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Higher-dose flu vaccines help protect older, vulnerable populations

The immune system is a complex and powerful network that protects the body from infection. Because the immune system weakens with age, older adults are at a higher risk for getting sick – and have more difficulty fighting off infection. Some illnesses, like the flu, may not be a health threat to most healthy adults …

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6 facts about hearing loss and how a new adaptive device can help

When you think of hearing loss, you likely picture a senior wearing a hearing aid. However, hearing loss can happen to anyone at any age. You may have already experienced hearing loss and not even recognized it. Hearing loss happens gradually, usually as people age, though exposure to loud noises, ear infections, and other medical …

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Exercise boredom? Tips to hit refresh on your fitness routine

With summer in full swing, it’s time to enjoy more sunshine, warmer temperatures, and extra time with family and friends outdoors. Yet, with so many vacations and barbecues on the books, it’s easy to take a detour from your fitness goals and resolutions (remember those?) for those more ‘fun’ options. If you want to breathe …

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Emerging Treatments for Brain Cancer

Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common, complex, treatment-resistant and deadliest type of brain cancer with 13,400 new cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year. On GBM Awareness Day on July 20, it’s important to raise public awareness of this devastating disease and honor individuals who have lost their lives to or are currently living with …

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Why is no one talking about the side effects of over-the-counter melatonin?

Do you have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep? Do you wake up and still feel tired? Quality sleep is essential to every aspect of well-being, yet many Americans are plagued by troubles getting the deep sleep they need to feel their best. What’s worse, many people are reaching for common over-the-counter melatonin sleep supplements …

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Navigating life with interstitial lung disease: How to be your own advocate

A diagnosis of interstitial lung disease can be devastating. This group of rare lung diseases is characterized by scarring and/or inflammation of the lungs causing lung damage that may worsen as the disease progresses. Journey to Diagnosis Patty was no stranger to interstitial lung disease when she was diagnosed with one of the most common …

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It’s not too late: Clinical trial seeking participants with chronic Thyroid Eye Disease (TED)

Imagine living for years, sometimes decades, with debilitating eye symptoms that not only affect your day-to-day activities, but often get written off or misdiagnosed by doctors. This is the unfortunate reality for many people living with a rare autoimmune condition called Thyroid Eye Disease (TED). With TED, the immune system mistakenly attacks the muscle and …

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