As a very common condition associated with aging, Parkinson’s disease will affect as many as 1% of those over the age of 60. With the degradation of mental and physical capabilities associated with the disease, ongoing efforts to find better medications are crucial.
Archive for March, 2010
With more than 100,000 deaths and 1.5 million injured in the US annually as a result of drug interactions, the problem of preventing such damage to patient health is a very serious one. To date, however, no simple solutions have been identified to resolve the problem.
Rarely do we think of the consequences that might result were our bodies not held together as well as they are. For some people with connective tissue disorders such as Marfan Syndrome, the most severe implications of a body that does not resist the forces and strains of everyday can be fatal.
Somewhere between benign and malignant tumors, there exists the poorly named precancerous tumor, a confusing concept to many a patient. However, the concept would not be as confusing as it is if a better name was chosen for these sorts of potentially dangerous growths.
Though most of us know someone who is losing their hearing as they age, and understand it to be a standard part of aging, the reason why we lose our hearing has largely been a mystery. However, research is starting to better understand the reasons.
Though prostate cancer is the number 2 cancer killer of men and it has both genetic and age related risks, reducing one’s personal risk of developing this very common cancer is still possible. The key is to understand the risk factors.