Last month, Optimal Aging was featured in a news segment on Fox 12 Oregon. A current Optimal Aging client and his wife were interviewed along with Marika Rausa, Director, Consumer Strategy & Innovation, Optimal Aging.
Whether you are predisposed through your relatives or because of your ethnic background, the truth is that some diseases are impossible to avoid. While this might be tough to take, the good news is that medicine is an ever-changing field so it's likely that treatments or programs are or will be available should you ever be confronted with genetic disease. There are many genetic diseases, though some are more common than others. Here's a glimpse into the most common genetic diseases today:
Although 95 percent of U.S. adults support organ donation, only 51 percent actually sign up as a donor. You can help fill that gap by donating an organ.
“Doctor, do you have kids?” Early on in my career, I took offense to this perceived jab at my abilities and professionalism. It was as if not having children of my own was a “ding” against me. But I get it. I too would raise my eyebrow if I was assigned an overweight dietician or a thrice divorced marriage counselor. I mean, how much could I possibly trust someone who doesn’t have personal experience?
As a parent, you can take your child to the dermatologist, but don't forget the emotional component to your kids' skin problems.
Sports are a great way to keep your child active, social and challenged. But there are some things to consider before signing them up.
Health statistics suggest that married men go to the doctor more often than single men – and it may be because they were encouraged by their spouses to get regular checkups.
More women are binge drinking, and more are becoming addicted to alcohol. It can be scary to lose control of how much you drink, but starting a conversation with someone you trust can be the first step to getting help. And if you think a friend or loved one as a drinking problem, there are effective ways to express concern.
Doulas provide emotional and physical support for pregnant women, and studies show they make a difference. Women with doulas tend to have shorter labors and a better experience with labor and delivery in general. But not every mother-to-be can afford a doula. Now, Swedish is subsidizing the cost for women who qualify. Hear from one new mom who used the service.
Jen Vetrovs, RN, BSN, writes this letter to share her enlightening, emotional journey raising money and awareness for multiple sclerosis (MS) through Bike the US for MS.