Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Crucial for Planning and Treatment

By Dr. Gary Small Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, but dementia from Alzheimer’s continues to be underdiagnosed and underreported. In fact, according to a U.S. survey conducted by the Alzheimer’s Association, almost half of patients with AD are already in the moderate to severe stages by … Continue reading Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Crucial for Planning and Treatment

Can people really die of a broken heart?

By Karen Stafford, LSCSW Grief is a normal reaction to loss, and sometimes it feels as if your heart is breaking.  But can people really die of a broken heart? According to the American Heart Association (AHA), broken heart syndrome, also called stress-induced cardiomyopathy or takotsubo cardiomyopathy, does actually occur.  It causes sudden, intense chest … Continue reading Can people really die of a broken heart?

New health and wellness info at the library

By Kelly Barker   Fulfill your prescription for information at the library’s Health Information Neighborhood, where wellness knowledge is at your fingertips.   The Beautiful Cure: The Revolution in Immunology and What It Means for Your Health by Daniel M. Davis, Health Information Neighborhood 616.079 DAV In The Beautiful Cure, leading immunologist Daniel M. Davis … Continue reading New health and wellness info at the library

Vision and ADD/ADHD In Children

Many of the symptoms of ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) that impact a child’s school performance are also common symptoms of an untreated vision problem, and children with vision problems are twice as likely to be diagnosed with ADHD as children with normal vision.  Some examples of symptoms common to … Continue reading Vision and ADD/ADHD In Children

Drug Use and Dysfunctional Sleep

By Rebecca Maltby Sleep is an important part of daily functioning. The lack of sleep can cause individuals to be irritable, lack concentration, and make it difficult to make decisions. Poor decisions can lead to problems with friends, family or even lead to legal difficulties. Sleep can be impacted not only by stimulant drugs such … Continue reading Drug Use and Dysfunctional Sleep