Having strong muscles is immensely important as you age, as it can protect you from falls (and falls in old age are often associated with disability). Unfortunately, many seniors spend more time sitting rather than being active.
Exercise is, of… Read More
Lowering blood pressure can be as easy as completing deep breathing exercises. A common cause for elevated or high blood pressure is stress, so deep breathing exercises can help reduce stress and, consequentially, your blood pressure.
Having high blood pressure… Read More
A corneal ulcer is an open sore on the cornea, which is the clear part of the eye covering the iris and the round pupil. There are many different causes of corneal ulcers. If left unattended, the condition can… Read More
In Parkinson’s disease patients, movement disorder called leg motor restlessness is more likely than restless leg syndrome. Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a sleep and movement disorder which is characterized by the urge to move one’s legs in order to… Read More
Residual schizophrenia is one of the five types of schizophrenia and is characterized by a long-term history of negative symptoms and very infrequent positive symptoms.
The term ‘positive symptoms’ is used to describe something that is believed to be real… Read More
As the number of dementia cases rises and research into the neurological disorder intensifies, a holistic approach to dementia is being seen as a real benefit.
The holistic approach focuses on individualized care and looks at the whole person as… Read More
Treatment options for dry eyes include artificial tears, drops, and eye ointments. Dry eyes is a condition of insufficient tear production, which makes your eyes dry and feeling gritty as a result. There are numerous reasons for dry eyes, including… Read More
Recommended blood pressure targets for diabetics may raise stroke and heart attack complications. The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare recently raised the recommended blood pressure readings for patients with diabetics from 130 mm Hg to 140 mm Hg.… Read More
A new study has found that building muscles in seniors can help improve memory. The study included 100 people aged 55 to 86 with mild memory and thinking problems. The participants completed weight training exercises twice a week for six… Read More
We may be seeing a rise in Lyme disease cases in the U.S. as a result of the weather changes due to El Nino. A new report suggests that the warmer, wetter climate brought on by El Nino and La… Read More
Big news – you don’t need eight glasses of water a day. You may not believe me, but hear me out, because this comes from Harvard. Time and time again, we are told we need eight glasses of… Read More
Elevated bilirubin is a result of hemoglobin breakdown in the old red blood cells. When hemoglobin is broken down, bilirubin is produced, which travels through the body to the liver to be turned into bile. This bile is then stored… Read More