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The Chiari Malformation & Syringomyelia, hidden neurological disorders – The Neurosurgery Center of Colorado

The Chiari Malformation & Syringomyelia: Neva’s struggle to overcome these hidden neurological disorders.

Courtesy The Neurosurgery Center of Colorado
Life was good. Neva was completing her graduate studies and had recently married her childhood sweetheart. Together, they enjoyed biking and hiking and were looking forward to starting a family. Then, the headaches began. At first, it was just a dull generalized ache, then, steadily, the pain concentrated in the back of her head. When getting up, she noted a brief dizziness. She pushed on, but other symptoms began to appear. […]

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Window coverings made easy

Window coverings made easy
Indianapolis South LIVING WELL Magazine
Window covering decisions are difficult to make when you are faced with so many choices. It can be overwhelming to figure out what is best for each particular room. It is helpful and enjoyable to have a plan in place before looking at choices. […]

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How to take control of your healthcare – First Texas Home Health, LIVING WELL Magazine

How to Take Control of Your Healthcare

By Megan Adams, LMSW, First Texas Home Health, Texoma LIVING WELL Magazine
When faced with healthcare concerns, symptoms that affect your day-to-day life, or overwhelming diagnoses, patients often are left feeling powerless. As a home health social worker, I often help patients take control of their situation by partializing their problems so they are less overwhelming. […]

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How to manage your eye allergies – Elite Vision, LIVING WELL Magazine

Managing Your Eye Allergies

By LeRoy Popowski, O.D., Elite Vision, East Denver LIVING WELL Magazine
It is estimated that 120 million Americans suffer from eye (ocular) allergies and further that 95% of these people are affected by seasonal or perennial allergic conjunctivitis. The prevalence of ocular allergies has been shown to be increasing due to decreased air quality and environmental allergenic agents including pollens, grasses, dust, and pet dander. […]

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What you need to know about diverticulosis – Associates in Gastroenterology

Diverticulosis – What You Need to Know
By William W. Lunt, MD, Associates in Gastroenterology, Colorado Springs LIVING WELL Magazine
Diverticulosis is an extremely common disorder with an increased prevalence as a person ages. At age 40 only 10% of Americans have diverticula, which increases to 40% by age 60 and finally up to 70% as people reach their 80s. Most individuals remain completely asymptomatic, never knowing they have diverticula. Of those with diverticula, only 25-30% will experience any complication, which manifests as either an infection or bleeding. […]

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How participating in fun activities can keep you youthful – Caruth Haven Court

Participating in Activities You Enjoy—More Than Just Fun and Games
Courtesy Caruth Haven Court, North Dallas LIVING WELL Magazine
June feels great. She enjoys gardening, playing cards with friends on Tuesdays and Fridays at the senior center, and taking a water aerobics class at the county indoor pool. She turns 78 this year, but she feels like she’s still in her 30s. […]