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Understanding & Participating in Clinical Trials

Understanding & Participating in Clinical Trials Clinical trials are a vital part of medical research and treatment; it’s literally how we discover innovations and breakthroughs from confirming a vaccine is effective to curing cancer. But there are not enough people who sign up to take part in them: 37% of proposed clinical trials don’t enroll… Read More

Patient Power

Patient Power We all know how important healthcare appointments are to our ongoing wellbeing. We also know how hectic the day is for our medical providers; the average amount of time doctors spend with patients is under 19 minutes. In this rapid healthcare environment, how can you get the care you need? Two words: patient… Read More

The People in Your Aging Neighborhood

The People in Your Aging Neighborhood As we journey through the various stages of life, our needs, concerns, and health considerations evolve. Aging can bring about unique challenges and require specialized care and support. However, most don’t know about these professionals until we need to interact with them. In the spirit of Sesame Street’s “The… Read More

Glaucoma: The Silent Thief of Sight

Glaucoma: The Silent Thief of Sight It may be easy to overlook vision health, especially if you’re not having any problems with your eyesight. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month which serves as an important reminder, particularly for older adults, to prioritize eye health. Glaucoma, often termed the “silent thief of sight,” can start “stealing” your… Read More

What Is Hospice Care?

What Is Hospice Care? End-of-life is one of the most vulnerable times for patients and their loved ones. The entire situation—including the decisions and emotions—can be overwhelming. Thankfully, there is a healthcare service dedicated to helping people in these very moments of crisis: hospice care. What is hospice care? Hospice care is specialty medical care… Read More

Immunizations Are Not Just For Kids

Immunizations Are Not Just For Kids When you think of getting a vaccination shot, do you immediately remember your childhood? It’s not surprising. After all, one of Normal Rockwell’s most famous paintings is a boy waiting in the doctor’s office, looking at the posted medicine license while the practitioner readies a shot. But the truth… Read More

Do You Really Need Supplements?

Get extreme energy! Melt your fat with this secret ingredient! Doctors won’t tell you about this amazing herb!  Sometimes it can feel like supplement bottles are yelling at us from the shelves of our local pharmacy. Some make some pretty big claims about how the capsules inside will solve all sorts of health problems and… Read More

Understanding Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, a good time to revisit the symptoms and risk factors for “the sneak thief of sight.” The most common form of glaucoma, primary open-angle glaucoma, usually has no symptoms in the early stages. As many as… Read More

Questions to Ask When Choosing a New Doctor

Older adults may have a long-term primary care physician with whom they have developed a trusting relationship. But as we get older, there are many reasons why we may need to find a new doctor. After all, doctors and other care providers do retire. Patients may move or change insurance plans. Doctors can choose not… Read More

Family Health History for a Healthier You!

Wintertime plus holidays means lots of cozy time with loved ones and a perfect time for telling stories…about family health history! Family health history is important to your health more than you might imagine. Many diseases and chronic conditions are linked to genetics and can be inherited. Family members might also share the same food… Read More