Caregiving for Alzheimer’s: How to Take Care of Yourself, Too

It’s difficult when memory loss causes changes in a person you know and love and watching a loved one struggle with Alzheimer’s disease can be upsetting. Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are progressive forms of memory loss and cognitive impairment that have no cure. However, you can support your loved one and help improve their quality…

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How to Make the Most of Your Next Doctor Visit

So you’ve made an appointment to see your doctor. Maybe it’s for a specific health concern, or maybe it’s a routine checkup to maintain your wellness. You’re off to a great start — your doctor is like a quarterback for your health. While an urgent care or emergency room can take care of today’s problems,…

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Protect Your Joint Health to Feel Whole as You Age

As you age, your joints become stiff and less flexible. You may be feeling the everyday effects — perhaps when you get out of bed in the morning, sit for a while, bend over to load the dishwasher or stand on your feet folding laundry. There’s science behind that pain: The fluid in your joints…

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Diverticulitis Doesn’t Have to Stop Your Summer Fun

We asked Dr. Raul Badillo, MD , a board-certified gastroenterologist at AdventHealth Winter Park and East Orlando, to explain this common disease and how to get a handle on it this summer. Diverticulitis occurs when bulging sacs appear in the lining of the intestine. These pockets can become infected or inflamed, leading to symptoms such…

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