One family recalls its struggle with AD
Alzheimer’s disease is not a solitary affliction. Family members often assume the unpaid role of caretakers.
They give assistance and they need assistance
Alzheimer’s disease has spurred the growth of a large network of informal, or personal, caregivers. Most of these caregivers are unpaid family members and friends.
What’s good for the heart is good for the brain
This recipe – Autumn Salad – contains walnuts and leafy greens that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
This is a tasty recipe for salmon kebabs. Some research indicates that foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, like those found in fatty fish like salmon, can help ward off dementia.
It's never too late to start
Regular physical activity is recommended for all adults regardless of age. Exercise can often ease some of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
All groups should reap the benefits
Clinical trials are research studies to determine how well a new treatment or procedure works in people.
A test of memory
Studies are ongoing to detect the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Memory tests and brain scans are used to detect the earliest changes in memory and the brain that may signal the onset of dementia.
The purpose of the Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer’s study, or A4 study, is to prevent memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease. People between the ages of 65 and 85 are eligible to apply for the study.
Memories are formed through a three-step process
Memory is a three-step process that includes encoding, or processing the thought, short-term to long-term memory and retrieval. Failure to encode a memory prevents retrieval of the memory at a later time.
When they no longer know your name
Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, is a progressive, degenerative disease that robs victims of memory, reasoning, thinking and communication and eventually their life.
Some symptoms of depression are also symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Regardless of the cause, depression should be evaluated and treated.
TIAs are often signs of an impending stroke
Although TIAs and stroke share symptoms, TIAs are transient and leave no permanent deficits. However, people who have a TIA are more likely to have a stroke.
Diabetes and high blood pressure largely to blame
Chronic kidney disease, which results largely from diabetes and high blood pressure, is often preventable.
Survey shows low understanding of cancer risks
With healthy lifestyles almost half of the most common cancers can be prevented.
Knowing the facts can save your life
Misperceptions about heart disease are common. Knowing the facts can save your life.
The number one killer
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women and kills more women than all types of cancer combined.
A healthy combination of pasta and vegetables
Buttons and bows pasta is a simple and healthy recipe that combines whole grains with vegetables.
Found only in plant foods
Although roughly 25 grams of dietary fiber are recommended every day, the average consumption is closer to 15 grams a day.
Obesity is a key risk factor
Early detection and treatment of uterine cancer can increase the survival rate.
This recipe for chickpea salad is low in sodium, but high in fiber and protein.
Physical activity key to controlling glucose
Regular exercise, or physical activity, is recommended for those with diabetes to help control their blood glucose levels.
Individual healthy eating plans now recommended for those with diabetes
The eating plan recommended for those with diabetes is the same as that recommended for everyone.
People with diabetes must watch their consumption of carbohydrates, which are sugar, starch and fiber.
A major complication of diabetes
Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure and accounts for more than 43 percent of new cases.
There are several misperceptions and misunderstandings about type 2 diabetes.
With a change in lifestyle, researchers have found that people at risk of type 2 diabetes can prevent or delay the onset of the disease.
A leading cause of blindness
Diabetic retinopathy — damage to the blood vessels in the retina — is the leading cause of new blindness in persons aged 25 to 74 years in the United States.
Often preventable … but the numbers are increasing
Type 2 diabetes can often be prevented or controlled once diagnosed.
Although diabetes is often silent in the initial stages, specific symptoms emerge as the disease progresses. Poor control of glucose levels increases the risk of complications of diabetes.
Tests to prevent complications
In order to detect or prevent complications people with diabetes are advised to have several tests and checkups each year.
Blood tests are used to diagnosis diabetes and prediabetes because disease type 2 diabetes may have no symptoms in the early stages. The test is repeated before a diagnosis is confirmed.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Lung cancer is largely preventable. Almost 90 percent of all cases of lung cancer are caused by tobacco smoke, which contains known cancer-causing agents.
A healthy dose of vitamin A
Acorn squash, a type of winter squash, is heralded for its richness in vitamins A and C, fiber and potassium.
October is Talk about Prescriptions Month
Medication errors, which can result in harm or even death, are largely preventable.
Read the drug facts label carefully
Although over-the-counter, or OTC drugs are available without a prescription, their ease of use has not diminished their potency. Dosages and precautions listed on Drug Facts Labels should be followed closely.
Whole-Wheat Fruit Bars
A “healthy snack” sounds like an oxymoron. The two words seem to be on opposite ends. But that does not have to be the case. In this recipe from the American Institute for Cancer Research, whole grains are combined with dried fruit and juice for a healthy treat.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month
Although a vaccine for HPV has been available since 2006, the compliance rate remains low.
Osteoarthritis, which can range from mild to severe, is one of the most debilitating diseases in this country.
The primary care provider manages your health care. It is important to find one that fits your personal needs.
Salads can be more than just lettuce and tomatoes. This salad combines fruit and lettuce with seeds and nuts.
July is National Watermelon Month
Watermelon not only tastes good, it is chock full of nutrients the body requires to function efficiently.
There is a misperception — even among some health providers — that people of color do not get skin cancer. By the time black patients visit a doctor the cancer often has spread.
Calcium is the most common mineral in the body and is responsible not only for healthy bones but for functions of the heart, muscles and nerves.
Knowing your family medical history can alert you to your risk of several health conditions.
Although many people choose sunglasses for style, the deciding factor should be safety. Sunglasses should protect against UV rays from the sun.
This recipe for Cypriot Chicken Kebabs is a good source of protein and fiber. The veggies also contain antioxidants that are considered cancer-fighting agents.
Nick Cannon speaks out
African Americans are more than three times as likely as whites to develop kidney failure. Once kidney function falls below a certain level, the only options for treatment are dialysis and transplantation.
Garlic is noted not only for its flavor and smell, but for its health benefits as well. Garlic has been found to reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease and certain cancers.
Although type 2 diabetes is common, it is often not well understood even by those who are afflicted. There are many myths about diabetes that can blur the truth about this potentially deadly disease.
Type 2 diabetes is no longer an illness for adults only. Fuelled by the surge in obesity in this country, type 2 diabetes is on the rise in adolescents and pre-teens.