Archives: July 2013

Obesity As a Disease – Really!

åÊ The American Medical Association recently voted to define obesity as a disease, making it a medical condition requiring treatment that should be covered by insurance. Obesity affects more than a third of adults and 17 percent of children nationwide. The AMA took its vote during its annual meeting after...

read more

Certain Drugs Can Trigger or Slow Alzheimer’s

Good or Bad? Hmmm. Certain widely prescribed medications can trigger or slow the progress of Alzheimer’s disease, according to recently published research. A Mount Sinai Medical Center team screened 1,600 FDA-approved medications, using a computer algorithm to determine which drugs are associated with blocking or stimulating beta amyloid accumulation. Amyloid...

read more

Post Traumatic Stress Caused by Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes

The following is a guest post by Farid Yaghoubtil of Downtown LA Law Group According to the most recent data more than one million of our elderly experience some form of elder abuse, ranging from acts of violence, neglect, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and fraud. However there has been little...

read more