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Seniors
Monday, Nov. 20, 2017
The techniques I will mention here should not substitute for seeing a doctor about a medical problem. Relaxation techniques are generally considered safe for healthy people, but you should tell all your health-care providers about relaxation methods you are considering.
Seniors
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017
The outer layer of the tear film, which is produced by small glands on the edge of your eyelids, contains fatty oils. These smooth the tear surface and slow evaporation of the middle watery layer. If your oil glands don’t produce enough oil, the watery layer evaporates too quickly, causing dry eyes.
Seniors
Monday, Oct. 9, 2017
Lyme disease can cause fever, headaches, fatigue, joint pain, sore muscles, stiff neck and a skin rash that usually begins where the tick dug in. The rash may start out as a small red spot that can get bigger. A ring within the spot can fade and create a “bull’s eye.
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.

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