Menopause and Memory

By nicole | January 15, 2022

It has been estimated that, by 2050, nearly 14 million Americans will have Alzheimer’s disease. Two-thirds of these cases are expected to be women. Attending to memory decline well before symptoms occur can help middle-aged and older adults procure a lengthy quality of life, but first, it is necessary to identify factors that may be […]

Palliative Care May Not Be What You Think

By henley | December 30, 2021

Hearing the words “palliative care,” a patient and their family may assume that their doctor is talking about end-of-life services. This misunderstanding has given a somber stigma to necessary care that can not only reduce symptoms of serious illness like cancer but can also improve a patient’s quality of life. Palliative care is a term […]

Is Happiness a Work-in-Progress? Keep Going!

By henley | December 15, 2021

Studies indicate that happy people are generally healthier with fewer instances of illness. If you don’t describe yourself as happy, consider yourself a work-in-progress. As you continue your work to become a happier, healthier you, keep in mind that “happy” doesn’t look the same on everyone. Generally, a happy person is adequately satisfied with the […]

Trends in Alcohol Consumption in Older Adults

By henley | November 30, 2021

Studies regarding alcohol use have revealed that, in general, consumption has increased among all adults of all age groups during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to one older study, though, we can see that alcohol use in the United States increased over 100% from 2001 to 2013. More recent surveys are indicating that use has trended […]

How Will We Fare This Flu Season?

By henley | November 15, 2021

Last year’s flu statistics were amazingly low, which was fortunate considering that many medical professionals and experts feared a “twindemic.” What may have led to the shift in numbers were the steps that were taken to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Last year was the first in history in which we spent our […]

Diverticulitis: An Age-Related Concern We Should Talk About

By nicole | October 30, 2021

Diverticulitis is a relatively common condition that affects approximately 58% of adults over the age of 60. It is a complication of diverticulosis, the condition of weakening in certain areas of the inner wall of the colon. This weakness allows the colon to bulge and for small pouches to form. Diverticulosis often occurs without symptoms. […]

Why You Should Talk to Your Doctor About Snoring

By nicole | October 15, 2021

It is estimated that about 90 million Americans have a bit of a snoring problem. Sometimes, snoring is something that we do only when we’re congested from a cold or temporary sinus issue. Many of those 90 million snorers out there may never experience adverse reactions to their snoring habit. According to studies, though, up […]

Keep Your Immune System Healthy with These Simple Tips

By nicole | September 30, 2021

In the past year and a half, we’ve become unavoidably aware of the importance of a strong, healthy immune system. The body’s immune system is our best line of defense against infection and illness, so it is essential that we take care of it. Fortunately, the best ways to do this involve simple daily steps. […]

Why Seeing a Dietician is Wise for the Diabetic Patient

By henley | September 15, 2021

Diabetes is the condition in which the body does not properly make or use insulin. As a result, there is too much glucose (sugar) in the blood. The objective for every person with diabetes is to manage their blood sugar well. Doing so decreases the damage that this condition causes to the gums and teeth, […]

How to Prevent Skin Cancer

By vera.rota | August 30, 2021

Skin cancer remains very common across the U.S. The main causes of this type of cancer are UV exposure from the sun and from tanning beds. While you should of course protect your skin when you are out swimming, hiking all day, or enjoying other sun-filled activities, there are also sun protection steps you should […]

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