Medical conditions

Alzheimer’s or Absentmindedness?

By Ian Wiseman Understanding normal forgetting Have you ever been in the embarrassing situation when you are about to introduce a friend you have known for many years and then can’t remember their name? Known as ‘the tip of the … Continue reading

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Try some smile therapy…with a pencil

By Ian Wiseman We all experience ‘down’ days. Feeling down occasionally and experiencing a low mood is a normal part of life.* If you are not feeling good, get a pencil and hold it between your teeth but not touching … Continue reading

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Feeling blue? Try these ‘mood elevators’

By Ian Wiseman Feeling down occasionally is a normal part of life and when we experience a low mood there is often a tendency to question our sense of self-worth. The more miserable we feel, the more twisted our thinking … Continue reading

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Stroke warning: signs and symptoms

Image courtesy of http://www.strokeassociation.org  How do I know I am having a stroke? How can I avoid having a stroke? Most strokes are caused by a blockage in an artery that carries blood to the brain. By getting treatment immediately … Continue reading

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Hearing loss

Hearing loss is one of the most common conditions affecting older adults. One in three people older than 60 and half of those older than 85, have hearing loss. Hearing problems can be frustrating, embarrassing, and even dangerous. The most … Continue reading

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Osteoporosis

It is estimated that one in three women and one in five men over the age of 50 will have a fracture mainly as a result of this bone-weakening disorder. Certain types of exercise may strengthen muscles and bones, while … Continue reading

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Shingles

Shingles is very common with an estimated one in four people being affected by it at some point in their life. Shingles causes a painful rash of small blisters that appear on one side of the body, often in a … Continue reading

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Headache

Is it perhaps a tension headache, migraine, sinusitis or I should I see my doctor? This Harvard School of Medicine input will help answer your questions about the different types of headaches and possible treatment options. Headache overview

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Epilepsy

Epilepsy is defined as a tendency to have recurrent epileptic seizures that arise primarily as a result of a disturbance of brain functions. The majority of those who develop epilepsy face a good prognosis, with seizures coming under control with … Continue reading

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Digestive disorders

Our digestive system is amazing in that it is virtually in constant use. Yet all we seem to have to do to keep it in shape, is to take an antacid occasionally if we have indigestion. However, conditions such as … Continue reading

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