Chronic Diseases

Diabetes Lab Tests 101

If your healthcare provider thinks you may have type II diabetes, what tests need to be run to make a diagnosis? If you have type II diabetes, what tests can help you manage your glucose levels? Tests that Diagnose Type 2 Diabetes Your healthcare provider can use 1 or more […]

My Spelling is Slipping – Healthy Aging Brain or Sign of Dementia?

As we age, it’s sometimes difficult to know which changes are normal and which aren’t. We expect the wrinkles and weaker muscles. We don’t like them, but we expect them. Mental changes, however, can be much more alarming. In case you’re worried, these three age-related symptoms are perfectly normal: Some […]

What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a disease that causes the bones to become weaker and more likely to break. It was once thought to be a “woman’s disease”, since it affects about 1 in 4 women aged 65 and over. It’s now recognized that about 1 in 20 men aged 65 and over […]