If your physician prescribes antibiotics, question it. And do some research on your own before taking them. Some doctors are a little too quick with the prescription pad, and some patients (myself included) a little too trusting. The truth is we’ve been over-prescribing antibiotics in this country for quite some
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Although our conscious mind is closed to the outside world when we sleep, the rest of our body is not at rest. If you think of the body as a machine, sleep puts it in “idle” mode so that repairs can be made. Hundreds of biological processes continue: The heart
If you are concerned about your memory, see your health-care provider. He or she not only can perform brief memory screenings but also look for medical causes of memory impairment. They may refer you to a specialist, especially if memory issues are beginning to interfere with your daily life. There
The moment your doctor tells you that you’ll have to undergo a surgical procedure can be a frightening, confusing, and stressful experience. All kinds of thoughts will cross your mind—it’s natural to worry about the skills of your medical team, the operation’s outcome, and potentially high medical bills that will
Originating in India, yoga has been around for more than 5,000 years. It’s a practice that strengthens and stretches the body while also using our breath to focus and calm the mind. Everyone—especially older adults—can enjoy the multiple physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of yoga. For beginners and veterans alike,
Uniting Body and Mind
Yoga strengthens and stretches the body while also using the breath to focus and calm the mind. The practice offers multiple benefits for everyone, especially older adults. Yoga is a wonderful exercise on its own and a complement to other sports and physical activities.
Originating in India,
While reading this report, you’ve undoubtedly realized how complicated low back pain can be. You’ve learned about back pain in general, spinal anatomy, risk factors, and common instigators of lower back pain. We discussed treatments you can seek at the doctor’s office as well as lifestyle changes and everyday things
A common reason long-time smokers give for not quitting is that the damage to their health has already been done and that giving up cigarettes now won’t make a difference. Of course that’s not true. Plenty of research shows that your cardiovascular health starts to improve on the same day
Aside from the occasional aches, pains, and sleeping troubles, my 82-year-old mother is in very good health for her age. But like many other older adults, she takes a medication to help control high blood pressure symptoms. And like plenty of older individuals, she relies on her doctor to let
For many individuals in middle age and beyond, senior moments are a cause for concern: Are occasional memory lapses normal, or are they an early indicator of mental decline that can lead to dementia?
These worries were undoubtedly heightened by a series of studies presented at the Alzheimer’s Associa-tion International Conference