Alzheimer's: The Quick Guide To Understanding The Disease
25 February 2015
While as many as five million Americans are battling this disease on a daily basis, the disease itself can still seem unknown and frightening. Below is a quick guide to understanding Alzheimer's Disease.
What Is Alzheimer's?
Alzheimer's disease is a neurological disorder that affects the memory and general mental functions. It is progressive, meaning it worsens over time and does not relapse or "get better."
Alzheimer's is not simply age-related memory loss—instead, it's a disease that leads to brain cell death and deterioration in daily functioning.
What You Should Not Do When You Have Asthma
13 February 2015
When you are diagnosed with asthma, a chronic respiratory disease that involves the involuntary constriction and closing of the bronchial tubes and which hinders breathing, you may not know what you should do to make your condition better. You are likely tempted to completely alter everything in your life to avoid any future asthma attacks or flareups, or even to just ignore the problem entirely in an attempt to prove how tough you are.
Cataract Surgery: What To Expect Before, During And After The Procedure
9 February 2015
Cataracts can greatly impact your ability to see the world clearly as the natural lens that covers your eye becomes cloudy. Thankfully, ophthalmologists can surgically restore your vision by replacing this natural lens with an artificial one. Knowing what to expect both during and after this procedure can help you to better understand the benefits and risks associated with cataract surgery and ultimately determine if this procedure is right for you.
Your Smartphone May Aid You In Preventive Skin Care
5 February 2015
About 5 million people are treated for skin cancer in the United States each year, according to The Skin Cancer Foundation. In fact, in the past 30 years, more people have been diagnosed with skin cancer than all other kinds of cancer combined. Skin cancer, unlike most other types of cancer, is preventable by using sunscreen, limiting sun exposure and staying away from tanning beds. Visiting your dermatologist regularly is a key component of skin cancer prevention, but certain smartphone apps might help reduce your risk, as well.