050421 Cycling Improves Parkinson’s

050421 Cycling Improves Parkinson's by Rickey Dale Crain Thanks to Rickey for letting me use this article. What do actor Michael J. Fox, evangelist Billy Graham, former US Attorney General Janet Reno and boxer Muhammad Ali have in common? Answer: Parkinson's disease, a chronic degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that kills off or … Continue reading 050421 Cycling Improves Parkinson’s

250321 Seasonal Affective Disorder and Your Mental Health

Seasonal Affective Disorder Clearly, SAD is a serious problem and the symptoms can really negatively impact your life. People who struggle with SAD also find it to be a recurring problem, meaning it keeps coming back over and over for years. If you already have depression or anxiety, it can really pile up and make for a nasty combo.

220221 Right sounds during surgery can ease post-operative pain

So how to cut down on post-surgery opioids? Researchers publishing in the British Medical Journal showed the way. Surprisingly, it is the words and music you hear when you’re put out during anesthesia that just might help. Listening to soothing words and music during surgery appears to reduce post-operative pain levels.

180121 Prostate Problems 3/3

PSA Testing Until recently, many doctors encouraged yearly PSA testing for all men beginning at age 50, or even earlier for men at high risk of prostate cancer. As doctors have learned more about the benefits and harms of prostate cancer screening, they have begun to caution against annual PSA testing. Talk with your doctor about what is best for you.

110121 Prostate Problems 2/3

See your doctor right away if you have any of these symptoms: Frequent urge to urinate Need to get up many times during the night to urinate Blood in urine or semen Pain or burning urination Painful ejaculation Frequent pain or stiffness in lower back, hips, pelvic or rectal area, or upper thighs Dribbling of urine

281220 How the Aging Brain Affects Thinking

Despite the changes in cognition that may come with age, older adults can still do many of the things they have enjoyed their whole lives. Research shows that older adults can still: • Learn new skills • Form new memories • Improve vocabulary and language skills

301120 New understanding of how immune systems differ by sex and change with age

It’s no secret that our immune system function declines as we age, which can make older adults more susceptible to a variety of viral and bacterial pathogens including COVID-19. But the role of sex in immune system aging is not well understood. An NIA-supported study took a closer look at how the timing and degree of aging-related changes in the immune system varies among men and women and identified how particular immunity characteristics diverge as we grow older.