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Although fungal nail infections are usually painless, the condition can be unsightly. If you get nail fungus – more common on the toenails than the fingernails – your symptoms could include yellow or brown nails, or nails that lift up from the nail bed or split or crumble. Without treatment, say dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, nail fungus can worsen and make it painful to wear shoes.

“Fungal nail infections are common and tend to run in families because of an inherited tendency, although not everyone is susceptible,” said board-certified dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, MD, FAAD, an assistant professor of dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. “Since fungal nail infections are contagious, it’s important to take precautions to reduce your risk of getting an infection.”

It is a news story that often receives immediate attention, but is then quickly forgotten by most. Elder abuse and neglect is known as the “silent epidemic” because it often goes unreported by those who are affected.

Locally, the Coalition of Organizations Protecting Elders (COPE), a community-based team of organizations in Lucas County works to address this devastating issue of abuse, exploitation, neglect, and self-neglect.

Stoke is the nation’s number-three killer, behind only cancer and diseases of the heart. It is also the leading cause of adult disability. Strokes occur when the brain is deprived of oxygen and important nutrients. This is a result of a blood vessel clotting and blocking the flow of blood to the brain, or bursting and limiting the blood that is delivered. When the brain is deprived of an adequate blood supply, brain cells begin to die off. Once brain cells are lost, they cannot grow back.

Although a stroke can happen at any time, there are several precautionary measures you can take to decrease your chances of having an attack.

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