September 2013 archive

Sep 06

Dementia

By: Kathy Dementia ~ Delaying is onset slowing its progression. You’ve watched a few family members – including your mother – struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.  And because you’ve read that genetic factors put you at increased risk, you want to do everything possible to decrease your chances of developing it. Studies have identified many factors …

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Sep 06

Depression Treatment and Arthritis

Depression treatment may improve symptoms of arthritis Several studies have shown that treatment for depression may improve symptoms of arthritis.  However, a recent study found that if care for depression is enhanced and more personalized, the impact on arthritis may even be greater. The study, published in the November 12, 2003, issue of The Journal of …

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Sep 06

10 Truths About Aging You May Not Know

By: Alvaro Fernandez   With no exception, all of us age. Now, why is “aging” such a bad word? What about growing? and lifelong development? If you are a caregiver, you know this process is not always easy, but the good news from neuroscience these days is that there is much each of us can …

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Sep 06

Hypertension

By: Kathy There is no ‘ideal’ blood pressure reading. However, there is a range of ‘normal’ blood pressure reading. Generally, a reading that is less than 140 over 90 indicates that you don’t need to worry. If either, or both, numbers are equal to or greater than 140 over 90 for an extended period of …

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Sep 06

Hip Replacement

By: Kathy Less invasive procedures You’ve battled hip joint pain for years, but it just keeps getting worse.  Your doctor says it’s time to consider hip joint replacement.  Trading in the pain for a new hip joint sounds appealing.  But the prospect of a long recovery – one that could take several months and may …

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