Dementia: The Facts and Questions You Need to Know

Dementia is a general term for loss of cognitive function severe enough to interfere with daily life. It can be caused by many diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s disease, as well as other less common conditions. This blog post will give you the facts about dementia and answer some questions that are commonly asked… Read More Dementia: The Facts and Questions You Need to Know

What is IQ

IQ stands for Intelligence Quotient and is a measure of your reasoning and problem solving abilities. A set of standardized tests exists for which a score of 100 is the average score. If you score above 100, your intelligence is considered higher than average and a score below 100 indicates an intelligence below the average.… Read More What is IQ

Covid Omicron Variant

The symptoms of the Omicron variant of Covid have been described as ‘extremely mild’ by doctors in South Africa where this variant was first detected. The symptoms were mild enough that no hospitalizations were required. The initial presenting symptoms in South Africa were an itchy throat, fatigue, headache and body aches. There were no complaints… Read More Covid Omicron Variant

Common Cold

Sore throat and runny nose are usually the first signs of a cold, followed by coughing and sneezing. Most people recover in about 7-10 days. You can help reduce your risk of getting a cold: wash your hands often, avoid close contact with sick people, and don’t touch your face with unwashed hands.  Common colds… Read More Common Cold

Breast Self-Exam

Breast cancer can have serious consequences if not detected and treated early. Most adult women should perform self examinations of breasts at least once a month to detect any lumps or changes and also to be familiar with the feel of one’s own breast so they can let the doctor know when they think something… Read More Breast Self-Exam

What is Autism?

Autism encompasses a broad group of developmental disabilities that can cause social, communication and behavioral challenges. Due to the wide range of ways that autism can present itself, it is also referred to as Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).  Those affected by the disorder have different ways in which they learn, interact and carry out their… Read More What is Autism?