What Is Dementia and What Should You Know About It?

While often incorrectly considered a disease, dementia actually refers to a group of symptoms which negatively affect memory and social abilities, resulting in an interference with daily functioning.  Primarily, problems with memory and impaired judgment or language are the two major areas affected by dementia.  However, numerous other causes and symptoms of dementia exist, which can make diagnosis and treatment difficult or even impossible.

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Back for the Future: Tips to Prevent a Life of Lumbar Pain

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons has reported that nearly 80% of all people will experience some form of severe back pain in their lives, and is the most common place people get hurt at work.
Back injury is commonly caused by improper lifting technique, repetitive straining, or sudden force, but even poor posture or ergonomically incorrect seating can lead to pain. [Read more...]

Even more bad news on supplements: testosterone treatment linked to heart attacks | American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)

Even more bad news on supplements: testosterone treatment linked to heart attacks | American Council on Science and Health (ACSH).

FDA Approves Auxilium’s Peyronie’s Drug; Non-surgical Treatment Option Now Available

Today the FDA announced that they have approved Xiaflex, a drug that helps treat Peyronie’s disease in men.

However, the story doesn’t start here. A few weeks ago in New Orleans, Auxilium announced new data presented from its IMPRESS (The Investigation for Maximal Peyronie’s Reduction Efficacy and Safety Studies) trials assessing Xiaflex for the treatment of Peyronie’s disease (PD) at the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA) 19th Annual Fall Scientific Meeting. [Read more...]

Florida Blue Florida Classic Advances Health Education While Giving Back to Community

This Saturday, November 23, the 35th annual Florida Classic will be played at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, the largest football game and rivalry in the country between two historically black colleges: Florida A&M University and Bethune-Cookman University. [Read more...]

Hep C Resource Aims To Educate Patients, HCPs, and Advocates

Recently in the news, you may have seen some coverage surrounding Hep C, particularly why Baby Boomers should be tested for the disease. Why? Because often times, people living with Hep C develop little to no symptoms. If left undiagnosed, Hep C can cause major damage to your liver and other major organs. This is why it’s so critical that the disease be caught sooner rather than later. [Read more...]