The Fourth of July is nearing, one of the three big holidays known for barbecues, along with Memorial Day and Labor Day. The centerpiece of all the picnics and backyard parties nearly always includes the distinctive aroma of various grilled meats wafting over the festivities, whetting appetites for whatever’s “on the barbie.”
For years, the medical community has been touting statins as the silver bullet to save lives, but a report last month in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) only served to cloud the picture further.
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.
How have you been feeling lately? Tired and achy? Having trouble getting to sleep or waking up? Are you craving salt and sugar? Moody? Losing weight without dieting? Lightheaded? Have you been losing body hair or experiencing skin discoloration?
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.
A new study from John’s Hopkins University released this month projects that the number of adults suffering from hearing loss is expected to double, from 44.1 million people in 2020 to 73.5 million by 2060. That is 15% of adults ages 20 and older to 22.6%, according to a report published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The hearing loss studied was defined as “mild to moderate.”