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They say, “A picture is worth a thousand words!” Take a...read more
In 1906, the German psychiatrist and neuropathologist Dr. Alois Alzheimer examined the brain of a woman who had had a strange combination of memory loss, unpredictable behavior, and difficulties with language. He found two types of abnormalities. The first were...read more
Inhalers are a daily fact of life for tens of millions of Americans, including 11 million with asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Nevertheless, studies show that two-thirds of people do not use their inhaler correctly. Research at the Baylor...read more
We know that falling is a serious risk for older Americans: Falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries among seniors, and one in four seniors will fall every year. Every 19 minutes an older person dies from complications of a fall. What’s new is the organization...read more
It is common knowledge that there is “good” cholesterol and “bad” cholesterol. High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is the good kind, and having high HDL levels is considered protective against cardiovascular disease. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is the bad kind, and is...read more
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is usually associated with pain and swelling in the joints. However, it can cause long-term damage throughout the body. Unlike osteoarthritis, which is a wear-and-tear disease, rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. This means that RA...read more