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Hospital To Host CarFit Event

Program promotes vehicle safety for older drivers A CarFit event, which offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles “fit” them, will take place at Helen Hayes Hospital on Saturday May 17, 2014 from 9:00 am … Continue reading

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Helen Hayes Hospital to Host Symposium on Traumatic Brain Injury presentation on practicing in a restraint free facility

On October 4 and 5, the Helen Hayes Hospital Traumatic Brain Injury Service will be hosting its second symposium on managing trauma, restoring function and re-entry into the community. One hour of this conference will discuss “managing agitation and aggression … Continue reading

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BETTER BREATHING THROUGH OUTPATIENT PULMONARY REHABILITATION

Do you or anyone you know have pulmonary disease? Do you get out of breath when you walk short distances? Do you have to stop and take a rest when you climb the stairs? Does taking a shower and getting … Continue reading

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REHABILITATION HOSPITAL TO SPONSOR BRAIN INJURY SYMPOSIUM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mary M. Creagh June 21, 2013 (845) 786-4225 info@helenhayeshospital.org   REHABILITATION HOSPITAL TO SPONSOR BRAIN INJURY SYMPOSIUM Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, New York will sponsor a two-day educational conference, “A Symposium on Traumatic Brain … Continue reading

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Hospital Seeks Participants for Research Study: Individuals with paralysis after spinal cord injury

Helen Hayes Hospital and the Wadsworth Center, both facilities of the New York State Department of Health, are seeking volunteers to participate in a spinal reflex training study. It is hoped that results of the study will help in the … Continue reading

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Helen Hayes Hospital Named Paralympic Sports Club Chapter

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, New York has been named a Paralympic Sport Club. Through it’s Adapted Sports & Recreation Programs, the Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to creating a bridge between sports, physical activity and wellness and individuals … Continue reading

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The WalkAide System: Treatment for Foot Drop

The Prosthetic Orthotic Center at Helen Hayes Hospital is a certified center to provide the WalkAide system. The WalkAide system simulates the typical nerve-to-muscle signals in the leg and foot, causing the foot to lift at the appropriate time in … Continue reading

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Speech Language & Audiology Services at HHH

Happy Better Speech and Hearing Month! May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness about communication disorders and to promoting treatment of these disorders. It is a time to educate the public on treatments that … Continue reading

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Therapy is Over, Now What?

Craving increased energy and flexibility?  Here’s a solution!   Are you looking for an exercise program that will increase your flexibility, balance, core strength and energy level while at the same time lowering your stress and pain? Then the Ai … Continue reading

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Helen Hayes Hospital Clinical Laboratory: Who is Running My Lab Tests?

Research has shown that at least 70% of all medical decisions rely on some sort of laboratory data. The Clinical Laboratory at Helen Hayes Hospital is licensed by the New York State Department of Health, and accredited by the College … Continue reading

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Hints for Older Drivers

As we get older, there are many physical and cognitive changes that impact on our driving skills. While no one can stop the aging process, there are many things you can do to maximize your driving skills. One step can … Continue reading

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The Smart Apartment: CRT Bridges the Gap Between Regaining Function and Regaining Quality of Life

The Center for Rehabilitation Technology (CRT), a clinical department of Helen Hayes Hospital, is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities. The overall goal of the Center is to provide skilled assessments, trial of devices/software, and training on … Continue reading

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Hand Therapy: A Certified Hand Therapist Makes All the Difference

Are you a new post-operative hand patient? Does hand arthritis limit your activities? Does it hurt to use the computer or even lift a cup of coffee? Perhaps you have been newly diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, or … Continue reading

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Best Practices in Wound Care: Spinal Cord Injury Service leads the way

The Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Service at Helen Hayes Hospital is a wonderful and amazing place and I am proud to serve there as the Nurse Manager. Our team of rehabilitation specialists provide the most up to date medical care … Continue reading

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Facial & Temporomandibular Joint Pain

Multi-faceted treatments relieve symptoms According to a study published in 2011, facial or temporomandibular joint pain and muscle disorder (TMJMD) is experienced by 75% of the US population. TMJMD ranks as one of the most commonly occurring conditions resulting in … Continue reading

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Outpatient Medicare Therapy Benefits: what do therapy caps mean to you?

