Dr. Susan Molchan

Aging in place: Safety at home

Many people want to remain in their homes as they age, and there are an increasing number of resources and services to aid those who wish to “age in place.” For improved safety, you will likely...

For knee pain, avoid arthroscopic surgery

Kaiser Health News reports that international health experts and patients say that for knee pain its best to avoid arthroscopic surgery. According to the study published in BMJ, people with...

Living with dementia movement

After being diagnosed with dementia and told essentially that their lives were over, a number of people who did not feel quite ready for being shelved away brought about a “Living with Dementia”...

Bladder control problems and how to treat them

Many older adults have problems with bladder control or urinary incontinence (UI). According to the American College of Physicians, UI affects about half of all women 40 to 60 years old and about...

What are probiotics and should you take them?

These days, it seems that everyone is recommending particular diets to improve your health. And, lots of people, including Consumer Reports, are recommending probiotics, such as dark chocolate, greek...

Caring for a loved one with mild dementia

A diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease is challenging for both the individual and his or her family members. On one hand, you want to respect your loved one’s independence as much...

Managing arthritis pain

More than 54 million Americans have arthritis, including about half of all older adults.  People with arthritis generally feel pain or stiffness in their joints–knees, hips, shoulders, wrists...