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Give the gift of sight this holiday season
(BPT) - Older people are at heightened risk for vision loss due to age-related eye disorders. In fact, one out of every six Americans age 65 and older has a vision impairment that cannot be improved by glasses or contact lenses.This sight loss can lead to increased dependence on loved ones and careg ...
George Washington could be a big fat liar
(BPT) - One of the great legends of the nation’s first president was created by biographer Parson Weems. In his account, George Washington chops down a cherry tree and later admits the act to his father, claiming he “cannot tell a lie.” According to author Steve Yoch, not only is t ...
Recognizing the first steps to ward off a second seizure
(BPT) - Seizure. You’ve heard the word before, but do you know what it means or why a seizure occurs? Seizures are caused when there is abnormal activity in the brain. Brain cells called neurons use electrical energy to convey messages to one another, and when this electricity goes awry, a sei ...
A personalized approach to treating metastatic melanoma
(BPT) - “You have melanoma.” For many people who hear these words, a deeply personal health journey follows. But one of the most important facts patients and caregivers may learn is that melanoma is not a single disease. It can vary from person to person, often due to genetic changes tha ...
5 ways grandparents can stay in touch with friends and family anywhere
(BPT) - These days, it’s not uncommon for family members to live in different cities, states or even across the country. If your family lives far away, the distance can make it difficult to connect, especially with grandkids. While you may be spread far and wide, thankfully there are a number ...
Hoarding on the rise: How to spot warning signs
(BPT) - Think of that family member or friend whose home is nearly clogged with clutter; how do you describe them? How do you address the situation? The terms you use and actions you take can have a serious impact on that individual’s situation and mental state.Hoarding is more common than man ...
4 reasons traveling to Suzhou China is the trip of a lifetime
(BPT) - Travelers looking to take one more trip this year understand that now’s the time to pick a destination. It’s time to go somewhere unique, somewhere unseen, somewhere a world away where the people, the experiences and the memories gained will last a lifetime. Suzhou, located ...
Nine in ten cardiovascular doctors support vascular screening for people with risk factors
(BPT) - Nine out of ten cardiovascular doctors support preventive health screenings for cardiovascular disease (plaque in the arteries) among patients with key risk factors. Examples of key risk factors may include being age 55 or over, family history, tobacco use, and high blood pressure. This rese ...
Waking up to hearing loss
(BPT) - Imagine waking up one morning only to find out you couldn’t hear out of one ear. Suddenly, you lose your ability to discern direction, which makes conversations in noisy environments difficult to follow and hearing your favorite sounds of nature a struggle. This is the devastation that ...
Living with leukemia: Tips for patients, caregivers on managing the disease
(BPT) - Chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or CLL, is the most common type of adult leukemia in the US. The average age at diagnosis is 72 years old and this disease affects 16,000 people each year, 4,600 of whom will unfortunately die. This is often a slow-growing blood cancer and a complicated disease, ...
6 tips from 'The Patient's Playbook' for staying safe in the hospital
(BPT) - As much as we need them, hospitals can be dangerous places. Hospital-acquired conditions — everything from pneumonia and infections to bad reactions to medications — affect 12 out of every 100 patients. However, there are steps you can take to help keep you and your family safe. ...
Create your own personal pension? It's possible
(BPT) - Retirement planning has certainly changed a lot over the years, hasn’t it? First came pensions, or defined benefit plans, with their guaranteed income for life. After that it was 401(k)s. These plans focused on growing wealth from the stock and bond markets. Your pension and 401(k) wer ...
Best holiday gift for seniors? Teach them how to use tech to stay connected
(BPT) - If you’re thinking of buying Grandma her first ever smartphone or tablet for the holidays, but aren’t sure she’ll be able to handle the technology ... make that purchase! Studies show technology can lead to the deeper levels of social engagement associated with improved men ...
Rewiring aging [Infographic]
(BPT) - If you're over the age of 80 and sometimes have trouble in the digital world, you're not alone. While many seniors say technology has helped them in some way, tackling technology can often be daunting. Here's a look at how America's oldest senior citizens feel about technology, how they use ...
Heart yourself with Omega-3s
(BPT) - Across the globe, heart health is becoming a growing concern. In order to combat a rising epidemic of heart disease and other heart-related illnesses, more and more Americans are placing a greater emphasis on the critical role of nutrition and a balanced diet.More than likely you’ve he ...
5 tips to make Medicare Open Enrollment easier
(BPT) - Medicare Open Enrollment, which happens every year from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, marks an important time of year for people older than 65 to change their health plans and prescription drug coverage for the upcoming year. HealthCare Partners, the leading independent medical group in America wi ...
7 tips to avoid lottery scams
(BPT) - You think this is the happiest day of your life. Before you is a letter, email or text message informing you that you’ve just won the lottery. You might even receive a check with the letter stating it is part of your winnings. The communication states all you have to do is pay the pro ...
Hallucinations and delusions: Surprisingly common occurrence in Parkinson's disease
(BPT) - For the approximately one million Americans living with Parkinson’s disease, the visible motor (movement-related) symptoms associated with the condition are all too familiar. These include tremors, stiff muscles, limited movement and problems standing. However, there is a common non-mo ...
