Jennifer Aniston America’s favorite friend finds her happily ever after. By Nadine Bubeck The one and only Jennifer Aniston has a resume most of us common folk dream of. Not only is she America’s favorite […]
By Julie Alvira, MD, MBA There is a difference between men and women on the subject of moderate drinking. Dietary Guidelines for Americans explains that moderate alcohol consumption for healthy adults is defined as one […]
By Jana Bennett, R.Ph. Arthritis is a chronic disease of the joints, especially the weight-bearing joints, that develops when the linings of the joints degenerate resulting in decreased mobility and pain. This wear and tear […]
By Dr. Michael A Catino, MD – Texas Health Physicians Group My years providing care to seniors has taught me many things, including what is most often troubling them. Many patients come to my office […]
People are buying herbal remedies for everything from migraines to memory preservation to depression. Where once you had to see an herbalist or naturopath to get the daily dose of herbs for what ails you, herbal products are now widely available in drugstores and health food stores, making the ability to self-medicate greater than ever. But with opportunity comes a warning: mixing herbal remedies and prescription drugs could be harmful to your health. Just like drug-drug and drug-food interactions, herb-drug interactions are very common. Some herbal medicines may cancel the effect of a prescription drug, while others may reduce or exaggerate it.
Pat Colonna, writer and a senior-housing resident, recently said “Chronological age has little or nothing to do with making the decision to move to senior housing. It’s all about you.” She is absolutely right. Each individual needs to assess his/her own needs and resources before making a move. Preparing ahead is key to making the right move, at the right time, for the right reason.