A recent study indicates that certain physicians who care for patients with cancer do not often promote healthy lifestyle changes to cancer survivors, and they may fear that providing such advice would distress or overwhelm patients.
In this century, the World Health Organization (WHO) has come up with new classifications for human aging, considering 66-79 years old to be middle-aged and 80-99 years old to be elderly or senior. Many diseases such as heart disease, asthma, diabetes and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) have also become more common in parallel with the prolongation of our lives.
Since childhood, everyone has dreaded going to the doctor because there may be blood, bitter medicines, or an injection coming our way when we do. Probably cashing in on that fear, they created the saying that an apple a day would keep the doctor away.
Eye health is extremely important – if you fail to look after them you risk losing your sight. Smoking and not protecting your eyes from the sun can increase the risk of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.
A local survey conducted in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, mirrored the results of a US national study released by Parade Magazine, which is included with Sunday’s editions of The Tribune-Democrat: Most people know the importance of a healthy diet and regular activity, but have trouble following experts’ recommendations