Dr. Susan Molchan

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...

Exercise helps people with Alzheimer’s

In a small study of 76 patients diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s disease, the half of the group that took brisk walks for at least 150 minutes each week for 6 months, as compared to those who...

Heart health and cardiovascular care

Heart health can mean the difference between a good quality of life as we age and one with serious disabilities. Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States, and people with heart...

Get tested for glaucoma, save your vision

If you’re over 60, you should be getting a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least every two years. This test for glaucoma could help save your vision. Like many people, you’re likely...

Avoid using Q-tips

You may have heard this before, but it bears repeating: Avoid using Q-tips inside your ears. For as long as I can remember, my father, a physician, would dry out his ears after his shower with...

How to lower your blood pressure: DASH

The Centers for Disease Control offers advice on how to lower your blood pressure to avoid hypertension. DASH, the dietary approach to stop hypertension (high blood pressure), is an eating program...