Medicine…… So many of us take it. 70% of Americans take at least one medication, and 20% of us take five or more. The older we get, the more likely we are to have health problems and need medicine to treat them. Medications are the mainstay of treatment for chronic health problems like heart disease and diabetes. That’s because so much research shows they work well to keep people with health
Turmeric is widely available as a dietary supplement. It seems to be getting more and more popular, and lots of my patients either take it or wonder if they should. The most common reason people use turmeric is pain from osteoarthritis, so that’ll be the focus of this post. We’ll explore the pros and cons of turmeric to help you decide if it’s right for you. But first, some background.
I did not drop off the face of the earth as some of you might have suspected. My blog has been quiet because of a long-planned road trip from Michigan to Los Angeles and back! We talk a lot about health in these posts, and getting away from it all is a great way to maintain both physical and mental health. (Well, some of the long driving days got old,
Where did I put my keys? Did I remember to lock the front door? Why did I come into this room? I’m guessing everyone reading this can relate to at least one of those questions. No matter how old we are, we forget things sometimes. And it’s true that as we age we may notice changes in our ability to recall or process information. Are these memory lapses normal or
Diabetes is a common health concern. In fact, about 10% of the US population has diabetes. And it’s estimated that about a third of US adults over 18 and nearly half of those over 65 have prediabetes. What’s more, over 75% of those with prediabetes don’t even know they have it. You may have heard that diabetes can cause serious health problems over time. It can affect heart function, eyesight,