Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors

By | September 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

According to information from the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of fractures, hospital admissions for trauma and injury deaths in older adults in the United States. They are also the most common cause of older adult traumatic brain injuries, accounting for 46% of fatal falls. It is important to realize that falling [...]

When Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease Hits Home

By | June 16th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

While Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) sounds terribly alarming, it is quite common -- especially in the warmer months. People of any age can have HFMD, but typically it affects infants and children younger than five years of age. Symptoms include a skin rash, fever and mouth sores. It is not related to the foot [...]

What is high cholesterol?

By | May 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance. Your body needs some cholesterol, but it can build up on the walls of your arteries and lead to heart disease and stroke when you have too much in your blood. 73.5 million adults, or 31.7% in the United States have high LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol. Fewer than 1 out [...]

The Diagnosis and Prevalence of Diabetes

By | March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Twenty-nine million people in the United States, or 9.3%, have a diabetic condition.  Diabetic conditions are a group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the blood (high blood glucose).  The most common types are: Type 2 diabetes: A chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar (glucose). 90-95% of diagnosed [...]