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Candida Auris: An Emerging Health Concern

American health authorities have designated a novel fungus infection, Candida auris, as a “serious global health threat,” according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta.

Apr 15th, 2019
Liver Disease Likelihood Increases With Age

Age-related changes in the liver and a higher incidence of chronic conditions such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes and hypercholesterolemia increase older adults’ risk of liver disease.

Apr 8th, 2019
Exercise Can Help Reverse Mild Cognitive Impairment

An established exercise regimen can help prevent chronic diseases such as depression, osteoporosis and heart disease. And now, a new study indicates that exercise is linked with improved brain function in a group of adults diagnosed with mild cognitive imp

Apr 2nd, 2019
Back Pain: A Common Cause of Disability

Back pain, whether acute or chronic, can appear abruptly or develop over time. It can range from a dull annoying ache to a disabling unrelenting sharp or stabbing sensation that interferes with activities of daily living. Although it can affect people of a

Mar 25th, 2019
Maintaining Your Immune System

Many adults understand the importance of controlling their weight, eating a healthy diet, and exercising regularly. But many overlook the essential nature of keeping the immune system healthy.

Mar 20th, 2019
Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline

A recent study conducted among older men has shown an association between hearing loss and cognitive function. Hearing loss, the most prevalent sensory deficit, takes a toll on those who are affected by it. And older adults are those most likely to experie

Mar 8th, 2019
Sleep Changes Can Accompany Aging

Many older adults experience sleep difficulties on a regular basis. According to the Cleveland Clinic, more than one-half of men and women over the age of 65 suffer from at least one sleep problem.

Feb 25th, 2019
Dietary Choices Profoundly Affect Health Status

Remember the Food Pyramid, the long-time gold standard for nutritious meal planning suggested decades ago by the United States Department of Agriculture? It has been replaced by MyPlate as the model for healthy eating and well-balanced meals.

Jan 28th, 2019
Osteoporosis Is Silent But Serious

Although symptoms of early osteoporosis may be absent, continuing bone loss can be detrimental to your health and increase the risk of bone fractures.

Jan 3rd, 2019
Don’t Be a No-Show to Your Medical Appointments

It’s important to note the dates and times of your medical appointments, and then plan to appear on time at your provider’s office. Failure to keep medical appointments can have significant negative impacts on your health.

Dec 10th, 2018
What is Tobacco Dependence Disease?

Nicotine, the active ingredient in tobacco products, creates dependence among tobacco users that makes quitting difficult, despite the fact that tobacco use is detrimental to health.

Nov 16th, 2018
It’s Never Too Late to Start Exercising

It’s been said that exercise is medicine. And, indeed, physical activity benefits adults in numerous ways. Starting an exercise regimen or maintaining physical activity can contribute to healthy aging.

Nov 6th, 2018
Protect Yourself from Shingles

If you’ve ever had chickenpox over the course of your lifetime, the virus that caused it, varicella zoster, has lain dormant in your body since that time. And it can reactivate years later and cause shingles, a painful condition.

Oct 23rd, 2018
Beware of Herbal Supplements

Clever advertising may lead to the belief that herbal supplements will supply a needed remedy for a health concern. But supplements require special scrutiny.

Oct 2nd, 2018
Use of Multiple Medications Threatens Health

As people age, it’s not uncommon for health concerns and problematic conditions to increase. Older adults may decide to take various vitamins and supplements in an attempt to combat perceived health difficulties but could this be doing more harm than good?

Sep 25th, 2018
Forgetfulness Doesn’t Always Indicate Alzheimer’s Disease

Do you sometimes enter a room and then fail to remember your reason for going there? Have you put down your keys or eye glasses and forgotten where you left them? You may have experienced these episodes, but is it really a cause for serious concern?

Sep 19th, 2018
Flu Shots’ Benefits Outweigh Risks

The current focus on preventive medicine requires patients to accept some responsibility for their own health care. In partnership with your provider, you can make beneficial lifestyle changes in your diet, exercise, smoking status and medication adherence

Sep 6th, 2018