Should You Keep Your Dentist Appointment or Stay Away?

Spring is headed our way, along with hay fever, allergies, and occasionally even that last winter cold. If you are due for your six-month dental checkup but have come down with the sniffles, how do you know whether or not it’s best to skip your dentist appointment?

How Much Do You Know about "Bioidentical" Hormones?

Although many menopausal women are taking so-called “bioidentical hormones,” they may not understand the risk of these unapproved treatments, according to the North American Menopause Society.

The Best Medicine for Diabetic Macular Edema?

Researchers have determined that the drug Eylea, used to treat diabetic macular edema, is more effective than two other medicines in severe cases. However, the other two drugs, Avastin and Lucentis,  also work well.

The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, is the first to compare the efficacy of the drugs.

Popular Supplements that Work

By Diane Blum

You hear a lot these days about supplements. But do they work, and should people take them?

Most nutrition experts agree that the best way to get your recommended daily nutrients is by eating healthy, whole foods. Whole foods are lean meats, seafood and poultry, leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds, fruits and complex carbohydrates.

When One Spouse Stops Driving, Both Suffer Negative Consequences

When one elderly spouse hangs up the car keys, both partners are less likely to work or volunteer, according to a study done at the University of Missouri-Columbia and published in February 2015 in the journal Research on Aging. The researcher recommends that the elderly, and their adult children, carefully discuss and plan for the transition to driving cessation.


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