage? Sounds like "goldfinger" is out to get you and only "james bond" can help. If you mean not covered by insurance - then this is becoming a reality with new healthcare these days. As stroke patient are regarded as not economically viable to society and hence dollars are not spent on them. Its rationed care-the new order of the day. ...Read more

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Can cardiac rehabilitation make a difference for patients?

Can cardiac rehabilitation make a difference for patients?

Sure it can: Modifying your risk factors by changing your diet, exercising, stopping smoking, loosing weight, etc. Of course can make a difference. The value of preventive medicine should not be underestimated. ...Read more

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Are rehab centers/hospitals reluctant to accept a patient that has had a brain bleed?

Are rehab centers/hospitals reluctant to accept a patient that has had a brain bleed?

Depends : Hi, it all depends on when the bleed happened, if it is still bleeding and what is the likelihood of a rebleed. It takes time for blood to not be see on imaging, thus this should not by itself limit placement. ...Read more

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What patients can benefit from cardiac rehab?

What patients can benefit from cardiac rehab?

See below: Patients who have had a heart attack, angioplasty & stent, bypass surgery, and valve replacement are candidates for cardiac rehab. Also patients with angina pectoris (chest pain) who are treated with medical therapy would benefit from rehab. ...Read more

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Can cardiac rehab make a difference for patients?

Yes: It improves symptoms and outcomes - both demonstrated in many studies. ...Read more

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Any good sites on rehabilitation of patients after broken hips?

Any good sites on rehabilitation of patients after broken hips?

Yes and no: Hip fracture is usually treated with either pinning or a partial hip replacement (hemi arthroplasty) depending on where anatomically the fracture is and how extensive. In either scenario, the bone is ready to be weight bearing immediately, but the muscles must heal. Often an older person will find recovery more difficult than a younger; only because they start out less physically fit and strong. ...Read more

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What diet should a cardiac patient be placed on during a cardiac rehabilitation program?

What diet should a cardiac patient be placed on during a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Healthy: Low is saturated fat ( less than 10% of all calories) high in unsaturated fats 10-15% of all calories complex carbohydrates with whole grains, legumes fresh fruits and vegetables as 65% of the calories in the diet. Protein from fish, lean meats, etc as 10-20% of the diet. Aim for 5-7 fresh fruits and vegetables a day and 20-30 g of fiber a day. ...Read more

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What exercises are recommended after a patient completes a cardiac rehabilitation program?

What exercises are recommended after a patient completes a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Anaerobic & aerobic: The exact exercises will depend on a number of factors. These include the exercise options at the facility, types of instructors, equipment, etc. However, the program itself should include both anerobic or resistance training like weights for strength as well as some activities aimed at increasing aerobic capacity as well. ...Read more

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