Articles by R. Bradley Robinson, M.D., Author at
In a typical year, millions of seniors in the United States undergo operations ranging from outpatient cataract removal to more invasive procedures such as joint replacement or heart surgery. Of course, 2020 is not a typical year. Rather, most of us in the US have been battling a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic for a little more than […]
As the weeks have turned into months of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, a particular challenge for many seniors has involved decisions about routine medical care and office visits. For many of our elderly loved ones, chronic illness has a significant impact on one’s quality of life, and close attention and evaluation by a health […]
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is one of the most frequently diagnosed infections in the elderly overall and is the most common infection in long-term care residents, responsible for over 30% of all nursing home associated infections.* While UTI can affect men, it is more common in women with about 10% of women older than 65 diagnosed […]
Did you know that February is the month dedicated to focusing on your heart health? This time each year, the American Heart Association works to raise awareness about heart disease, since it is currently responsible for 1 in 4 deaths in the United States…
For over 5 million Americans, living with heart failure is a daily reality that requires significant attention to one’s medications, daily weight, and nutrition. Managing one’s diet is particularly important as this can highly impact both short term and long term heart health. Let’s take a closer look at how nutrition relates to heart failure, […]
When it comes to managing one’s diet and nutrition, many individuals with diabetes express feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, or even isolated. Too often, finding recipes that are both healthy and tasty can be a full-time job. Even worse, it can feel lonely when eating out with friends or at holiday times with family, when everyone else […]
In a few shorts weeks on July 28th, we recognize World Hepatitis Day, set aside to raise awareness about the millions of individuals living with chronic hepatitis, many of whom never know they even have the disease. In the United States, Hepatitis C is an important cause of chronic hepatitis. In fact, it is the […]
We at Preferred Care at Home love all things relating to chocolate, flowers, and celebrations. While Valentine’s Day has (sadly) come and gone, we also know that February is about more than chocolate and roses. We join with the American Heart Association (AHA) each February to raise awareness about heart disease so that we and […]
Did you know… Carotid endarterectomy is performed as a treatment to decrease the risk of death from stroke.
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