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Alcoholic Dementia: How Heavy Drinking Can Affect Your Memory

Alcoholic Dementia: How Heavy Drinking Can Affect Your Memory

Moderate drinking (one or two glasses a day) shouldn’t affect your cognitive function and may even provide some mild benefits. But chronic alcohol abuse can lead to alcohol-induced dementia due to the combined toxic effects of alcohol and the nutritional deficiencies often associated with alcoholism. In fact, heavy drinking (more

Get Help Fast for Heart Attack and Stroke

Many people having a stroke or heart attack don’t know it. Lack of knowledge about the warning signs means they may dismiss a stroke as a bout of dizziness, while a heart attack might be chalked up to heartburn or a pulled muscle. However, if you ignore the symptoms that

How to Remove Ear Wax

How to Remove Ear Wax

Your ear wax may not appear like a vital bodily function, but it plays an important role in your ear health. Ear wax (also spelled as one word: earwax) is a yellowish, waxy substance called cerumen, and it is produced by glands in the ear canal. Its job is to

Steps to Help You Deal with Mild Cognitive Impairment

Contrary to popular belief, memory loss is not a natural part of aging. Occasionally forgetting a name or misplacing the car keys is normal. But significant memory problems that disrupt daily life, such as getting lost on the way home from a familiar grocery store or developing an inability to

Brain Tumor Symptoms: Not Just in Your Head

Brain Tumor Symptoms: Not Just in Your Head

Not all headaches are cause for concern. You might suffer an occasional migraine, head pain from a stiff neck, or the after-effects of an extra glass of wine you imbibed the night before. You simply take a few aspirins or another medication and the pain in your brain subsides.

But when

Ask the Doctor: Hydrocodone; Hearing Aids; Sustained Weight Loss

Q: I’m going to have knee surgery, and I’m concerned about the painkillers I may be prescribed afterwards. I’ve read how hydrocodone can be addictive. Any thoughts?

A: Hydrocodone is among a class of drugs known as narcotic analgesics. It’s also an opioid, which means it binds to opioid receptors in

Signs of Aging—or Diabetes?

Many people with diabetes do not even know they have it, according to The National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Approximately 29 million Americans have the disease and almost 28 percent are undiagnosed, with the biggest group being those age 65 and older.

“Older

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