Health

Feeling Dizzy or Off Balance?


Dizziness is the 2nd most common complaint heard in doctors’ offices and is the #1 complaint for individuals over age 70. Statistics reported by The National Institute of Health indicate that dizziness will occur in 69 million of the nation’s population at some point in their lives and may limit a person’s everyday living. The vestibular (balance) system...
Read More

Why You Need a Specialist


Are you missing any teeth? Removable dentures or bridgework giving you problems? Unable to eat the foods you want? The solution may be easier than you think. When you decide to take the first step towards your new smile, you need to find a specialist. Look for a doctor who is a board certified prosthodontist and...
Read More

Hearing Loss, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Dementia


Research about hearing loss and how it is related to dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease has become more common in medical journals over the past decade. Important long-term studies have revealed a very strong link between hearing loss and Alzheimer’s disease. Seniors with untreated hearing loss were found to develop dementia sooner than their normal-hearing peers. The...
Read More

Aging with Dignity Through Hospice Care


Hospice care is not about the end. It’s about life. It’s about aging with dignity and spending the time remaining where you are most comfortable, with those you love around you. Quality time with loved ones is always the ultimate goal of hospice; the ability to live the time remaining on your own terms in...
Read More

Protect Yourself Against Shingles


Each and every year pharmacies fill prescriptions for patients looking for relief from the painful effects of a shingles infection. Signs and symptoms of shingles are painful areas of rash with blisters on one side of the body or face that can last from 14-28 days. Other effects sometimes seen are fever, headache, or even...
Read More

Understanding A1C, “The Test That Does Not Lie”


“I just had my AC1, no, AC something….oh, what’s it called”. It’s that 3 month test that does not lie; I think it needs to be below 7. I don’t know what that means, but I am concerned because my doctor says it was high. Can you help me?” …said one of my patients to me...
Read More

Medicare Part B Coverage for Outpatient Therapy


Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) helps pay for medically necessary outpatient physical and occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology services. There are limits on these services when you get them from most outpatient providers.  The therapy cap limits for 2015 are $1,940 for physical therapy (PT) and speech-language pathology (SLP) services combined; and $1,940 for occupational...
Read More

A Little Known Fact: Most Insurance Plans Cover Chiropractic Care


When you visit your doctor of chiropractic, feel free to have your insurance card ready. About 30 million Americans seek chiropractic care annually, and apparently not all of them know their visits are routinely covered by major medical insurance carriers, Medicare, workers’ compensation, and even some Medicaid plans. Part of the increased availability is a result...
Read More

How to Deal With the Unwanted Side Effects of Medication


The Institute of Medicine (IOM) reports over 116 million people suffer from chronic pain. This number is referenced by dozens of medical organizations, including the National Institutes of Health and the FDA. The 116 million is considered conservative and is only a reflection of patient accounts reported to medical providers. The statistic does not include...
Read More

Using Pill Planners For Safe Medication Management


About 1 in 4 Americans don’t take their medications as prescribed, according to the Yale Medical News. Medications taken incorrectly may not work as they should and this can lead to a worsening of your condition. But there’s a simple tool that, if used properly, can help you and your loved one keep track of...
Read More
Page 1 of 3123