By Fred Cicetti  Q. Is a TIA dangerous?  TIA stands for “transient ischemic attack.” A TIA is an interruption in the flow of blood to a part of your brain. Its symptoms are the same as for a stroke. A TIA...
Special guest post by Erika Siegel, ND  Before we had lab-made medication in little plastic bottles, we relied on what came from the earth to soothe us when we had a cold or flu. We looked to plants, sunshine, fresh...
Question: I will be turning 65, just what is Medicare? (L. Del Monte, Greenacres)  Medicare is our country’s health insurance program for people 65+. You may also qualify if you have permanent kidney failure or receive disability benefits.  Parts A and...
By Fred Cicetti  Q. Is it true that pesticides are responsible for people getting Parkinson’s disease?  Although genetics is very important in Parkinson’s disease (PD), environmental exposures also increase a person’s risk of developing it. Scientists have known for some time...
Adapted from a story by Sara Moniuszko, CBS News, updated July 15, 2023  About one in five seniors say they have a sleep divorce, where they occasionally or consistently sleep in another room from their partner, according to a survey...
By Fred Cicetti  Q. Do we lose our sense of taste as we get older?  In general, sensitivity to taste gradually decreases with age. But there are some people whose taste isn’t affected by getting older.   The ability to taste food and...
By  Dale Bliss   Since its beginning, in 1953, South Florida Baptist Hospital has seen major additions, new technology and has cared for many patients. And yet, there was still more to come!     The same shovel that broke ground with the original...
Thumbnail image by Olivia Gonzalez from Pixabay By Jan Larraine Cox  You’re in charge, not your stuff! Let's find the best way to organize. First step: Meditate in order to relax your muscles and reduce your heart rate. This practice leads to increased...
By Fred Cicetti  Q. I’ve been very hungry recently. Someone told me that this is a symptom of diabetes. Is that true?  An intense hunger is one diabetes symptom. Here are others: frequent urination, strong thirst, fatigue, unintended weight loss, slow-healing...
By Fred Cicetti  When I was younger, I couldn’t get enough Chinese food. Now it just doesn’t have that zing anymore. I’m guessing it’s me, not the food, right?  As we age, our sense of taste may change, but this loss...
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