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by IntroductionPeople who are lucky enough to have full medical coverage may only have to contribute a small co-payment, assuming that a doctor has prescribed the need for an MRI, the insurance company approves the procedure and the patient meets pre-qualifications criteria. In the best cases, out-of-pocket expenses may be minimal.Considering, however, that there are millions of Americans who may still...
by Which would you trust more with your life: a human or a machine? Well, the US Food and Drug Administration recently approved artificial intelligence (AI) software that can interpret medical images without the help of a doctor. An Eye for an EyeIDx-DR, developed by IDx LLC, is software that has shown it can identify diabetic retinopathy in special images taken of the back of the eye. Diabetic retinopathy...
by More seniors than ever before are embracing the deep breathing, gentle stretching, and soothing mindfulness of yoga. Yoga is a safe option for remaining active well into retirement, and a yoga class is a great way to make new friends and strengthen existing friendships. While some seniors worry that yoga or other exercise regimens might not be safe as they age, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
by Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that causes memory loss, cognitive decline, and death. There is no known cure, and current treatments do little to affect disease progression. Better approaches could be on the horizon, however, and one may include use of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive agent found in marijuana.Current treatments for Alzheimer’s disease only marginally...
by Recently 5 menopause experts from different universities from the United States and Canada were asked the following question:Is hormone replacement therapy safe?Their answers prove they are no experts.Not one doctor acknowledged menopause as a disease. By definition, disease is defined by predictable signs and symptoms. The signs of menopause are predictable and universal - loss of bone density, loss...
by Manufacturers of teeth whitening products have set out to convince you that you need a whiter smile, and they’re willing to sell you all sorts of solutions. True, yellow teeth may not be as attractive as snow white ones, but neither are damaged ones. If you’ve been using whitening treatments to bleach your teeth to a perfect pearly white, you could be doing your teeth harm, especially if you are doing...
by Men have all sorts of ideas in their head about what makes for a great, epic lover that a woman’s going to really remember. And many of these are misconceptions. Men being men, often get their ideas about what women want from men’s magazines or porn - but the problem is that porn is designed for men, not women.So if you think throwing a woman around in as many different acrobatic positions as possible...
by Breakfast is the meal that breaks the fast from the night before. Some people claim they’re not hungry in the morning, or that they lack time at this hour to eat, yet others never skip this meal. Truth be told, the winner of the breakfast debate is to eat breakfast.Here’s why….Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because of its many benefits. To be clear, the type of breakfast being referred...
by We see them in movies and read about them in books. We even kid around about going through a midlife crisis when we hit the occasional tough spot in life. All jokes aside though, the midlife crisis is a very real phenomenon and the sudden behavioral changes that come with it can be very worrisome for those of us who have to watch our loved ones struggle. Is There an Imposter Living in Your House? He’s...
by About 37 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches; with women more affected than men. In 2016, migraines affected over a billion people worldwide. With symptoms that include severe and debilitating headache, nausea (often accompanied by vomiting), light and noise sensitivity, and difficulty speaking, migraines are one of the top 10 causes of disability. About 2% of the population suffers from...
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