Senior Health Issues Related to Poor Oral Health

Adults over the age of 65 are the largest and fastest growing demographic of the American population. They're also the population most  at risk when it comes to dental outcomes and health issues caused by poor oral health. Recommended Reading: 1 in 20 U.S. Adults Affected by Outpatient Diagnostic Errors Even though the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reformed healthcare for … [Read more...]

Meningococcal Meningitis

It is very important that people become more aware of meningococcal meningitis because of the severity of the disease. This particular form of meningitis is a tremendously serious infection that results in the swelling and irritation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. This attack on the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord is very severe if not … [Read more...]

Mitral Valve Prolapse

There are many people suffering from mitral valve prolapse without even knowing it. This is a problem in which the valve separating the upper chamber of the heart from the lower chamber on the left side of the heart does not close properly. The malfunction of the valve generally does not cause any problems, but in some cases can lead to more serious problems. Up to 10% of the … [Read more...]