Health Info & Resources for Seniors
Symbolized by a light blue ribbon, Prostate Cancer Awareness Month raises awareness about the importance of talking to your doctor about screening. Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer among men in the U.S.
“The St. Luke’s Center for Urology encourages prostate cancer screening for most men after age 50,” says urologist Paul M. Berger, MD. “Sadly, each year more than 29,000 men die of prostate cancer. Fortunately, however, when diagnosed and treated early, the survival rate is nearly 100 percent at five years and 98 percent at 10 years.”
Those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia have specific lifestyle considerations. In early stage dementia one may be able to live with round the clock supervision at home or in a personal care home. As the disease progresses so does the level of care and attention of the individual. In middle or late stage dementia, one’s life, activities, environment and programs must be intentionally designed to mitigate the effects of the disease.
It is with great pleasure that we celebrate the opening of Enhanced Dental Arts to the Bethlehem dental community Located at 2299 Brodhead Rd, upon entering the office, one is immediately struck by the open and airy atmosphere which has a comfortable and calming feel to it. People who are anxious and fearful will find it to be just one part in the overall experience which is geared to alleviating apprehension and fear of dental treatment.
Among autumn’s palette of golds, russets and browns, you’re likely to see a couple of colors that seem more appropriate for a baby shower: pink and blue.
Pink is the color associated with Breast Cancer Awareness Month observed each October and blue is associated with Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, each September.
In the past, men over the age of 55, especially those with elevated PSAs, a blood marker for prostate cancer, would have to rely on a combination of blood tests and biopsies to monitor for early or recurrent signs of prostate cancer.
A revolutionary device permanently implanted in the heart can significantly reduce the risk of stroke for individuals with a particular type of irregular heart rhythm. Used to treat for people with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem (non-valvular AFib), the Watchman™ permanent heart implant effectively reduces the risk of stroke with a 95 percent success rate.