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New Year, New Testosterone Levels

Testosterone is a hormone made in the testicles of males. It is responsible for helping boys develop those classic male features of hair, deeper voice, and muscle strength. Testosterone hormone levels decrease with age, but some men have low enough levels where they become deficient. While decreases in these levels are normal, the symptoms common …

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Volunteering for Research After 65!

Clinical research studies are the primary way we evaluate new treatments’ safety and effectiveness in people. These new options can be a new medication, therapeutic approach, or medical device. Research studies rely on a diverse population of volunteers to give the best data regarding dosage and administration. The diversity covers not only race and gender …

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Home for the Holidays: Thanksgiving During a Pandemic

Holidays like Thanksgiving can be a stressful time for any family. Throw in a pandemic, then mix in heightened stress levels, sprinkle a dash of financial woes, and drizzle it all with a skosh of election tension, and you have a recipe for disaster. Right now, we are seeing some of the highest new case …

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ALS vs. Parkinson’s Disease

ALS, or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, is commonly referred to as Lou Gerig’s disease. Many individuals with ALS will experience symptoms similar to Parkinson’s disease like tremors, slow movement, and rigidity. While symptoms for these neurodegenerative diseases can be difficult to differentiate at first glance, how the symptoms present and progress are different. ALS attacks motor …

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Liver

The liver is the body’s largest solid organ. Weighing around 3 pounds in adulthood, it is roughly the size of a football. It has many essential metabolic functions, converting what we eat into substances our body can use, storing them until they need to be used. Your liver is an amazing organ. Here are 5 …

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