Posted on June 5, 2017 - June is Cataract Awareness Month, a great time to get an eye exam. During the exam, your doctor will check for the presence of cataracts, which are caused by the clouding of the lens of the eye. Cataracts cause dull, blurry vision and make it harder to take part in normal, daily activities.
Posted on February 1, 2017 - February is American Heart Month. There are so many good things we can do to promote heart health—and some of them are delicious! According to the American Heart Association, eating at least three servings of whole grains each day can add years to your life by lowering the risk of not only heart disease, but also cancer, stroke, diabetes, obesity and other dangerous diseases and conditions.
Posted on January 25, 2017 - You might think that if you do not have a genetic predisposition for dementia, your risk is lower. But researchers from McMaster University in Ontario say that leading a sedentary lifestyle carries a comparable risk.
Posted on January 24, 2017 - The holidays are over and everything is getting back to normal – except, in the back of your mind, linger some nagging worries concerning one of the elderly relatives you visited. You wonder if this loved one could be in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Maybe you’ve shared your concerns with other family members, but no one’s quite sure what to do. They don’t want to offend the relative – and memory changes are normal as we age, aren’t they? The Alzheimer’s Association offered this list of signs that might be of concern, and how to tell them from memory changes that are considered normal.
Posted on January 17, 2017 - Did you make a list of healthy New Year’s resolutions? Are you still feeling enthusiastic about your goals of exercising more, eating right, quitting smoking, lowering your stress level – whatever good intentions made it onto your list? To make it more likely that you’ll stick to it, check out these five ways to raise the chances of success.