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The Role of an Occupational Therapist after a Stroke

I just had a stroke. While on the rehab unit, I’ve already met with a physical therapist and a speech therapist. They’ve helped me walk again and improve my thinking and swallowing abilities. Now there is another therapist who wants to help me. What exactly does an occupational therapist do? There are many definitions for […]

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In Sickness and in Health: Being Your Partner’s Caretaker After A Serious Diagnosis

Life changes immediately after your spouse or partner is diagnosed with a chronic illness. The diagnosis affects more than just them. It affects the entire family, especially you. Sure other family and friends may be supportive, but you, as the spouse, will likely bear the brunt of the household responsibilities. A serious, life-changing diagnosis, like […]

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EIRMC’s Rehabilitation Unit – An Overview

–  Contributed by Leslie Shaw, RN in EIRMC’s Transitional Care Unit In the Rehabilitation Unit at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, patients from all walks of life are recovering from various injuries or illnesses. Though patients may come from all different backgrounds, they all have one thing in common… they now need help with almost every […]

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Preventing the Top 5 Threats to Women’s Health

When it comes to health risks, women and men aren’t the same. In fact, you may be surprised to learn which conditions pose the highest health risks to women. Our specialists at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center have put together a list of things you can do to help prevent these top threats to women’s […]

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Stroke Care at EIRMC

What if one day you felt a twinge of pain in your head? What if you tried telling a co-worker in the next cubicle, and you mumbled something incomprehensible instead? What if you realized you were having a stroke? Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in America. And those who survive suffer from […]

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