While it's true that Alzheimer's disease doesn't discriminate, it's also a fact that the disease affects women much more than men. According to the Alzheimer's Association, women over the age of 65 have a one-in-six chance of developing memory loss, compared to a one-in-11 chance for men of the same age. Why is it that women have a greater risk of developing the disease than men? Researchers are still looking for the answer. But here are some clues:
During the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on Sept. 22, 1862. It became effective on Jan.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people work. Many workers have continued to go into their workplaces throughout the pandemic, adopting new health and safety measures. Others have found ways to work from home and may not have seen their coworkers or customers in person for many months. As the number of people who are vaccinated grows and the incidence of COVID-19 in the community drops, many workplaces that have been closed or operating with limited staff will reopen.
A meaningful chat with your physician could save your life—or at least help lengthen it. Even in this age of advanced scanning technology, your ability to clearly describe your health problems—and help your doctor understand them— is critical to getting the best possible care.
Here are some simple steps you can follow to ensure that you and your doctor are communicating correctly.
Meet Dr. Tasnim Khan, who recently joined Brown & Toland Physicians as medical director. A Harvard-trained physician executive with more than 25 years of medical management experience, Dr. Khan is a passionate advocate for physician wellbeing and social justice in health care.
Many people consider summer to be their favorite season. With COVID-19 restrictions being eased, many are planning to take their first vacation in more than a year. If you are preparing for summer vacation, be sure to follow these travel tips to be able to stay as safe as possible during COVID-19.
Here are some tips on how to reduce or avoid some of the most common injuries and illnesses that can occur during the summer season:
Summer is the time for picnics, BBQs, family reunions and graduation parties. With kids enjoying summer break and daylight getting longer, many people take time off for vacation and spend more time outdoors under the hot sun. However, to safely enjoy those long hours outdoors, now is a good time to remind ourselves of ways to prevent skin cancer, particularly melanoma.
Taking medications just as your doctor orders is essential.
Did you know that 50 percent of patients fail to take their medications as prescribed by their doctor and that about 20 percent of the prescriptions doctors write aren’t filled?
From mammograms to cholesterol tests, the appropriate screenings for women couldn’t be more crucial. Screening tests can catch an illness before you see signs, which will allow for treatment to start early when it matters most. Your lifestyle, health record and family history help determine what tests you need. Only you and your doctor know what’s best for you.