Medication Adherence

What is Medication Adherence? The World Health Organization (WHO) defines adherence as “the degree to which a person’s behavior taking medications and following treatment therapies corresponds with the agreed recommendations from a health care provider”. Medication compliance/ adherence is a significant public health challenge and it is a key determinant to patient’s treatment success. Many […]

Parkinson’s Disorder

What is Parkinson’s Disorder (PD)? Parkinson’s disorder is a brain condition that mainly affects the dopamine-producing neurons in a specific area of the brain called the substantia nigra. When this area dies, the neurons die as well and they stop producing dopamine. Dopamine is in charge of controlling body movement. This condition is progressive, which […]


What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is a common form of arthritis. This occurs when the cartilage that cushions the bones wears down over time due to aging and preforming the same task repetitively for years like a construction worker who carries heavy objects. Osteoarthritis can occur anywhere in the body, but it especially occurs on weight-bearing […]

Neck Pain

What can cause Neck Pain? Neck pain may be caused by many different things. Among the most common are muscle strains due to overuse during prolonged reading or bending over to look at your phone. Some other causes of neck pain may be caused by herniated disks and normal wear and tear due to the […]


What is Obesity? Obesity is characterized as an accumulation of excessive amounts of body fat. This can increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Obesity can be caused by different factors including genetic conditions, or genetic makeup such as how efficiently the body converts food into energy or where these fats […]


What is Hyperparathyroidism? The parathyroid glands are small glands located behind the thyroid. When these glands create too much parathyroid hormone, hyperparathyroidism develops. These hormones are in charge of maintaining a balanced calcium amount in the bloodstream.  There are two types of hyperparathyroidism. Primary hyperparathyroidism is when the glands are enlarged and overproduce hormones. This […]


What is a fall? A fall is defined as an accidental event which results in a person coming to rest on the floor or other lower level with or without loss of consciousness.  The risk of falling increases as people age and most falls in the elderly do not cause serious injury but the fear […]

Back Pain

What can cause Back Pain? Back pain can be caused by a collection of different things including sore muscles, herniated disks, fractures, arthritis and sprains, and strains due to bad habits. Bad habits include poor posture, repetitive strenuous movements, and exerting yourself recklessly as in pushing, pulling, and lifting things incorrectly. Some serious signs of […]

Spinal Stenosis

What is Spinal Stenosis? Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spaces within the spine, this puts pressure on the nerves that travel through this area. This process is often gradual and can occur anywhere along the spine. Depending on the part of the spine affected, it may be referred to as central stenosis or […]

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? OCD is a mental disorder that affects all ages and demographics equally. It occurs when a person gets caught in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions.  According to the International OCD Foundation, obsessions are thoughts, images or impulses that occur over and over again and feel outside of the […]