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

Older Running: Start Running at Age 55 and Beyond

Lots of older folks run regularly for fitness and fun, and a large percentage of them are relatively new to the sport. Consider that more than half of participants in the annual New York City Marathon are over the age of 40, and it’s easy to see that running is a sport for all age … Continue reading Older Running: Start Running at Age 55 and Beyond

Alzheimer’s and Eye Disease

Researchers at the University of Washington and Kaiser Permanente Washington tracked more than 3,000 people for nearly 30 years in a program called adult changes in thought, or ACT. They discovered that people who developed one or more of three eye conditions had a greater chance of developing Alzheimer’s. This finding could be a big … Continue reading Alzheimer’s and Eye Disease

Worry-free dental care for children

Access to high quality, affordable dental care is an important part of a child’s growing up. From the moment that the first tooth appears, a child should receive regular dental care to ensure that their teeth remain clean and healthy! That’s why we are dedicated to providing preventive and comprehensive dental care services to children … Continue reading Worry-free dental care for children

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?

How to improve heart health

Have you recently been diagnosed with heart disease? Are you hoping to prevent future problems with your cardiovascular system? Either way, learning how to improve heart health is a smart idea – it’s also refreshingly easy! When working toward this goal, some determined souls dive in headfirst and completely revamp their lifestyle. While that is … Continue reading How to improve heart health