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YH1009_Drinking
Most people don't know it, but alcohol or drugs play a part in 70% of all hospital admissions for older adults. [caption id="attachment_3888" align="alignright" width="280" caption="The body s tolerance to alcohol changes over time, which can cause a person to become more intoxicated from fewer drinks. (File photo)"]
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YH1009_LeslieRigali
If you see a doctor with a D.O. instead of an M.D. behind his or her name, what does that mean? D.O. stands for doctor of osteopathy. A doctor of osteopathy is a licensed physician who has trained at an osteopathic medical school, where, along with traditional medical training, he or she learns about the effects of body mechanics on health and disease processes. Doctors of osteopathy have the...
MAIN_0909_concierge
Health care is one of the most difficult issues facing the nation today. While most of the focus is on universal access to health insurance, many already insured Americans are having issues with access as well. A new study indicates that depending on where you live, it could take months to see a doctor. [caption id="attachment_2422" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Steven D. Knope, M.D. (...
HLTH_0909_heritage
You probably know your individual health history and you might know your family s health history, but do you know your ethnic group s history? African-American Who: People with origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Health status: African-Americans are nearly two times as likely to have a stroke or be diagnosed with diabetes, with the highest incidence of diabetes occurring between...
Acupuncture And Health
"Acupuncture is very much an art," says Mark Samuelson, M.D. "Anyone can stick a needle in, but it s an art to figure out what s going on with a patient and how to place those needles." While the technique may be an art, the practice of acupuncture has been scientifically proven to improve various health conditions. It can relieve osteoarthritis, lower back pain, headaches, fibromyalgia, nausea...
YH0509AskDrNarrett
Dr. Matthew Narrett is the chief medical officer for Erickson Retirement Communities, heading up America s leading group of experts in geriatric health care. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Narrett has spoken frequently on issues affecting seniors in a number of settings, including conferences, media events, health leadership summits, and congressional forums.Send him your questions by e-...
YH0909_hlthExpert
Mark Samuelson, M.D. Medical Director, Linden Ponds Hingham, Massachusetts Dr. Samuelson received his bachelor s degree in pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in Boston, Mass., and his master s degree in biology from the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Conn. He also has a medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine in Boston. Samuelson completed his residency...
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