Sharine Forbes

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  • Los Angeles, CA

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  • Sharine Forbes - Los Angeles, CA - Geriatric Medicine
    Sharine Forbes answered:

    How does aging affect eyes and vision?

    With age comes the inevitable decline of the size of the pupil. When this change occurs it means that the eye will absorb less light and people will require brighter lights in order to see clearly. Additionally, the reduced numbers of receptors can cause insufficient light from getting into the eye....Read More
  • Sharine Forbes - Los Angeles, CA - Geriatric Medicine
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    How can I slow aging with exercise?

    Although studies examining the benefits of exercise on an aging individual aren’t extensive there are many benefits in maintaining a routine vigorous exercise program as one ages. It must be noted that intensity is important, as an exercise regime that is low in intensity has proven to bear little to

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  • Sharine Forbes - Los Angeles, CA - Geriatric Medicine
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    How do people develop cardiovascular disease (CVD)?

    The heart is one of the most important organs of the human body as it pumps blood throughout the body delivery much-needed nutrients to the essential systems. Being that the heart is such an important organ it must remain healthy over the entire lifespan of an individual. However, there are individuals

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  • Sharine Forbes - Los Angeles, CA - Geriatric Medicine
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    Who is protected under HIPAA?

    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) applies only to health insurance that is provided to you by your job. However, a child is covered under HIPAA, as is a parent or a family member under the policy. If you have any specific questions about the type of policy you have always

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  • Sharine Forbes - Los Angeles, CA - Geriatric Medicine
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    What increases my risk for coronary heart disease?

    The heart is one of the most important organs of the human body as it pumps blood throughout the body delivery much-needed nutrients to the essential systems. Being that the heart is such an important organ it must remain healthy over the entire lifespan of an individual. However, there are individuals

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  • Sharine Forbes - Los Angeles, CA - Geriatric Medicine
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    Does human growth hormone slow the aging process?

    Growth hormone (GH) directly influences processes on the liver, adipose tissue and muscles through which many of the actions are regulating by insulin like growth factors  (IGF’s).  Growth hormone has strong effects on adipose tissue so the presence of GH changes the regulation of protein synthesis, lipid turn over and lipid

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  • Sharine Forbes - Los Angeles, CA - Geriatric Medicine
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    What are the benefits of social interaction for seniors?

    The Seattle Longitudinal Studies and MacArthur study which suggest that there is also a need for seniors to regularly engage  social activity as it has revealed to increase cognitive functions and ward off the risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Furthermore, those who maintain participation in a positive

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  • Sharine Forbes - Los Angeles, CA - Geriatric Medicine
    Sharine Forbes answered:

    What really causes aging?

    There are a multitude of different mechanisms and biological processes that cause aging. However one important one that should be mentioned is homeostasis.     

     The concept of homeostasis is very important to the biological human aging process as homeostasis is important in maintaining the body in equilibrium by aiding in the support of the body’s

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  • Sharine Forbes - Los Angeles, CA - Geriatric Medicine
    Sharine Forbes answered:

    How does exercise improve brain function?

    Hard data from MRI’s reveal that individuals who suffer from Alzheimer’s show a significant amount of brain atrophy in the areas of the hippocampus, parietal region, and temporal cortex.  The mechanism by which exercise can slow brain atrophy during normal aging is that it helps to maintain the size of

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  • Sharine Forbes - Los Angeles, CA - Geriatric Medicine
    Sharine Forbes has posted a blog entry:
    Cinnamon & Limon Agua Fresca

    Utensils:
    Medium size pot
    Mixing spoon
    Large Pitcher
    Measuring Cup
    Ingredients
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  • Sharine Forbes - Los Angeles, CA - Geriatric Medicine
    Sharine Forbes has posted a blog entry:
    It would be expected that someone might present to the emergency room either with a loss of consciousness and/or confusion. With both of hemispheres...Full Post
  • Sharine Forbes - Los Angeles, CA - Geriatric Medicine
    Sharine Forbes has posted a blog entry:
    Someone would most likely experience a stiff neck along with an extremely painful headache also known as "thunder calp". Furthermore, ones level of...Full Post
  • Sharine Forbes - Los Angeles, CA - Geriatric Medicine
    Sharine Forbes has posted a blog entry:
    Someone would most likely experience a stiff neck along with an extremely painful headache also known as "thunder calp". Furthermore, ones level of...Full Post
  • Sharine Forbes - Los Angeles, CA - Geriatric Medicine
    Sharine Forbes has posted a blog entry:
    There are three common patho-physiological mechanisms which can cause an ischemic stroke: 1) thrombosis, (2) embolism and (3)a hypotensive stroke. If the...Full Post
  • Sharine Forbes - Los Angeles, CA - Geriatric Medicine
    Sharine Forbes has posted a blog entry:
    There are three common patho-physiological mechanisms which can cause an ischemic stroke: 1) thrombosis, (2) embolism and (3)a hypotensive stroke. If the...Full Post