10% Of Adults 65 or Older Report Binge Drinkingby suevscuc
Binge drinking is when a drinker consumes more than 4 drinks in one sitting. The surprisingly high number of adults 65 years or older who reported binge drinking points to increased health risks that could become chronic. While the study found that binge drinkers tended to skew male, it also found that women do have a propensity to binge drinking. Many who reported binge drinking also reported having used marijuana. Binge drinking has been known to impact the treatment of illness, exacerbate disease and in some cases interact negatively with prescribed medications. Diseases like high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and diabetes were found to be exacerbated by this type of episodic binge drinking. If you suspect that a loved one or you yourself may be participating in binge drinking activities it is important to discuss this with your medical provider immediately.
Young Adults Experiencing Higher Rates Of Colorectal Cancerby suevscuc
It has been commonly accepted knowledge in the medical community that the highest rates of colorectal cancer occurred in patients over the age of 50. This common wisdom is still shared, but according to a new study rates of colorectal cancer are slowly rising among younger adults under the age of 50. In a study based on data from the National Cancer Database registry, Dr. Boone Goodgame and his team discovered that rates of colorectal cancer have been slowly climbing since the 2004 in patients who fall under the age of 50. The new study showed a 12.2% colorectal cancer rate among those under 50, compared to a rate of just 10% among the same group in 2004. While income did not seem to be a factor in where these new cases were coming from, location did seem to impact the findings. Those in urban centers were found to have…continue reading
The Measles Outbreak Is Real: What Can You Do About Itby suevscuc
Turn on the local or national news and you’ll hear about the measles outbreak that is happening throughout the country. This outbreak is entirely preventable and will be resolved when everyone chooses to vaccinate their children. That being said, in this year alone 3 cases of measles have been identified here in Connecticut and the outbreak is spreading. The good news is that in all likelihood if you and your children have been vaccinated against measles you are unlikely to be touched by this outbreak, but if you aren’t sure of your or your child’s vaccination status you should get checked immediately. What can you do about the outbreak? First, you can check with your medical provider to make sure you and everyone in your family has been properly vaccinated against the measles. If this is confirmed, after consultation with your medical provider, you may decide that you want to…continue reading
Three Signs Of Mental Health Issues That Need To Be Addressedby suevscuc
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month and just as important as your physical health, mental health can become a debilitating and life threatening illness. It is important to know the signs of mental health issues and seek professional help before it becomes readily apparent that such help is needed. In order to address these mental health issues, you must first be able to recognize these signs. It’s not possible to cover all the signs of mental health issues in one post, so we are going to look at three of the most common. If you notice any of these signs it would be a good idea to seek help. However, if these are the signs you are seeing, that doesn’t mean you don’t need to seek help. Mental health issues can manifest themselves in a multitude of ways and that’s why if you’re not feeling like yourself, it is…continue reading