What’s the best way to teach language to people with aphasia? Over 1 million people in the United States have aphasia according to the National Aphasia Association. Aphasia is a language impairment that happens when the language center of the brain is damaged from a stroke or hemorrhage. Because of this damage, someone with aphasia … Continue reading “A New Way to Teach Language to People with Aphasia”
The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck. Although relatively small, the thyroid plays a huge role in the body, influencing the function of many important organs, including the heart, brain, liver, kidneys, and skin. Talk with your healthcare provider about whether your thyroid is healthy and functioning properly.
The latest consumer technology was on show this week in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show. At this annual show, people can learn more about the latest consumer technology that has the potential to change lives. Here are four things that might help you. Balance yourself Balance is important to senior health. According to … Continue reading “The Latest Consumer Technology from Las Vegas”
Donating blood saves many lives and improves health for many people. According to the World Health Organization, “blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person — the gift of life. A decision to donate your blood can save a life, or even several if your blood is separated into its … Continue reading “Honoring National Blood Donor Month”
The FDA recently granted new use for diabetes drug Farxiga. There are 30 million people living with type 2 diabetes in the U.S. Heart failure, before heart attack or stroke, is one of the earliest cardiovascular complications for them. But there is new hope now. Recent research shows that the diabetes drug Farxiga can reduce … Continue reading “New Use for Diabetes Drug Gives Hope to Diabetes Patients”
More than 10 million Americans have osteoporosis. And many don’t know it. What are the facts about osteoporosis? How can you treat this disease? What is osetoprosis? Osteoporosis means “porous bones.” Bones are made up of collagen and calcium phosphate. Collagen provides the basic framework. Calcium phosphate hardens the bone. From the age of about … Continue reading “Facts About Osteoporosis: What it is and how to treat it.”
With the holidays approaching, you want to make sure that you are practicing these essential sleep habits. Quality sleep can protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety. Without enough quality sleep, you could increase your risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke. Essential sleep habits for … Continue reading “Essential Sleep Habits for the Holiday Season”