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Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are both known for taking a terrible toll on loved ones, families and caregivers. Although the two terms are often used interchangeably, they are not the same medical condition.
Typically associated with cognitive decline due to aging, dementia is a “catch-all” term used to describe a diverse set of symptoms that include impaired thinking and memory. Alzheimer’s is actually a common cause of dementia, but it is not the only one. Others include Huntington’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. Continue reading
Whether type 1 or type 2, diabetes can be a debilitating disease – if you let it. With proper medication and a healthy lifestyle, most diabetics can go on to live normal lives and accomplish great things. Just look at some of the musicians, entertainers, politicians and athletes who have overcome their diabetes to enjoy highly successful careers. Continue reading
Hemophilia is a hereditary, lifelong bleeding disorder that can result in prolonged bleeding into muscles or joints. It typically produces problems with blood clotting, and may cause hemophiliacs to bleed longer than normal, even with minor injuries. Here are 10 things you need to know about the disease and its effects on those who have it.
1. Hemophilia is very rare, and is more prevalent in males than females. Continue reading
The heart is the most important organ in the human body. If it stops pumping oxygen-rich blood throughout the body, nothing else will work. So it pays to take a few simple steps to keep it in good operating condition. Here are five tips to achieve and maintain good heart health. Continue reading
While many people are aware of the basic concept of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the importance of finding, purchasing, and consuming non-GMO products is greatly increasing. Over 80% of the food consumed in North America contains genetically modified organisms (1), which means that unless we’re seeking out non-GMO products on a regular basis, we are likely consuming laboratory-modified foods quite consistently. So what is the best way to ensure that you are purchasing and eating non-GMO products? Continue reading