As part of The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, CMS implemented therapy caps for hospital outpatient departments. HHH has received many inquiries about what the therapy caps mean for you, as an individual. The therapy … Continue reading

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Warm Water Therapy Relieves Arthritis Discomfort

“Before I started the Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program, I had pain in my legs and arms. Sometimes the pain was so bad, it kept me from sleeping. Since I started three years ago, my pain has subsided.” -Nancy, Osteoarthritis The … Continue reading

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Flu Vaccination: of critical importance for healthcare professionals

As you have recently heard through news reports, the Centers for Disease Control is reporting a “worse than average flu season this year.” There have been 30 pediatric deaths in the United States, including four in New York State, as … Continue reading

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Brain Injury Specialist Training

Recently, a group of Helen Hayes Hospital staff from our Brain Injury unit pursued credentialing to become Certified Brain Injury Specialists (CBIS), thru the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS). The Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists developed this … Continue reading

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Warm Water Therapy Relieves Arthritis Discomfort

“Before I started the Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program, I had pain in my legs and arms. Sometimes the pain was so bad, it kept me from sleeping. Since I started three years ago, my pain has subsided.” -Nancy, Osteoarthritis The … Continue reading

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Reflex Control Could Improve Walking After Incomplete Spinal Injuries

A training regimen to adjust the body’s motor reflexes may help improve mobility for some people with incomplete spinal cord injuries, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health. During training, the participants were instructed to suppress … Continue reading

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Nutrition for Healthy Bones

Everyone is concerned about what they eat but do not always think beyond the calories. Many nutrients are essential for overall health. A recent paper published in Osteoporosis International reviewed the role of nutrition in bone health based on information … Continue reading

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Understanding Medicare Coverage in Rehabilitation.

Many people have difficulty in understanding the requirements for a patient to be admitted to a rehabilitation facility. A potential patient must first meet the requirements set forth by Medicare. To help in understanding the criteria for admission to a … Continue reading

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Our New Year’s Resolution: sharing our expertise

Like just about everyone else, we are starting off the New Year with a few hospital-wide resolutions. And like just about all resolutions- they are designed to enhance our overall well-being. However, they also have an important underlying goal: to … Continue reading

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Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation presents: “A Night at the Races”

Title: Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation presents: “A Night at the Races” Location: Empire City Casino Description: FOR FUN & EXCITEMENT, THE CASINO’S THE PLACE! BUT DON’T FORGET THE HORSES… RELAX, DINE & WATCH THE RACE! Buffet Dinner in the Empire … Continue reading

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The Tablet Revolution – Apps for Everything

Title: The Tablet Revolution – Apps for EverythingLocation: Helen Hayes HospitalDescription: Tablets are with us everywhere: the classroom, workplace, coffee shop, park, car and at home. iPad, Android, and Windows Tablet Apps for people with disabilities can enhance communication, control … Continue reading

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Get Off Your Bony Butt!

Title: Get Off Your Bony Butt!Location: Helen Hayes HospitalDescription: Pressure Mapping can identify dangerous “hot spots” for people who sit for prolonged periods. Pressure-reducing wheelchair cushions can help preserve skin integrity and circulatory health. Date: 2012-05-22 Print PDF

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Control it All with Your Voice

Title: Control it All with Your VoiceLocation: Helen Hayes HospitalDescription: We live in a multi-tasking world with increasing hands-free electronic options. Come and learn how to control your computer, phone, iPad or tablet, and even appliances by voice.Date: 2012-04-19 Print … Continue reading

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Wheelchair Users Can Sit-For-Le$$

Title: Wheelchair Users Can Sit-For-Le$$Location: Helen Hayes HospitalDescription: There are many wheelchair cushions and backs. CRT has more than 150 samples of varying contour, size and material. Come and learn about the latest general use seat and back cushions from … Continue reading

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CarFit

Title: CarFitLocation: Helen Hayes Hospital Parking lot GDescription: Open to the public. Free of charge, by appointment only. Call (845) 786-4809. A 20 minute, one-on-one consultation with a certified CarFit technician: • Mirror adjustments to reduce blind spots • Foot … Continue reading

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Adapted Sports

Title: Adapted Sports Location: Helen Hayes Atrium Description: A special one-day event showcasing an array of adapted sports and recreation opportunities, as well as products and services designed to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities and seniors. Date: 2012-04-21 … Continue reading

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