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New Image Dental on how tooth loss and dentures can affect your health – LIVING WELL Magazine

TOOTH LOSS, DENTURES & how it could AFFECT YOUR HEALTH!
Courtesy New Image Dental, East Denver LIVING WELL Magazine
Dr. Charlie Mayo, founder of the famous Mayo Clinic, said: “Without teeth there cannot be good digestion. Without good digestion, there cannot be good nutrition. Without good nutrition, there cannot be health.” If you’ve lost teeth, you may have or may be considering dentures or partial dentures. […]

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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services on what you need to know about vascular disease – LIVING WELL Magazine

Vascular Disease – What you need to know

By Chris Valentine, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services
What if you had the opportunity to sit down with a vascular surgeon, have a cup of coffee and ask him about vascular disease? Would you seize the opportunity? I had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Thomas Crepps, Jr., a vascular surgeon at Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, and ask him a few questions to find out what all of us should know about vascular disease. […]

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Are all assisted living facilities the same? Rambling Oaks answers – LIVING WELL Magazine

Are all Assisted Living Facilities the same?

By Nicol Smith, Rambling Oaks, Collin and Denton LIVING WELL Magazines
The decision to leave your home and move into an assisted living community is a difficult and life changing experience. The same amount of thought and consideration should be put into which community is right for you or your loved one as purchasing a new home. Assisted livings are designed to provide seniors assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). These usually include providing three meals per day, transportation, medication assistance, weekly housekeeping and laundry services, activities, and so much more. It is important to note, however, that not all assisted living communities are the same. […]

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Goldberg Law on how the new tax laws affect you – LIVING WELL Magazine

THE NEW TAX LAW – What it means to You

By Douglas G. Goldberg, Esq., Colorado Springs LIVING WELL Magazine

On December 17, 2010, Congress passed, and President Obama signed, the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (the “Act”). This article provides a brief summary of the Act in the areas of income, estate, gift and generation skipping taxes. […]

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Advanced Eye Care talks visual field tests – LIVING WELL Magazine

Performing the Visual Field Test

Courtesy Advanced Eye Care, Denton LIVING WELL Magazine

The visual field test measures your peripheral vision, also called your side vision. Many diseases can reduce your peripheral vision. To diagnose and treat these conditions, we must carefully measure the peripheral vision. Your peripheral vision is measured with a special test called a visual field test. […]

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North Texas Family Medicine: What you need to know about andropause – LIVING WELL Magazine

What you need to know about andropause
By Lisa Houk, FNP, BC, Nurse Practitioner, North Texas Family Medicine, Texoma LIVING WELL Magazine
You laughed about it when you were younger, but now you seem to be fighting the urge to dye your hair and buy something that goes really fast. Natural decline in testosterone can lead to many normal body changes. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 4.5 million men have symptoms of low testosterone, yet only 5-10% seek treatment. […]

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Transition Care: Life after a Hospital Stay – LIVING WELL Magazine

Transition Care: Life after a Hospital Stay
By Amanda Romano, Scottsdale LIVING WELL Magazine

Very few problems arise that present the same level of concern as an unforeseen, unexpected event that lands a senior loved one in critical care. It can happen without warning, and unfortunately, the lingering effects often last a lifetime. Regardless of whether it’s a minor issue or something more serious like a fall, heart attack or stroke, any health-related event presents a series of challenges for not only the affected individual, but for the family charged to care for them as well. […]