A: Nearly six million Americans are affected by congestive heart failure (CHF), and it is the leading cause of hospitalization in people age 65 and older.* “Heart failure does not mean the heart has stopped working,” said Michael Wheat, M.D. “What it means is that the heart is not pumping blood adequately through the body.”
Whiplash associated disorders (WAD) are common injuries of the neck caused by a rapid distortion of the cervical vertebrae. Such distortion occurs when the head undergoes a sudden stop while moving at speed, jarring the muscles and ligaments of the neck, which move forwards and backwards quickly. Whiplash is most typically associated with motor vehicle accidents but may also occur in sporting events (the often brutal stop tackles in football spring to mind) and falls from bicycles, chairs and horses.
Although there are many great and beneficial apps available to all of us, there are several apps that adults need to be aware of- Apps that may keep parents and those working with teens in the dark about such issues as bullying, sexting and attracting pedophiles.
- is the leading cause of death for men and women,
- costs the United States almost $109 billion dollars a year in healthcare costs, prescriptions, and lost workplace productivity.
- and is responsible for approximately one quarter of all deaths every year.
The Secured School Safety Grant program is a state grant fund that provides matching grants to school corporations, charter schools, or a coalition of school corporations and/or charter schools. These organizations can use grant funds to employ a school resource officer, conduct a threat assessment, and/or purchase equipment to restrict access to the school or expedite the notification of first responders.
Energy drinks are a multi-billion dollar industry, with annual consumption in 2010 amounting to 4 billion cans worldwide, and the numbers are ever increasing. They claim to enhance both mental and physical endurance, and there are now a number of different energy drinks on the market since the first were introduced in the 1980s, each with a slightly different combination of ingredients. However, what makes energy drinks work (and the ingredients common to all energy drinks) is relatively simple: caffeine and sugar.
The holiday season can be busy with travel and visits from family and friends who might not often see one another. This time together may raise questions about a person’s physical and cognitive health. Although some change in cognitive ability can occur with age, memory problems that impact daily living are not a part of typical aging. Recognizing the difference between typical aging and potentially more serious problems can help identify when it may be time to see a doctor.