Understanding Arthritis


Susan Nesci – Chief Public Health and Policy Officer with the Arthritis Foundation joined us to update and inform on what many people do not generally know about types of arthritis and new developments. Discussed are details of such arthritic conditions as Gout. The importance and use of canes. Every 1 pound of weight equals […]

Underactive Thyroid and Pregnancy

“When women think about pregnancy, the thyroid gland is seldom the first thing that leaps to mind. Nestled in the neck, the gland makes hormones that govern metabolism, helping to regulate body weight, heart rate and a host of other factors.” “Prenatal Testing of Thyroid Is Debated” discusses the risks associated with thyroid disorders during […]

ADHD Stresses a Marriage

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Attention Disorders Can Take a Toll on MarriageDoes your husband or wife constantly forget chores and lose track of the calendar? Do you sometimes feel that instead of living with a spouse, you’re raising another child? Your marriage may be suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Spouses with attention deficit, meanwhile, […]

Hospital Delirium and the Elderly

“Thousands of tiny little creatures,” he said, “some on horseback, waving arms, carrying weapons like some grand Renaissance battle,” were trying to turn people “into zombies.” Their leader was a woman “with no mouth but a very precisely cut hole in her throat.” No one who knows Justin Kaplan would ever have expected this. A […]

“Scleroderma: The Underdiagnosed Autoimmune Disease Affecting Seniors”

Most people haven’t heard of the autoimmune disease known as scleroderma. While it is not very widespread compared to many other conditions and illnesses, scleroderma does affect more than 300,000 Americans. Since scleroderma can manifest in elderly adults, their family caregivers and home care providers should become more familiar with the disease and be on […]