Slouching is bad for you, according to the August issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. Poor posture, in combination with bone changes that sometimes come with aging, can result in the appearance of a hump on the back. The medical term for the rounding of the back is kyphosis (ki-FO-sis). Fractures due to osteoporosis -- thinning of the bones -- are common in the vertebrae.
Over time, skin suffers from wear and tear, and wrinkles, spots and growths begin to appear. The February issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter covers some of these normal changes and possible treatment options.... Read Post
One aspect of aging that's usually fixable is cloudy vision due to cataracts. In an otherwise healthy eye, cataract removal results in improved vision 95 percent of the time, according to the September issue of Mayo Clinic Health Le... Read Post