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Lockjaw: What Causes It, and How Serious Is It?

Lockjaw: What Causes It, and How Serious Is It?

Have you ever been awakened with searing pain in your mouth or an inability to open your jaw? It’s a scary experience and, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial research, one that’s not totally uncommon. More than 10 million Americans suffer from a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD),

7. Treatment

Despite decades of research and promising developments, there is still no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. One or more of the drugs currently being tested may offer hope, but the results of those studies are still a few years away. In the meantime, there are drugs that can treat some of

CDC Recommends New Shingles Vaccine for Older Adults

About one-third of Americans will develop shingles in their lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Getting immunized against this painful, blistering rash gives you some protection—and in October 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new vaccine (Shingrix®) that may be more effective

7. Treatment

Despite reports of promising new therapies for Alzheimer’s disease, there is still no cure. One or more of the drugs currently being tested may offer hope, but the results of those studies are still a few years away. In the meantime, there are drugs that can treat some of the

Ask the Experts: Air Travel; Beer; Cochlear Implants

Q. I’m traveling abroad for Thanksgiving, and am concerned at reports I’ve seen about long-haul air travel raising the risk of blood clots. What can I do to stay safe?
A. Statistics suggest that about one person in 4,500 develops deep vein thrombosis (DVT, or a blood clot) within eight weeks

What Is Prediabetes, and Why Should You Take It Seriously?

What Is Prediabetes, and Why Should You Take It Seriously?

Watching your blood glucose (sugar) levels is critical if you’re trying to avoid type 2 diabetes and the cardiovascular complications that can accompany it. But if your levels rise to a level that your doctor describes as prediabetes, you may ask the question, “What is prediabetes and how do you fight

Tinnitus: Treatment and Prevention

Tinnitus: Treatment and Prevention

An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from tinnitus, which causes a person to perceive noise in one or both ears when no external sound exists. The noise can occur intermittently or persistently and can interfere with sleep and concentration, and has been linked with stress and depression. The condition is

7. Treatment

Despite reports of promising new therapies for Alzheimer’s disease, there is still no cure. One or more of the drugs currently being tested may offer hope, but the results of those studies are still a few years away. In the meantime, there are drugs that can treat some of the

Memory Maximizers: Protecting Your Hearing; Mental Acuity

Study: Protect Your Hearing To Preserve Your Mind
Hearing loss impairs the absorption of information—the first step in the process of learning and remembering—and, thus, can have serious cognitive consequences. That’s why getting regular hearing examinations and taking steps to reverse hearing loss with hearing aids is especially important in older

Avoid the Pain of Shingles by Getting Vaccinated

About one-third of Americans will develop shingles in their lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Older adults are more at risk, but getting vaccinated against shingles, which the CDC recommends for those 60 and older, can reduce your risk of developing it by half. “The

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