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Spilled salt shaker
How much salt would you put in your knowledge about sodium? Take our quiz and find out! (RELATED STORY: "Kick the salt habit") True or False? If you're trying to watch your sodium intake, eating a can of soup at lunch is a good alternative to a hamburger and fries. False. One cup of canned soup can have up to 1,300 milligrams of sodium. Look for low- or reduced-sodium or no salt...
YH0710_ShakingHands
Essential tremor (ET) tends to run in families; if one parent had it, you have a 50% chance of inheriting it, and the likelihood of ET increases with age, though we don t know why. Its telltale sign shaking is usually most noticeable in the hands but can also affect the head, voice, and legs. [caption id="attachment_12773" align="alignright" width="213" caption="For some people, essential tremor...
Fall risk
June may be Home Safety Month, but ' one team of experts has been keeping ' residents ' safe year-round. To help the 20,000 people who live in its communities stay on their feet, Erickson has developed Fall Intervention Teams (FIT) at its 19 campuses nationwide . An interdisciplinary program, FIT began in 2007 and invites information sharing among subject matter experts from various...
YH0610_AvoidTripping
The majority of car accidents occur within miles of one s home, so it s not surprising that when people fall, they usually do it where they live. More specifically, falls tend to occur in the middle of the night when people get up to go to the bathroom, says Dimitri Cefalu, M.D. [caption id="attachment_12024" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Clutter on the floor, scatter rugs, low-lying...
YH0610_Dimentia
Although dementia is more common in older adults than in younger ones, it s not a normal part of the aging process, says Dimitri Cefalu, M.D. [caption id="attachment_12021" align="alignright" width="280" caption="(File graphic)"]
YH0610_HealthExpertCefalu
Erickson health and wellness experts can be found at Erickson-built communities all over the U.S. This month our expert is Dimitri Cefalu, the medical director at Seabrook in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. . Cefalu received his bachelor s degree in zoology from Rutgers University in Newark, N.J., and his medical degree from the University of Palermo in Palermo, Italy. He completed his internship and...
YH0510_CataractEye
Cataracts are a leading cause of visual loss among older adults in the U.S., says Mary Norman, M.D., medical director at Highland Springs . ' In fact, more than 20 million Americans age 40 and older have cataracts. By age 80, more than half of all people in the U.S. either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. What is a cataract? [caption id="attachment_11489" align="alignright" width="...
YH0510_HealthExpertDrNorman
Erickson health and wellness experts can be found at Erickson-built communities all over the U.S. This month our expert is Mary Norman, M.D., the medical director at ' Highland Springs in Dallas, Tex. . Norman received her bachelor s degree in business administration and economics from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Tex., and her medical degree from the University of California, San...
YH0510_ShinglesRash
If you have had chickenpox, you are at risk for shingles. Also known as herpes zoster, shingles is a disease that affects an estimated two in every ten people in their lifetime. This year, more than 500,000 people will develop shingles. It is most common in people over age 50. [caption id="attachment_11496" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Painful and often persistent, shingles is more...