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These popular medications cause falls and serious injury

joint pain, medication, painAs you get older there is a pretty good chance you are taking more medications to try to ease some of the discomfort you feel as you head into your golden years. However, you might not have guessed that some of these same medications can also lead to falls – and falls can mean serious injury, hospitalization, even … Read More

Why it’s so important to get a second opinion

disease, symptomsYou’re not feeling well for quite some time so you decide to see a doctor. You explain your symptoms, they run some tests and you end up, eventually, with a diagnosis. You start taking medications and treatments but find they don’t really seem to be working.

What could the problem be? Is your illness just too severe?

Not … Read More

Seniors: Why your foot size is growing and you don’t even know it

ailment, feetHave you measured your feet today? What about last week? Chances are you haven’t measured them at all. Or you might have a rough idea of your shoe size because you had your shoes fitted several years ago but, as an adult, you never thought you needed to have them measured.

What if I told you that your … Read More

When your bones become weak and fragile…

osteoporosis, preventionA few years ago I was having a hard time sleeping. I had a lot on the go (don’t we all?) and the stress was getting the better of me, so I started taking melatonin supplements. They’re a terrific natural, non-addicting hormone used as a sleep aid.

Turns out, the melatonin could have been helping me in more … Read More

Decrease your risk of rheumatoid arthritis with alcohol?

arthritis, rheumatoidIt sounds too good to be true. But science has done a favor for those who enjoy the occasional alcoholic drink. (I’ll raise a glass to that myself!)

A few alcoholic beverages every week can reduce the chances of getting painful rheumatoid arthritis. In fact, having two to four beers each week may decrease the odds for women … Read More

What you really need to know about painkillers

HEART, PAIN RELIEF, HEART, PAIN RELIEF, HEART, PAIN RELIEFOver the years, over-the-counter and prescription painkillers have come alongside a number of precautions and health warnings. I’m always counseling patients about alternative natural methods for pain relief to try first given these concerns.

Because new research has shown that they could lead to heart trouble.

A study published this April in BMJ Open found that patients who … Read More

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