Protecting Our Senses as We Grow Older

Protecting Our Senses as We Grow Older

Sight, Smell, Hearing, Taste, Touch Tens of millions of Americans suffer age-related losses in at least 1 of their senses, according to a University of Chicago study. “People are living longer than ever before in history and with these extended life expectancies comes the likelihood of sensory decline,” Dr. Gary Small, director of the UCLA […]

Understand Why and When You’re Having an Allergy

Understand Why and When You’re Having an Allergy

Allergies appear when the immune system reacts to a foreign substance such as pollen, bee venom, pet hair or a certain type of food, in this case, your immune system produces antibodies that identify a particular allergen as harmful, even if it is not. When you come into contact with the allergen, the reaction of […]

Climate Change To Lengthen Allergy Season

Climate Change To Lengthen Allergy Season

Every year, without fail, summer brings changes to our surroundings: more sunlight, heat, greenness, and flowers, among many others. For some people, these changes also mean increasing physical discomfort because along with the flowers, trees and grass come pollen. The discomfort caused by pollen can be felt by many people, like watery eyes or a […]

Get Pets Blood Tested Prior To Adoption For Asthma

Get Pets Blood Tested Prior To Adoption For Asthma

New blood tests may help healthcare providers identify if patients are sensitized. Scanning up to 11 different molecular allergen component proteins found in dogs, cats, or horses. The assays analyze sensitivity to specific proteins found in the skin, fur and saliva of animals. ImmunoCAP Allergen Components test for Furry Animal have been cleared safe. By […]

Spring is Here, Allergies are Too

Spring is Here, Allergies are Too

Spring is Here, Allergies are Too According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the US. Pollen is one of the most common allergens in America. Nearly 50-M people in the US suffer from nasal allergies and as many as 30% of adults […]

What Your Eyes Say About Your Health

What Your Eyes Say About Your Health

What Your Eyes Say About Your Health Our eyes are a window to our health, they can signal health problems, and a simple eye exam can alert doctors to many dangerous, even potentially fatal medical problems. Open your eyes, and take a look in the mirror, and see what your eyes tell you: Bugged: Bulging or […]

Spices Are More Than Flavorings, They Are Also Medicine

Spices Are More Than Flavorings, They Are Also Medicine

Spices Are More Than Flavorings, They Are Also Medicine Shakespeare recognized this fact when he wrote in Hamlet: “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray, love, remember.” More than 400 yrs later, scientific studies have confirmed that rosemary may indeed help preserve cognitive function. “You cannot go wrong with herbs and spices,” says Dr. Wendy Bazilian, […]