Redefining good days while living with breast cancer
(BPT) - When facing bad news — like something as serious as a cancer diagnosis — it can be difficult to imagine that any day of the coming journey would be “good.” But for many of the millions of men and women in the U.S. who have been affected by the disease, the experience ...
New technologies can help short circuit your chronic pain
(BPT) - More than 100 million people in this country have pain that won’t go away. Many fail to get relief from pills, shots and surgery, while others trade the pain for side effects such as drowsiness or digestive problems. Unfortunately, too many become addicted to medications while trying t ...
Attention needed: the lung disease you may not know you have
(BPT) - Lung disease is the third leading cause of death and impacts more than 24 million people in the United States, yet many people with the disease are unaware they may have it. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is a serious lung disease that over time makes it hard to breathe and ...
Patients with rare blood cancers find strength in sharing information
(BPT) - People suffering from rare diseases can feel alone, disconnected from others dealing with their condition or unsure of where to find resources and support networks to cope with their experiences. For those suffering from a group of rare blood cancers known as myeloproliferative neoplasms (MP ...
5 ways hearing aids may help you avoid cognitive decline, dementia
(BPT) - Many consider hearing loss a part of getting older — something of an inconvenience but safe to work around and ignore. They don’t realize how much hearing loss can affect overall health, including mental acuity. In fact, scientists are finding more and more links between hea ...
Living with asthma? Get smart about the flu
(BPT) - It’s that time of year again — cold and flu season. Across the country, Americans are arming themselves by receiving the annual flu vaccine, defending themselves against the telltale sniffles, sneezing, chills and fever. While the flu virus can be unpleasant for anyone who contra ...
Cancer clinical trials: An option often overlooked
(BPT) - Jack Whelan never missed his daily power walk. But at 58, he began to lose pace and grew concerned: Were his headaches and occasional nosebleeds normal signs of age, or were they something else?In 2006, after discussing his symptoms with his doctor, Jack was diagnosed with a rare type of non ...
Was George Washington an adulterer?
(BPT) - The roof of the Capitol Rotunda shows George Washington being lifted to heaven by angels. According to a new book, however, this Founding Father was no angel. He was once a passionate young man desperately in love with his friend’s wife. “Sally Fairfax was a beautiful, sophi ...
The easiest way to prevent diseases: take care of your teeth
(BPT) - Millions of baby boomers set for retirement are facing the question of whether to buy dental insurance. In many cases, they’ve had dental insurance their entire working lives, thanks to employer-sponsored plans. But teeth are not immune to aging, and many people will find themselves pa ...
Survey: Baby boomers say fear is primary health motivator
(BPT) - Baby boomers believe in the value of prevention, but many of America’s most influential generation are taking a reactive, and sometimes risky, approach when it comes to managing their health, as revealed by the first MDVIP Boomer Health Survey.
Shooting blanks: George Washington fathered a country but not kids
(BPT) - George Washington is the “father of our country” yet, ironically, he didn’t leave any legitimate (or illegitimate) children in his wake.As author Steve Yoch describes in his recent book “Becoming George Washington,” at 19, Washington traveled to Barbados with hi ...
Customized knee implants offer advantages to patients
(BPT) - By 2030, the number of people turning to knee replacement surgery to end pain and regain mobility will likely increase to 3.5 million annually, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. For many patients, recovery from knee replacement surgery is painful and slow, and the re ...
The most treatable serious senior health issue: loneliness
(BPT) - While Americans tend to associate the holidays with togetherness, joyful occasions and feelings of warmth and happiness, the season can also worsen feelings of loneliness and isolation for some people — especially older adults. Loneliness is not only bad for seniors’ mental healt ...
Hearing aids can help you avoid the stress of family gatherings
(BPT) - Holidays are for reuniting with friends and family. These are times full of love and joy, but can also be full of stress. If you have hearing loss, these large gatherings can be even more challenging because hearing loss occurs more often at the higher pitches than the low. Low-pitch sounds ...
George Washington's bloody death
(BPT) - School children are taught that after a life of action and harrowing battles, George Washington died peacefully in his bed at Mount Vernon. In fact, the nation’s first president died a slow and bloody death. In his book “Becoming George Washington,” author Steve Yoch says t ...
Educational events connect local Parkinson's communities with resources and support
(BPT) - More than one year ago, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) and AbbVie launched Partners in Parkinson’s, a strategic health initiative to provide resources to help the nearly 1 million Americans living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) optimize their c ...
What it will take to double pancreatic cancer survival by 2020
(BPT) - For Diane Borrison, it started with her eyes. They had suddenly taken on a yellowish hue. It didn’t take her long to realize her skin had followed suit. Borrison knew right away there must be something wrong, and she scheduled an appointment with her doctor immediately.The diagnosis wa ...
Taking a cue from the rich and famous
(BPT) - Where can you find more Olympic gold medals and Oscar awards than anywhere else? Here’s a hint: It’s the same place where more precious jewelry, gold, moon rocks, Super Bowl rings, lottery tickets and priceless art are located than any other place in the world.The answer is less ...
