Most people are aware that the risk of debilitating fracture increases with advancing age. However, the scope of this problem is even greater than many realize. According to ProMedica orthopedic surgeon Jeffrey Bair, MD, one in three women and one in five men will experience what is known as a fragility fracture—defined as a fracture that results from a fall from standing height or less—over the course of their lifetime. In fact, studies have revealed that there are more cases of fragility fracture each year than heart attack, stroke, or breast cancer.
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The cancers leukemia and lymphoma are very often lumped together in conversations and medical literature. The reason being, both are considered “blood cancers,” separate and distinct from the so-called solid-tumor cancers (despite the fact that they can cause tumors as well). So in what ways are these two cancers similar and how do they differ?
In the August issue of Healthy Living News, Dr. Wade Banker of Luxe Laser Vein & Body Center shared his insights on the benefits of hormone replacement therapy. Based on the overwhelming response and the number of inquiries he has since received on the topic, it’s clear that interest in hormone replacement therapy runs high in our community. So, to build on the information in last month’s article, what follows are the most common questions Dr. Banker has received on this subject along with his expert answers:
Q: I just returned from a family visit at my sister’s house, and I was sad to witness my niece eating dinner by herself. She said it bothered her to hear forks and knives scratching against the dishes. My sister indicated my niece suffered from misophonia. Could you please tell me a little bit about misophonia and what can be done to treat it? It’s so sad to see the family separated, even from a seemingly simple activity like dinner.
This month I want to share thoughts on three areas: balance, dizziness, and concussions.
A balance disorder is a condition that makes you feel unsteady or dizzy. If you are standing, sitting, or lying down, you might feel as if you are moving, spinning, or floating. If you are walking, you might suddenly feel as if you are tipping over.
Turn to this tantalizing column each month for a healthy, flavorful recipe from Walt Churchill’s Market—like this one for Baked Eggplant Parmesan.
Baked Eggplant Parmesan
3 eggplant, peeled and thinly sliced
For some, summertime means a more lenient dress code at work, flexible hours, and visits to the local ice cream store. For some, summer starts when they eat watermelon at a family picnic, spitting the seeds out on the lawn as far as they can. For others it’s the Fourth of July fireworks, a grilled hamburger or hotdog and fresh sweet corn, and then reading a book outside on their deck or lawn chair. But they’re wrong.