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Seniors
Monday, Sept. 11, 2017
Does it work? St. John’s wort is not a proven therapy for depression. There is some scientific evidence that St. John’s wort helps in the treatment of mild to moderate depression. However, there have been two major studies that showed St. John’s wort is no better than a placebo for treating moderate depression.
Seniors
Monday, Aug. 28, 2017
There are two types of steroids: corticosteroids and anabolic steroids. Corticosteroids, such as cortisone and prednisone, are drugs that help control inflammation. Anabolic steroids, such as androstenedione or andro, are substances that can help the body make muscle.
Seniors
Monday, Aug. 14, 2017
Glaucoma can develop in one or both eyes. The most common type of glaucoma starts out with no symptoms. Without treatment, people with glaucoma will slowly lose their peripheral vision. Eventually, the middle of your vision field may decrease until you are blind.
Seniors
Monday, July 31, 2017
You can get osteoarthritis in any joint, but it usually strikes those that support weight. Common signs of osteoarthritis include joint pain, swelling and tenderness. However, only a third of people whose X-rays show osteoarthritis report any symptoms..
Seniors
Monday, July 17, 2017
Gov. Christie had Adjustable Gastric Band (AGB) surgery, which limits food intake with a band around the top of the stomach. The size of the restriction can be adjusted with a circular balloon inside the band. AGB works mainly by decreasing food intake. The snugger the band, the less hungry people feel.
Seniors
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
The scary truth is that Alzheimer’s begins with difficulty remembering the familiar – people, things, events. Or, you start having trouble doing simple arithmetic in your head. These annoyances are common to seniors with healthy brains, so most of us don’t get too worked up over them.
Seniors
Monday, June 19, 2017
Hospice is for the end of life. In fact, hospice requires that a patient be certified as being six months from death, and it requires stopping most curative treatments. Palliative medicine is a relatively new, fast-growing interdisciplinary specialty.
Seniors
Monday, June 19, 2017
Ultraviolet radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer. All skin cancers can be cured if they are treated before they spread. The most common warning sign of skin cancer is a change on the skin, especially a new growth or a sore that doesn’t heal.
Seniors
Monday, June 5, 2017
Labyrinthitis is an ear disorder that involves swelling of the inner ear. If you get labyrinthitis, the parts of the inner ear become irritated and inflamed. This inflammation disrupts the transmission of sensory information from the ear to the brain. This disruption causes vertigo, dizziness and difficulties with balance, vision and hearing.

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