What are you doing to find relief from chronic pain?
(BPT) - Every day in this country, millions of people suffer from chronic pain and are desperate to find relief. For many, the road to managing chronic pain can be complex and can include prescription medications, over-the-counter products, lifestyle modifications and physical therapy. But when thos ...
5 tips to better manage your COPD
(BPT) - Has shortness of breath ever made you avoid climbing the stairs or walking from one room to another in your own home? Do you experience a persistent cough that deters you from participating in the daily activities you love to do?If scenarios like these sound familiar to you, this may indicat ...
Take your medicine: 5 steps to make sure you don't miss a dose
(BPT) - Did you remember to take your medication today? If the answer is no, you’re not alone. People all over the country make the same mistake every single day. Research shows more than 50 percent of prescription medication users fail to take their medications when they are supposed to. And ...
Misconceptions about the #1 cancer killer
(BPT) - What is the deadliest type of cancer in America? If you answered colon, breast, pancreatic or prostate cancer, you are incorrect. In fact, the correct answer claims the lives of more than all four of these cancers combined: lung cancer.More than 220,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer ...
Renovating to age in place? Focus efforts and budgets on bathrooms and kitchens, experts say
(BPT) - No one relishes the prospect of having to move out of his or her home due to age-related health, mobility or dexterity issues. In fact, more than half of homeowners 60 and older say they intend to stay in their current homes indefinitely, according to a recent survey by Houzz. Fortunately fo ...
Empower yourself: Questions to ask your doctor about managing sickle cell disease
(BPT) - Being an informed patient with sickle cell disease has become an important part of health care today. Physicians are increasingly looking upon their patients (and the parents of their young patients) as active partners. In light of this, consider preparing a list of specific questions before ...
The 5 worst times to be your own photographer
(BPT) - Sometimes taking your own photos can be a lot of fun, but sometimes it’s also the surest way to ruin a once-in-a-lifetime moment. The amateur treatment isn’t going to be good enough for truly special events like a wedding, family reunion or your newborn’s first portraits. & ...
Matters of the heart: Understanding atrial fibrillation
(BPT) - An estimated 2.7 million Americans suffer from atrial fibrillation (AFib), an irregular heartbeat and the most common form of cardiac arrhythmia, according to the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Surprisingly, many people do not feel any symptoms until they are suffering from c ...
Think you're too young for retirement planning? Think again
(BPT) - More than half of Americans are at risk of being unable to maintain their pre-retirement standard of living in retirement, with younger households in worse shape than those approaching their retirement years.The younger generation has already seen a reduction in their future Social Security ...
How to adjust to new hearing aids
(BPT) - “Hearing aids aren’t like glasses.” If you’ve already visited a hearing care professional, that’s probably what you were told. When you put on a new pair of glasses, you immediately see everything like you used to, and as clearly as possible. For the first-time ...
Did George Washington sound like a wimp?
(BPT) - We all know what George Washington looked like. There are many well-known paintings and the museum at Mount Vernon even displays a painstakingly accurate facial reconstruction to definitively show his appearance during his lifetime. We know he was a big, strapping guy (6’ 3”, whi ...
Carotid artery ultrasound screening: is it beneficial?
(BPT) - New research, appearing in The American Journal of Cardiology, shows non-invasive ultrasound evaluation of the carotid arteries in the neck is helpful in identifying patients at high risk of suffering a stroke or heart attack, even if they have few traditional risk factors and no symptoms.Th ...
Smarter ways to manage menopause
(BPT) - Did you ever wonder whether cavewomen went through menopause? The answer is no. Why not? Because their life expectancies were too short. But for those of us who live long enough (typically beyond the age of 50), menopause is a fact of life.The good news is we know more about menopause and it ...
Seniors often in denial about hearing loss: Are you one of them?
(BPT) - “Excuse me, can you say that again?” If this sounds typical, you’re not alone. Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the U.S. with more than 40 million people suffering from it to some degree. Despite all this, only 30 percent of Americans with hearing los ...
5 surprising superfoods for baby boomers
(BPT) - An estimated 77 million baby boomers represent the largest generation of Americans born in U.S. history. Many are embracing their golden years and taking a proactive approach to their well-being. If you are a boomer, you understand nutrition is fundamental to maintaining your health. But do ...
Double check your medicine labels; don't double up on acetaminophen
(BPT) - You know when cold and flu season has arrived. The temperature drops, and you can hear sniffles and sneezes everywhere you go. You see over-the-counter (OTC) medicine aisles at neighborhood pharmacies and grocery stores quickly fill with people buying cough syrup, throat lozenges, and nasal ...
Screening with 'Pap HPV' is the preferred method for women aged 30-65 in the fight against cervical cancer
(BPT) - It is not often that new study results come along that help put to rest an issue that impacts millions of women in the U.S. But a new study published by an American Cancer Society journal makes it very clear: Pap HPV together, also known as co-testing, remains the preferred way to detect cer ...
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