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How to Choose a Safe Sunscreen

We all know we’re supposed to wear sunscreen daily to prevent sunburns, premature aging and skin cancer, though many of us fall short of reaching that goal. Some reasons we forgo the creamy protection are that we don’t think we’re at risk, we don’t like the greasy lotion, we don’t…

Outdoor Workouts, When You Don’t Feel Like Running

We all know that most exercise is good exercise. With spring weather rolling in, you may want to know that stepping outside can enhance the benefits of your workout. Being  outside can lower stress and hypertension and improve cardiac function and immunity. It also provides your body with vitamin D…

Shore Up Your Oral Defenses for Better Health

Your parents were right. You need to brush and floss your teeth daily and thoroughly. Neglecting these healthy habits can do more than give you bad breath and cavities; your mouth is a doorway to your body. Food, water, air and germs from the outside world are invited inside you…

How to Manage Sensitive Skin

✅ This article was reviewed by Cecile Levy, MD, member of our MedShadow Medical Advisory Board. Seventy percent of adults say they have sensitive skin, according to a 2019 study. Erum Ilyas, MD, a dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology, explains that sensitive skin is not a medical condition in and of…

TikTokers Shine Light on Use of Cosmetic Fillers

When we think of TikTok, fun dances, workout moves and possibly ill-advised “challenges,” like eating Tide pods, usually come to mind. But recently, users have been uploading videos showing the potential side effects of facial fillers. Videos, like the one here, demonstrate that facial fillers are “migrating” after treatment and…

Aging- What’s Normal?

Have you heard the one about the 90-year-old patient who tells the doctor his right knee hurts? The doctor says, “You’re 90. What do you expect? You’re going to have joint pain.” The patient replies, “Well, doctor, that’s an interesting concept, but you know my left knee is the exact…

Pros & Cons of Taking CoQ10

Americans spend more than $40 billion on vitamins and supplements each year, and increasingly coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is making its way onto their shopping lists. Devotees of the supplement say it can lower blood pressure, reduce migraines, improve symptoms of Parkinson’s and depression, ward off dementia, and even halt the…

Old age isn’t for sissies

Bette Davis had it right – aging comes with its own set of problems. At least one of the problems is over-medication. It seems as if doctors are unwilling to wait and see with the elderly. Recently, a close friend nearly lost her father to side effects of drugs that…

Different side effects on seniors – who knew?

My friend is worried about her aging mother. At close to 90, the mother was still walking, energetic, and very involved with the lives of her children and friends. But my friend is concerned because the family has noticed a change recently. The mother has fallen 3 times in a…

Does Anesthesia Cause Dementia in the Elderly?

Which is true: Exposure to General Anesthesia Could Increase the Risk of Dementia in Elderly by 35 Percent, Science Daily, June 1, 2013. Or: No Link Between Anesthesia, Dementia in Elderly, Science Daily, May 1, 2013 This is so annoying. Two studies published exactly one month apart in the same…

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