Depression is a very common medical problem among older adults, and is often broken down into two categories: major depression and minor depression.
Herbal medicines are the foundation of modern prescription drugs. Most medicines including valium, cholesterol medicines, digoxin and aspirin have roots in natural compounds.
Essential tremor is the most common neurological disorder found in the older adult population. It affects between 1 and 5 percent of adults over 60 years of age.
By 2050, the number of people experiencing memory loss will nearly triple due to people living longer and the aging of the baby boomer generation.
Hypothyroidism is a common disease which can cause many common symptoms. It is called the great masquerader because it can mimic many other diseases. Despite its tricks, hypothyroidism can be easy to treat.
One of my biggest challenges as I entered my mid-sixties was recognizing the physiological changes that have been occurring to my body. Something as simple as getting out of my car takes more effort than before.
Osteoporosis affects millions of people each day, but is often only diagnosed only after an injury.
It is not uncommon to hear my patients and their family members comment on the challenges in navigating our country’s complex health care system.
Glaucoma is called the “silent thief of sight” because people usually do not have any pain or symptoms from glaucoma until it has stolen a significant amount of their peripheral vision.
To stay healthy, what regular testing do you need? The answer is complicated, and it changes as new research improves our understanding of illness.