For most people, getting the flu means feeling achy and feverish for a week or so, but for people 65 years and older, the flu can be much more serious. People in this age group are at high risk for severe flu illness and complications. In fact, an estimated 60 percent of...
Old fashioned house calls make a come back For Tina Brabham, going to the doctor presented many challenges. Over the course of her life, starting with her teenage years, Brabham has lost use of her muscles in her arms and legs as a result of the disease spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Now 50, the...
Trident Senior Health Devotes Extra Attention to Aging IssuesTrident Senior Health understands that those age 55 and up deserve a different approach to health care, one that is tailored to the many changes they face as they grow older.
One of the most common forms of irregular heartbeat is atrial fibrillation, which affects as many as 2.7 million Americans. Atrial fibrillation (a-fib) not only causes discomfort, disruption and fatigue but also can lead to more serious problems such as stroke if left untreated.
You might say the patients of Coastal Carolina Bariatric Center have lost a “ton” of weight since the center opened at Summerville Medical Center in February of 2011, but that would fall short. A recent check revealed the group had collectively lost close to 2,500 pounds – more than a...
Patricia Haines started smoking at age 15,“before they knew it was bad for you,” and hadcontinued off and on with a total of more than 20years as a smoker.Concerned that she sometimes felt short ofbreath, she recently talked to her doctor about a
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