Dr. Allen Weiss, CEO & President of the NCH Healthcare System, is board certified in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology and Geriatrics. Dr. Weiss is active in a variety of professional organizations and boards, and has been published in numerous medical journals, including the American Journal of Medicine and the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

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Ever have trouble recalling a word or a name? Have you or a loved one ever been concerned about mental deterioration or Alzheimer's disease?

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What makes for a good relationship between a patient and their physician? A doctor's perspective on how to help your physician help you.

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As a practicing physician for more than two decades, I was always interested in what created the most successful outcome for a patient.

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It's not just another buzzword; mindfulness can be extremely beneficial for caregivers who struggle to remain focused and positive while trying to meet a loved one’s ever-changing needs.

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Yoga has been around for thousands of years, but its health benefits are timeless. People of any age and any ability level can begin a practice to improve their mental and physical wellbeing.

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Learning how to eat wisely is crucial for aging adults and their caregivers. Discover the science behind why we crave unhealthy foods that are loaded with sugar and fat.

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Those who approach getting older with a positive outlook are more likely to live longer and have a better quality of life. Dismiss common misconceptions and embrace aging with an optimistic mindset.

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Familial estrangement and incidences of parent and grandparent alienation seem more prevalent than ever. But there are ways to help keep your family together.

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Anyone who had chicken pox growing up may develop shingles later in life. Painful resurgence of the zoster virus is common in people older than 60, but it can be prevented with a single shot.

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As the summer weather continues to heat up, it is crucial to remember that heat-related illness can be devastating--especially for individuals 65 and older.

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Just as we must work to stay physically fit, we must also work to keep our minds in shape. “Leave the bad weather behind” and avoid pessimism to develop a healthier outlook on life..

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Positive thinking and careful framing are powerful tools that can help individuals live the healthy and happy lives that they desire. Learn how to focus on the good and avoid getting caught in a negative rut that can affect your health and how you age.

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It is becoming increasingly difficult for humans to establish personal, physical connections in this digital age. However, showing affection through touch is vital to expressing our feelings for those we love--especially the elderly, ill and disabled.

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Integrative and functional medicine focuses on the connection between lifestyle and health in order to prevent and treat the root causes of illness. Furthermore, this method focuses on the health of the entire body rather than individual organ systems.

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Significant changes are happening to the demographics of the United States. Our population is growing in both number and diversity, and it is also aging. But what does this mean about how generations of people continue to interact with one another?

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Men and women are distinct in a number of ways, and one-size-fits-all health care can leave both genders at a disadvantage. See why it is important for you to receive care that is unique to you.

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Testosterone levels decrease naturally as men age, but hormone replacement therapy for 'Low T' has become a hot topic for men who wish to offset some of the common side effects of andropause. However, hormonal supplements may increase health risks.

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A well-balanced diet is a significant factor in our health and longevity. Studies have shown that reducing consumption of animal products has a number of beneficial effects including a longer lifespan and a decrease in illness.