Guest post by retired dermatologist J. Michael Taylor, MD, MPH
According to a recent survey by the Skin Cancer Foundation, men over age 50 are twice as likely as women to die from malignant melanoma. This difference increases with age.
Men are also much more likely to develop the more common, but less threatening, basal and squamous cell carcinomas. Read the Rest »
What's all the fuss?The fuss is that a few weeks ago sweet little Wiper (yes, that's his name) was so sick his humans (their names are Russ and Donna) thought he might be dying. First, his legs kept going out from under him and then one morning, they found him stretched out on their bed rigid and glassy-eyed. His heart was beating, but he wouldn't respond to anything they said or did. They thought he'd had a stroke. Terrified, they scooped him up in a blanket and drove straight to the nearest veterinary clinic. Read the Rest »
Guest post by Sue Murphy, BS, Adult Program Senior Program Director, Spurwink
Films by, for and about people with developmental and intellectual disabilities — including autism — increase knowledge and understanding. Read the Rest »
Do you find that the older you get, the more trouble you have sleeping? You're not alone. Insomnia is a fairly common problem at any age, but even more so once you hit 60. It's estimated that half the people in the United States who are 60 and older either have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep. Read the Rest »