Health & Fitness

Bruce Willis may not be aware that he has dementia, his wife says

Philly Voice (Health) 9/25 10:09A Michael Tanenbaum
Bruce Willis was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia in February. His wife, Emma Hemming Willis, told NBC's 'Today' that the retired actor may not be aware that he has FTD, which can have noticeable effects on communication, personality and...

Eating healthy foods can help boost one's mental health

Philly Voice (Health) 9/22 10:18A Maggie Mancini
Eating processed foods made with chemical additives increases the risk of mental health issues like depression and anxiety, studies suggest. Food plays an important role in improving and preserving mental health due to its ability to shape the...

When you think about your health, don't forget your eyes

Philly Voice (Health) 9/22 6:42A Bernard J. Wolfson, California H
Eye diseases often are painless and progress slowly, but they can cause vision impairment. Glaucoma can cause irreparable damage, and cataracts can lead to blindness. These issues, and refractive problems, can be caught early by receiving...

Hot flashes are a hallmark of menopause, but aging men can get them too

Philly Voice (Health) 9/22 3:18A Louis Bezich
Hot flashes are not limited to women. Men also can experience them – primarily after undergoing hormone therapy to treat prostate cancer. But they also can be caused by a drop in testosterone levels. Treatments include antidepressants and...

Tips for navigating daycare germs

Philly Voice (Health) 9/18 11:04A Peter Key, Sponsored by Independ
Sending your child to daycare for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience. As you prepare your little one for this new chapter, you should brace yourself for the inevitable bouts of sickness and the high likelihood that those germs will...
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