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Men's & Women's Health
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018
The female breast is composed primarily of milk-producing glands (lobules), ducts that connect the glands to the nipple, and soft tissue. Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that has grown from breast cells. Nearly all breast cancers start in the ducts or lobules of the breast.
Seniors
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018
Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa, which is a small sac filled with fluid. We each have about 160 of these bursae, which act as shock absorbers and grease for our joints. They are buffers between bones and overlapping muscles or between bones and tendons/skin.
Seniors
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018
The size and location of the aneurysm determines the treatment method. For example, aneurysms in the upper chest are usually operated on immediately. Aneurysms in the lower chest and the area below your stomach are watched at first. If they grow too large or cause symptoms, surgery may be required.
Seniors
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018
Caffeine occurs naturally in many plants, including coffee beans, tea leaves and cocoa nuts. It is, therefore, found in a wide range of food products. Caffeine is added artificially to many others, including a variety of beverages. The most common sources of caffeine for Americans are coffee, tea, colas, chocolate and some over-the-counter medications.
Seniors
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018
There are a few steps you can take to preserve your hair: 1.) Avoid tight hairstyles that pull on the hair. So, forget braids, ponytails, cornrows and tight hair rollers. The pulling causes some hair loss, especially along the sides of the scalp. This type of hair loss is called traction alopecia.
Seniors
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018
In normal hearts, veins bring oxygenpoor blood from the body to the right side of the heart. It is then pumped through the pulmonary artery to the lungs, where it picks up oxygen. From there, the blood returns to the left side of the heart. Then it is pumped through a large artery called the aorta that distributes blood throughout the body.
Seniors
Monday, Aug. 13, 2018
“Alcohol abuse among older adults is something few want to talk about or deal with,” said Charles Curie, former administrator of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. “Too often family members are ashamed of the problem and choose not to address it.
Seniors
Monday, Aug. 13, 2018
In the procedure, an arthritic or damaged joint is removed and replaced with an artificial joint called a “prosthesis.” Artificial joints are stainless steel, alloys of cobalt and chrome, and titanium. The plastic material is durable and wear-resistant polyethylene.
Seniors
Monday, July 2, 2018
Older people, especially those with no marijuana experience, may not tolerate THC’s mind-altering side effects as well as young people. Doctors generally prescribe several kinds of newer antinausea drugs with fewer side effects before resorting to Marinol.
Seniors
Monday, June 18, 2018
soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber is acted upon by the normal bacteria in your intestines. Insoluble fiber is not digested by the body and promotes regularity and softens stools. Wheat bran, whole grain products and vegetables are good sources of insoluble fiber.

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