Your primary care doctors at MD 2.0 in Jupiter, know that many of our patients experience differing types and degrees of insomnia at all ages, but quality sleep becomes more elusive in older people. Now a new study published in the journal Neuron this month explains why. Popular wisdom until now has held that older adults sleep less because they need less sleep, but that is not the case. The Sleep Foundation says that older people need the same seven-to-nine hours of sleep as everyone else. The problem is, they can’t get it.
For years, pregnant women were told to avoid exercise because of perceived danger to the fetus. But this month, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released a new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that has attributed those recommendations, along with the simultaneous recommendation for women increase calorie intake during their pregnancies, to the rising worldwide epidemic of obesity.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report this month showing that seniors are experiencing concussions and other brain injuries at unprecedented rates, leading to increased emergency room visits, hospitalizations and deaths.
Your concierge medical doctors at MD 2.0 in Jupiter, FL, want you to know that nuts are not just for snacking on at parties. Several studies have shown that all types of nuts can help improve your general health. From weight control to heart health, and even lower cancer risk, those little tree fruits can make a real difference in your overall well-being.
When actress Carrie Fisher died in January, her mother, Debbie Reynolds, took it especially hard.
“I just want to be with Carrie,” Todd Fisher said were his mother’s last words. Reynolds, 84, died the day after her daughter’s death, reportedly of a stroke.
Was this just a sad coincidence, or can grief really kill a person? Actually, it can, either quickly, as in Reynolds’ case, or over a relatively brief period of time.
Although New Year’s resolutions are sometimes seen as an exercise in futility, research shows that approximately 45% of those who make them are still sticking with them six months later.
There is nothing wrong with using the start of a brand-new year to turn the page on old health habits and create new ones. But while approximately 40% of adults say they make New Year’s resolutions, fewer focus on helping their children use this practice to initiate new health habits.
You’ve heard the old expression, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Well, your concierge physicians at MD 2.0 Jupiter wouldn’t go that far; apples are definitely good for you, and are certainly part of the balanced diet you need to stay healthy. But if you really wish to reap a host of health benefits at low risk and even lower cost, consider taking an aspirin a day.
There’s no getting around it: It’s that time of year. Even here in South Florida, colds peak through the winter months. And of course you’ve heard the old saying: “They can put a man on the moon, but they can’t cure the common cold.” It’s true. We can’t. So the second-best alternative is to avoid them altogether.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that adults average two or three colds per year, with even more in children. It also notes that most people contract their colds during winter and spring, but that colds are a year-round curse. They’re the main reason people miss school and work, according to the CDC.