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Short-Term Memory Loss: Part of Aging?

Do you feel as if you've been experiencing more short-term memory loss lately? Interestingly, what many of us think of as short-term memory—for example, recalling in the afternoon what we had for breakfast that morning—is actually defined by scientists as long-term memory. Short-term memory is technically limited to information learned … Read More

End the Confusion About Cataracts and Their Causes

Everyone is at risk for cataracts as they age, but not everyone truly understands cataracts and their causes. A cataract clouds the eye’s lens; it can become so cloudy that it blurs your vision. Some people have greater odds of getting cataracts. And their causes can be gender-related. For example, … Read More

Heart Failure Stages and How to Treat Them

Two complementary systems are used to classify heart failure stages. The New York Heart Association (NYHA) classification divides patients into groups according to impairment in ability to carry out physical activity. It is a subjective assessment made by the physician, and it represents a patient’s condition at the time of … Read More

How to Prevent a Stroke

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, so it’s in your best interests to prevent a stroke whenever possible. The encouraging news is that there are precautionary tips for how to prevent a stroke and a large percentage of ischemic strokes could be prevented by … Read More

What You Should Know About Open-Heart Surgery

The phrase open-heart surgery is often used interchangeably with “bypass surgery,” which is technically “coronary artery bypass grafting,” or CABG. But open-heart surgery can actually refer to any of several operations that require surgeons to open up the chest cavity and work directly on the heart. Other procedures requiring open-heart … Read More

What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?

When a man is aroused, the brain sends a signal to the nerves in the penis, which then stimulate the arteries in the penis to open up, filling with blood. Simultaneously, the veins close up and the blood in the arteries becomes trapped, causing enlargement and hardening of the penis. … Read More

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