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Meet Rehab by RVNA’s Newest Team Member

 Welcome Julie Fasolino, OT RVNA is happy to introduce the newest Occupational Therapist to join our team, Julie Fasolino, OT. Julie brings over 25 years of experience to RVNA and currently serves patients both in their homes and on-site at Rehab by RVNA.  A native Chicagoan, Julie re
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National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month.  The statistics on Alzheimer’s Disease are staggering.  Over 5 million Americans are living with the disease and that number is expected to grow to 16 million by 2050.  Nearly one in every three seniors who dies each year has A
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Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs caused by viruses, bacteria or fungi which can result in mild to severe illness in people of all ages.  It can often be prevented and can usually be treated.  Pneumonia is common in young children, but older adults are at greater risk for serious
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ALS Takes Center Stage with RVNA

  As part of RVNA’s commitment to providing superior care and support to patients diagnosed with ALS, we are sponsoring Tuesdays with Morrie: The Play at the Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, November 5 at 7:00pm. The story chronicles the relationship between an beloved professor,
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Test Your Flu IQ

Take the 2017 RVNA Flu IQ Test! Read Test Directions First Below are four headlines. Three are real. One is not.  Read the headlines and try to identify the counterfeit story. Once you have made your selection, click the links and read on.  A Good Mood Makes Flu Shots More Effective 
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Bone Density and Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis weakens bones and puts them at greater risk for fractures. Most of the 10 million people living with osteopororis in the United States are women, but men are also at risk. Bone density tests are used to determine if you have osteoporosis or osteopenia.  Osteopenia is a bo
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September 2017: Is Sugar Really That Bad?

The Question:  Is Sugar Really That Bad? I am a generally healthy adult with a fairly active  lifestyle and no family history of diabetes. I feel like I probably have more sugar than I “should,” but I’m uncertain if it’s really an issue or not. Can you help me understand how much is t
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Nutrition Labeling Changes

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced upcoming changes in Nutrition Facts labels for packaged foods to reflect new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease.  The changes are intended to encourage cons
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Home Health Navigators: Bridging the Divide between Hospital and Home

  Being discharged from the hospital, or a care facility, into the hands of “home health care providers” can be a confusing time with a lot of moving pieces. And while it’s often a relief to be heading to the familiarity and comfort of home, with that relief can come anxiety. Wh
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RVNA Wins Top Workplaces Award for 6th Time Since 2011

September 20, 2017 – For the 6th time since 2011, RVNA has been named a Top Workplaces award winner by Hearst Connecticut Media. The award, which is earned as a result of a survey completed by employees of the company, recognizes local companies that lead the way in employee satisfact
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