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Grinding Your Teeth? Here’s Help

January 20, 2022 — Do you wake up with a tired or sore jaw in the morning? It could be a sign that you’re grinding or clenching your teeth at night. Over time, this can damage your teeth and lead to jaw problems. It can cause teeth to crack, loosen, and even fall out. Teeth grinding and clenching—also called... Read More

Taking Care of Your Eyes as You Grow Older

January 5, 2022 — January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States. Unfortunately, it has no early symptoms — that’s why half of people with glaucoma don’t know they have it. The only way to find out if you have glaucoma is to get a comprehensive dilated eye exam. There’s no cure for glaucoma, but early treatment... Read More

Some Sleep Apnea Symptoms Can Mimic Alzheimer’s

December 5, 2021 — “She thought she had Alzheimer’s, but it was really sleep apnea,” said a headline in the Bangor Daily News in October. The article went on to describe how, after living for over 10 years with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, a 78-year-old woman discovered she was actually suffering from sleep apnea. “Donna Beveridge began to notice that... Read More

These Foods Will Reduce Your ‘Bad’ Cholesterol Level

October 12, 2021 — Many people try to avoid increasing their LDL or “bad” cholesterol level. One common way is to avoid eating foods that contain saturated fats or trans fats, including egg yolks, liver and other organ meats, shrimp, deep-fried foods, and whole milk dairy products. Fortunately, improving your cholesterol doesn’t have to be all about saying “no”... Read More

How the Senses of Smell and Taste Change as We Age

August 5, 2021 — It’s not your imagination – food may not smell or taste as good as it used to. The changes in your senses may be due to long- or short-term causes that can happen to anyone as they age.   What causes loss of smell? Many problems cause a loss of smell that lasts for a short... Read More

Four Good Reasons to See an Ophthalmologist

June 21, 2021 — If you’re like most Americans surveyed in a recent Harris Poll, you probably thought you would notice a change in your vision if you had an eye disease. The fact is, some of the leading causes of blindness—such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy—can begin without any symptoms. That’s why the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)... Read More

Recognizing Depression in Older People

May 12, 2021 — This past year brought many challenges and obstacles that tested people’s strength and resiliency. The pandemic forced us to cope with situations we may never have imagined, and a lot of us struggled with our mental health as a result. Many people found themselves dealing with mental health problems for the first time. May is... Read More

Go Ahead – Cut a Rug!

April 20, 2021 — It’s spring, people are getting vaccinated against COVID-19, and the U.S. is slowly coming back to life after having been through so much loss. You won’t be alone if you feel downright giddy, or if you feel like celebrating! Dancing is a fun way to celebrate – and it’s also good for you. What’s that?... Read More

Pandemic Spotlights the Importance of Brain Health

April 5, 2021 — Besides COVID-19’s widely known effects on lungs and breathing, a new report says the pandemic has taken a widespread toll on mental well-being, which affects brain health. Think of all the ways the pandemic has changed people’s lives – heightened health risks, uncertainty, less social engagement, new routines and economic hardship. All of it together... Read More

Are You at Risk for Diabetes?

March 19, 2021 — March 23 is the annual Diabetes Alert Day®. Created by the American Diabetes Association, this special day is meant to be a “wake-up call” that focuses on the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of understanding your risk. More than 34 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. Read on to find out whether you... Read More