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What Value-Based Healthcare Means for You

Posted on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Healthcare spending in the U.S. is expected to reach nearly $5 trillion, or 20 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2021. The causes are complex and include an aging population and a rise in the incidence of chronic disease and Medicare expenditures. The enactment of healthcare reform is spurring rapid changes with the goal read the full article.

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What You Need to Know about Prehabilitation

Posted on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Most of us know the value of rehabilitation following a surgery, such as a joint replacement, and how it restores physical strength and function. What may be less familiar is the concept of rehabilitation prior to surgery, or “prehabilitation,” which is a growing trend in medicine. Prehabilitation, or pre-hab for short, is an exercise program read the full article.

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Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease: What’s Normal, What’s Not

Posted on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

In late adulthood—65 years and older—most people are relatively healthy and independent, though they may start to notice changes in their health. Chronic illnesses can develop, but often (and thankfully!) these can be treated by medical intervention. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common and the most feared neurodegenerative disorder among the aging population. AD read the full article.

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Food for Thought: What to Eat to Help Lower Your Risk of Stroke

Posted on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Here’s some good news: Advancements in modern medicine have succeeded in dramatically lowering mortality after stroke. In fact, stroke has recently been surpassed by lung disease and is now the fourth common cause of death, after heart disease, cancer and lung disease. But this increased survival rate means that more patients are now living with read the full article.

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Burke's Rehab Insights blog is intended to provide general information about rehabilitation topics. It should not take the place of medical care. Burke physicians cannot answer questions about individual medical cases.