Heart medications are unaffordable for many Americans

Heart medications are unaffordable for many Americans

According to a new study, many working-age Americans find it difficult to afford medicines for the heart, that protect them from heart disease, heart attack and stroke. Researchers find that about one in eight adults who suffer from...

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Darko Siracevski | Nov 29, 2019

Methods for Elevating Brain Health in Senior Citizens

Methods for Elevating Brain Health in Senior Citizens

Caring for your elderly loved one takes time and love. As your loved one ages his or her brain functions lessen. There are a few things you can do for him or her that will enhance your loved one’s mental health. Three main things you...

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Dr. Kathy Johnson | Nov 27, 2019

Differences between a retirement residence and a long-term care home

Differences between a retirement residence and a long-term care home

You probably have difficulties in understanding the difference between retirement residences and long term care homes. Many people use the terms "retirement residence" and "long-term care home" - also referred to as "nursing home.’’ However, they are very different and it is important to understand...

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Petar Jangelovski | Nov 25, 2019

Thyroid function tests

Thyroid function tests

What are thyroid function tests? Thyroid function tests are a series of blood tests that measure how well your thyroid works. Available tests include TSH, T4, T3, T3RU.The thyroid gland is a small gland located in the lower front part...

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Darko Siracevski | Nov 23, 2019

How are we affected by hearing loss?

How are we affected by hearing loss?

Hearing loss is incredibly common, affecting up to one-third of Americans between the ages of 65 and 75 and up to 50 percent of Americans over 75. This can lead to a variety of...

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Petar Jangelovski | Nov 21, 2019

Can people with asthma benefit from Himalayan salt lamps?

Can people with asthma benefit from Himalayan salt lamps?

These bright amounts of pink-orange salt are thought to lift cleansing ions into the air and alleviate asthma symptoms, but researchers aren’t quite convinced yet. Himalayan salt lamps - pieces of pink-orange Himalayan rock salt that have been hollowed out to make room for a light...

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Petar Jangelovski | Nov 19, 2019

How to preserve senses that fade as we age

How to preserve senses that fade as we age

If something is used uninterruptedly for a lifetime, it dulls. Our senses are no exception. In particular, three senses that fade with age are our ability to taste, hear and see. It is important that we consciously strive to monitor these senses and take appropriate measures to maintain...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Nov 13, 2019

The benefits of drug reduction for seniors

The benefits of drug reduction for seniors

As we age it is common to increase the number of medications we take. Deterioration or new illnesses may require additional prescriptions, and soon seniors start taking a handful of pills in the mornings and evenings. According to the

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Petar Jangelovski | Nov 11, 2019

Anti-Vaxxers avoid 'Personal Exemption' bans in the States

Anti-Vaxxers avoid 'Personal Exemption' bans in the States

If parents no longer have the personal beliefs of vaccinations for children, they may be able to avoid this by asking for religious exemptions for their children, according to a new study. The researchers found that the number of kindergartens with religious exemptions from vaccination after...

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Petar Jangelovski | Nov 7, 2019

Low levels of progesterone, complications, causes and more

Low levels of progesterone, complications, causes and more

What is progesterone? Progesterone is a female sex hormone. It is mainly produced in the ovaries after ovulation every month. It is crucial for maintaining pregnancy and the menstrual cycle. Progesterone helps to regulate your cycle. However, its main task is to prepare your...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Nov 6, 2019

What is a low testosterone level in women?

What is a low testosterone level in women?

Testosterone is a hormone known as androgen. Even though it is often considered a "male" hormone, women also have testosterone in their bodies. Having too much or too little testosterone is an imbalance that can affect the overall health of a woman. Testosterone plays many different...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Nov 5, 2019

The most commonly prescribed blood pressure medication may not be the best option

The most commonly prescribed blood pressure medication may not be the best option

FRIDAY, October 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) - Millions of Americans are taking an ACE inhibitor to lower their high blood pressure. In fact, these drugs are the most commonly used antihypertensive drugs in America. However, a new international study of nearly 5...

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Petar Jangelovski | Nov 4, 2019

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