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YH0210_BrokenHeartSyndrome
Can the loss of a loved one actually cause your heart to break? According to experts, extreme emotional stress, whether due to a positive event or a negative one, can in fact lead to a reversible heart weakness known as stress cardiomyopathy, or broken heart syndrome. According to cardiologist Ilan Wittstein, M.D., Among the emotional triggers that first brought broken heart syndrome to our...
YLi0110_EricksonsTodayShow
John Erickson, founder of Erickson Retirement Communities, and his son, Mark Erickson, coauthor of Old is the New Young: Erickson s Secrets to Healthy Living , recently appeared on the Today Show s Fountain of Youth segment to talk about how we can improve our memory as we age. [caption id="attachment_7278" align="alignright" width="280" caption="NBC reporter Natalie Morales (left) interviews...
YH0110_GlaucomaGraphic
Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the U.S. The most common type, open-angle glaucoma, occurs when normal fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises, compressing and damaging cells in the optic nerve. Glaucoma can develop in one or both eyes.
YH0110_Nose
An accident led to the discovery of aromatherapy at the beginning of the 20th century, and the investigation of its medicinal benefits continues to stir up questions today. ... 1910, French chemist Ren -Maurice Gattefoss doused his hand in lavender oil after burning himself in a laboratory explosion. To his amazement, not even a scar remained. Thus began his research, which led him to coin the...
YH1109_InternetHealthInfo
The Internet makes it easy to find health information. You can go online and learn about medications, diseases, technologies, and other health data you otherwise wouldn t have access to, without a trip to a medical library. Not all of that online information, however, is legitimate. Separating the good from the bad [caption id="attachment_6395" align="alignright" width="200" caption="The internet...
YH1109_Grief
Waking to the nudging of a pet, setting the table, getting the mail, and turning off the lights before bed are simple acts. But after a loss whether it s the loss of a person, place, or pet elements of the everyday can usher in the unbearable feeling that life is over. Giving pain a name [caption id="attachment_6393" align="alignright" width="169" caption="(File photo)"][/caption] "Grief is the...
YH1109_AskDrNarrett
Q: My family doctor (who I ve been seeing for 20 years) is retiring. I am 76 years old and have high blood pressure and arthritis. Should I look for a geriatrician? A: A geriatrician is an excellent choice, especially if you have multiple health conditions and are taking several medications. A geriatrician is a physician trained in managing the special health needs of older adults, which are...
YH1109_Diabetes
You ve just been given a diagnosis of diabetes at the age of 72. You think, "That s not so bad all I have to do is take my medication, watch what I eat, and check my blood sugar." [caption id="attachment_6405" align="alignright" width="200" caption="(File photo)"]
YH1009_cupoftea
Dr. Matthew Narrett is the chief medical officer of Erickson Retirement Communities , heading up America s leading group of experts in geriatric health care. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Narrett has spoken at conferences, media events, health leadership summits, and congressional forums on a variety of issues affecting today s seniors. [caption id="attachment_3765" align="alignright"...