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You know every detail of your parents’ first date and have your grandmother’s lefse recipe committed to memory. But when your doctor asks if anyone in your family has had heart disease, you draw a blank.
Menopause can be a blessing for those with a history of heavy periods and pelvic pain, but it also can be a curse for others with new-onset, frequent disturbing hot flashes, drenching sweats, sleepless nights, horrible mood swings, vaginal dryness and urinary disturbances.
A Mayo Clinic study asking participants 70 and older how their memory now compared with their memory of the past indicated that four out of five had trouble remembering people’s names.
Did you know that by the time most of us reach the age of 30, our bones have already started to gradually lose their mass? This is one of the first signs of osteoporosis.
When I say “Let's talk turkey,” it isn’t about how to prepare the meat, but rather, how to use the holidays as a time to start talking to your provider and family members about your end-of-life wishes.
As time goes on, it is important to think about taking responsibility to care for our aging parents. It is difficult for most people to think about, which is why it sometimes can be poorly handled. It may come sooner for others; but, there may come a time when our parents need us.
Do you have large and painful veins in your legs? Does standing or sitting for long periods of time at work seem to aggravate them? Do you just have aching and pain in your legs, but don’t see an obvious problem?
Let’s talk turkey. And, no, I don’t mean gobbling like that festive holiday bird. I mean use the holidays, when family members are gathered, to go beyond the “How ’bout them Packers?” discussion. Use that precious time to speak honestly and openly about your end-of-life wishes.
Like everyone, Katherine Schmitz has good days and bad days — but the bad days are what worry her family and medical team. That's when her medical providers recommended she try Telehealth, a home monitoring program.
Darlene Evenson of Holmen sounds a bit like Goldilocks when she talks about the process of finding a medication to treat her rheumatoid arthritis. “The first one hurt my liver, the second hurt my eyes,” she says. And the third one? Just right.
When Sandra Carter was told in January that she needed rotator cuff surgery on her shoulder, she was worried. She didn't need to be because she was in good hands.