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Posts By: Magda Ghabras, M.D., D.O.

In the United States, it has been estimated that roughly 30 million people (approximately 9 percent of the total population) have diabetes. These numbers have been steadily trending upward for decades and the cause is generally attributed to rising rates of obesity and the increasing consumption of sugars and highly processed foods. Additionally, aging can…


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Categories:  General Health

One of the biggest challenges facing Americans as they age is the cost of their prescription medications. And this is a problem that doesn’t look like it will go away anytime soon as prices continue to increase. According to a 2016 AARP survey of nearly 2,000 adults over the age of 50, 81 percent of…


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Categories:  General Health

The rate of seniors who will deal with vision loss is expected to double by 2030, according to The Special Report on Aging. Seniors often are at greater risk for age-related eye diseases like cataract and macular degeneration. Cataract, the most common cause of blindness, occurs when the lenses of the eye become cloudy. Macular…


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Exercise can help you live younger, and now a new study indicates it also may keep your memory sharp as you age. The study, conducted by Boston University researchers, involved older adults age 55 to 74 and younger adults age 18 to 31. Researchers had study participants walk and jog on a treadmill and assessed…


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Categories:  MetroHealth News

We’re all guilty of it. We get a feeling of fullness in our ears and reach for a Q-tip. But that moment of sweet relief could be doing your ears more harm than good. The American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAOHNS) recently updated its clinical guidelines to help clinicians identify…


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Categories:  MetroHealth News

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