Health & Wellness

Everyday adults get concussions too

So much of the concussion discussion today focuses on youth athletes, but hundreds of thousands of adults sustain concussions each year as a result of the every day hazards of life. The reality is that concussions can happen anytime, anywhere. We’re all vulnerable.

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Prediabetes

By Davina Hayes Dansby, M.D.

Diabetes is one of the country’s fastest growing epidemics.  According to the CDC, 29 million Americans are affected with diabetes and 86 million are living with prediabetes.  Unfortunately, 90 percent of persons with prediabetes are unaware of their diagnosis. The good news you may ask?  Both conditions can be effectively managed with lifestyle changes.

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Your breasts go through many changes during life, including puberty, menstruation, having a baby and the natural aging process. 

Amidst all of these changes, it is essential that you pay close attention to what is normal for your breasts. 

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Tall tales about cataract surgery
By M. Allison Roensch, MD

Tall Tale: My cataract has to be “ripe” before I can have surgery

Truth: Cataracts do not have to reach a particular maturity level. The right time to inquire about cataract surgery is when you notice problems with your vision. Most people need surgery when the cataract interferes with their vision for work, play and other daily tasks. 

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Style is an individual concept.  We recognize the bell bottoms, leg warmers and pillbox hats of the clothing industry.  We can also recognize hairstyles when we remember the wedge, the curly perm, and the notorious "Rachel" of the '90s.  Many men and women choose to color their hair over time which is a style of aging, but many don't realize that caring for the face is also a style that can be a choice.

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