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Your Oral Health Speak Volumes About Your Wellness

If you want a snapshot of your health status then open wide. “Many common problems older adults face with their oral health also can be warning signs of other health issues that need attention,” says Diana V. Messadi, DDS of the UCLA School of Dentistry.

Approximately 40 percent of those age

Don’t Give In to Shingles Pain

Don’t Give In to Shingles Pain

Shingles pain can be debilitating for seniors. I experienced the effects of shingles several years ago, and it’s something I’d rather not repeat. I hope that sharing my personal experience will encourage you to get vaccinated or, if not, to recognize the symptoms of shingles early enough to benefit from

Deciphering Medication Guides

When you receive a medication guide or information leaflet with a new drug from your pharmacy, do you toss it in the recycling bin without reading it? This approach is not in your best interest, even if it can be tiresome to work your way through the minutiae.
“You need to

4 Panax Ginseng Benefits for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, and More

4 Panax Ginseng Benefits for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, and More

Ginseng is one of the most well-known, commonly used supplements in the world, and for good reason: it’s a known fatigue-fighter, stress-buster, and overall vitality-booster. But Panax ginseng benefits have mainly been demonstrated in studies using healthy people as subjects and researchers have been wondering if its virtues extend to

Is Chronic Pain an Emotional Disease?

Scientists have long tried to understand what causes an individual’s response to injury or disease to evolve from acute pain, which is an immediate response to a hurt, to chronic pain that continues for months or years after apparent recovery. Several recent studies suggest that chronic pain may come to

Stop Hurting: Explore Treatment Options for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can diminish your quality of life and limit your ability to perform daily activities, whether it’s a result of surgery, a compressed disc, arthritis, or some other cause.
Unfortunately, too many women aren’t getting the help they need to manage their pain. According to a report issued earlier this

From the Editor: Don’t Succumb to Shingles

I touched on vaccinations for older adults in our August issue, but this month I’m going to focus on a vaccine that should be near the top of your to-do list. It’s for shingles, and our main cover story in this issue looks at how debilitating this condition can be

Interstitial Cystitis: Recent Findings May Lead to New Treatments

Commonly thought of as a “woman’s” disorder, interstitial cystitis (IC), also known as bladder pain syndrome (BPS) and chronic pelvic pain (CPP), affects four to 12 million people in the U.S., including 1 million to 4 million men.

IC patients have a high incidence of comorbid conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome

Do Medications Have an Impact on Memory?

Q. Is it true that certain medications can impair your memory?

A. Research suggests that taking several drugs, or taking drugs that adversely interact with one another, could be a major factor in some seniors’ cognitive problems. Concerns have been raised about a number of medications, including statins, which carry a

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