There is new hope for preventing a tragic, incurable disease which affects more than five million Americans who are 65 and older – dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, “A new, 10 year study showed that speed training – computer exercises that get users to
Medications for treating a pre-existing medical condition can often lead to weight gain in the patients taking them. In situations where a person is already overweight, the “cure” can often be more dangerous than the “disease.” This no-win situation was recently faced by Angela Rodriguez, a member of the clinical
On the first day of summer 2016, things were looking great for the Texas Rangers and their pitching ace, Colby Lewis. The National League’s Cincinnati Reds were in in town for a couple of interleague games and Lewis and the Rangers, riding a multi-game winning-streak and a 10 game lead over their
Anyone who has ever experienced a migraine headache understands how debilitating this searing, blinding pain can be. A migraine is not simply a bad headache. It is much worse. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, a migraine is “an extremely incapacitating collection of neurological symptoms which include a severe throbbing
The Gershwin brothers wrote many classic songs and one of the best-loved began with the familiar refrain: "Summertime, and the livin' is easy." However, many people who love being outdoors during the summertime have first-hand and often painful experience that while the living might be easy, the damage that the
The trajectory of worldwide obesity rates has been on a steady climb for more than 30 years. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the federal agency charged with tracking the incidence of disease in America, more than 35 percent of U.S. adults are clinically obese. This translates to
The statistics about heart disease are ominous. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the federal agency charged with monitoring health trends in the United States, about 610,000 people die of heart disease in this country every year – that’s one in every four deaths. Further, heart disease is
With the start of another Major League Baseball season, one thing is certain: Not all of the players who took the field on opening day will be in the lineup come October. Why? The repetitive stress of throwing a baseball and swinging a bat every day causes injuries, especially among
Why a New U.S. Government Study Supports Treating Age-Related Sexual Dysfunction with Testosterone Replacement
One of many articles in the New York Times noted that erectile dysfunction (ED) is a problem that afflicts about a third of men in their 50s and half of men in their 60s. This condition affects tens of millions of men and it is but one of several sexual maladies.
A human scalp has about 100,000 hairs and it’s not unusual to lose a few of these every day. However, when there are more and more lost hairs found in the shower or in the brush every day, men and women start to worry about a permanent loss of hair.