10 Steps to Address Memory Loss in Others

Alzheimer’s disease often hides in plain sight, and certain behaviors such as struggling with participating in conversations, isolating oneself and forgetting familiar tasks can indicate memory loss. Noticing these changes in friends, family or others Read More

How to prevent cognitive decline

Physical activity, nutrition and cognitively stimulating activities are all known to be good ways to prevent cognitive decline such as  Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. And older adults at risk can access a variety of lifestyle Read More

A Common Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Women with early or normal onset menopause are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those with late onset menopause, concludes new research published in “Diabetologia” (the journal of the European Association Read More

Does your Microbiome impact your mood?

Over the years I’ve seen many patients with anxiety, brain fog, and depression. Most had been over-medicating with prescriptions like Prozac, Lexapro, or Zoloft long before they came to me. Generally, these patients had experienced Read More

Helping make sense of chronic pain.

Outwit, outplay, outlast. Just like the motto on television show Survivor, a three-pronged approach to learning about pain could improve the lives of people experiencing chronic pain, according to new research from the University of South Australia. Conducted by UniSA Read More

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Our condition spotlight section focuses on health issues that generally last longer than one year. Often referred to as chronic diseases they require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living or both. Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. They are also leading drivers of the nation’s $3.8 trillion in annual health care costs.

Many chronic diseases are caused by a short list of risk behaviors:

Tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.
Poor nutrition, including diets low in fruits and vegetables and high in sodium and saturated fats.
Lack of physical activity.
Excessive alcohol use.

By making healthy choices, you can reduce your likelihood of getting a chronic disease and improve your quality of life.