Because one of the specialties your primary care doctors at Cohen Medical Associates in Delray Beach, Florida, offers is senior care, we often encounter patients who worry that they are developing Parkinson’s disease (PD). This is not unusual, because Parkinson’s affects nearly a million people in the United States, according to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, with nearly 60,000 new cases diagnosed each year, mainly among older Americans. A diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease can be frightening, because it is progressive, meaning it becomes worse over time. Symptoms include the familiar body tremors, as well as difficulties with balance and coordination, loss of the
Last year a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) caused some concern when it showed that not only were colon cancer deaths rising among younger white people, but that the cancers diagnosed in this population were more advanced and more deadly than those normally found in older Americans. That study confirmed results from others released in the last few years.