8 Essential Facts About Legionnaires’ Disease

8 Essential Facts About Legionnaires’ Disease

Legionnaires’ disease continues to make national headlines as outbreaks have been discovered in New York City (NYC), Quincy, Illinois, and San Quentin, California. Most recently, the bacteria that cause Legionnaires’ Disease has been detected in water samples at the Minneapolis Veterans Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. However, despite the media attention surrounding these outbreaks, this […]

Obesity: Effects on Oral Health

Obesity: Effects on Oral Health

Obesity is considered a primary health concern and ongoing epidemic in the United States. In fact, nearly one-third of the adult U.S. population is now classified as either overweight or obese. A frequently overlooked or ignored consequence of longterm weight issues is its potential effects on oral health. Here are some of the effects of […]

Diabetes in Midlife Could Result in Cognitive Issues in Later Life

Diabetes in Midlife Could Result in Cognitive Issues in Later Life

Diabetes or pre-diabetes in midlife could result in cognitive issues later in life, according to new research findings. In fact, the study indicated that having diabetes in midlife was associated with a 20 percent greater decline in memory and thinking (cognitive) skills over the next 20 years. The findings from the study were published in […]