The Age of Anxiety

January 11, 2019

Higher Anxiety? Our ‘age of anxiety’ began four centuries ago It can come on suddenly and intensely, causing shaking, confusion and difficulty breathing for no apparent reason…trigger an irrational avoidance of elevators or public transportation…or become a steady drumbeat of worry always in the background. All are known as anxiety disorders, one of the country’s […]

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The Enemy Within: Autoimmune Disease is on the Rise

January 16, 2018

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A condition that is thought to have tripled in prevalence over the last 50 years, impacting over 23 million people, could justifiably be seen as an epidemic, or at least, a growing health concern. Autoimmune diseases, though, are not often thought of in that way because they manifest as 80+ different illnesses that nevertheless share the same root cause: a …

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Joint Assets

November 20, 2017

The aching, swollen, stiff joints associated with osteoarthritis (OA) have long been considered an inexorable result of aging. According to conventional wisdom, cartilage, the smooth connective tissue on the end of bones that cushion the joints, simply breaks down over a lifetime of walking, exercising and moving, allowing the bones to rub together. When medications and […]

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Bring It Down: Healthy Blood Pressure Numbers May Go Even Lower

November 20, 2017

In Our Sights: Sharper Focus on Macular Degeneration Offers New Hope

November 20, 2017

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In the not so distant past, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), characterized by a loss of central vision, was deemed just another unfortunate consequence of growing older. The gradual breakdown of light-sensing retinal tissue that results in a blind spot directly ahead has caused each generation to struggle with driving a car, reading a printed page or recognizing a friend’s face. As the population ages, the sheer number of …

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Forget Me Not: Normal Aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment or Dementia?

November 20, 2017

Hepatitis C Testing Recommended for All Baby Boomers

November 20, 2017

It’s called ‘the forgotten virus,’ but after a sustained advertising campaign and years of strong recommendations for testing by the Centers for Disease Control it’s almost certain that the liver-damaging Hepatitis C will be remembered…and for good reason. All people born between 1945 and 1965 – the Baby Boomer years – are now advised to take a screening test for …

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Hepatitis C Testing Recommended for All Baby Boomers

November 20, 2017

It’s called ‘the forgotten virus,’ but after a sustained advertising campaign and years of strong recommendations for testing by the Centers for Disease Control it’s almost certain that the liver-damaging Hepatitis C will be remembered…and for good reason. All people born between 1945 and 1965 – the Baby Boomer years – are now advised to take a screening test for …

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A Quick Spin on Dizziness, Vertigo and Other Balance Disorders

November 20, 2017

A Quick Spin on Dizziness, Vertigo and Other Balance Disorders

November 20, 2017