You might have heard this refrain: “I’m shrinking. I’m 2 inches shorter than I used to be. The older I get, the shorter I become!” The culprit most likely is osteoporosis, a bone disorder that reduces bone strength and bone density. It can lead to a forward curvature of the spine (hump), typically in women.
Three articles published in the New England Journal of Medicine on September 16, 2018 call into question the usefulness of aspirin for healthy seniors.
Iron deficiency anemia is due to a low level of iron in the blood. There is a decrease in the number of red blood cells (RBCs) in the body which appear under the microscope to be smaller in size and paler in color.
Iron is present in every living plant and animal cell. Without iron, virtually all life would cease to exist.
In August 2018, President Jimmy Carter was interviewed on TV and asked about his views concerning the current political situation in the United States. I was captured by the vitality of this 93 year old man’s lucid and laconic answers to a variety of other questions asked of him.
Throughout history salt has been prized for its use to preserve food and to add flavor to food. Today we take salt for granted because it’s readily available; it’s cheap and frequently iodized. However, there was a time, the opposite was true.
Jeremy, a four year old boy, had a good time playing in the park with his friends that sunny September day. A short time later, he came down with the common cold and, for a few days, had a runny nose and a slight cough.
Acute bronchitis is a temporary inflammation of the bronchial tubes — the vital airways that bring inhaled air into your lungs. The major symptom is coughing that often brings up phlegm from the respiratory tract. It is a common disease caused by viral infections in more than 90% of the cases. Much less frequently it is caused by bacteria.
Stella is a 52 y/o data entry specialist complaining of restless legs for the past 13 years. She first became aware of it while in the theater watching the second act of a play by Neil Simon.
People with normal blood pressure generally enjoy a long life. The opposite is true of individuals with chronic, uncontrolled high blood pressure (Hypertension).