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Tim Gower

Health Writer

Timothy Gower is an award-winning journalist who writes about health and medicine. His work has appeared in more than two dozen major magazines and newspapers, including Prevention, Reader’s Digest, and the Los Angeles Times.

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Risk Factors

Understanding Risks of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Learn more about the risks benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and how you can help prevent it.

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Living With

Aging With Diabetes: What You Need to Know

Diabetes can become harder to control as you get older, both mentally and physically. Here's how to ensure you get the best treatment possible as you age.

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Medication

The Risks of Acid-Reducing Drugs

Proton pump inhibitors are the most effective medicines for reducing stomach acid. But studies suggest those drugs have several serious downsides.

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Symptoms

What Causes Gastritis? How to Protect Your Gut

If you have persistent stomach distress, don’t take it lightly: It could be gastritis. Here’s how it’s caused and how to find relief.

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Risk Factors

8 Myths About Hepatitis C

The hepatitis C virus can cause serious liver damage if it’s not treated early. Following are eight myths about the disease.

Best Exercises for Painful Hands
Symptoms

Best Exercises for Arthritis Hand Pain

If you have arthritis that affects your hands, everyday tasks can be painful. Here's how hand exercises may help.

When Is It Time for a Dementia Evaluation?
Risk Factors

When Is It Time for a Dementia Evaluation?

How do you know if changes in your loved one’s memory are serious and warrant an evaluation by a health professional—and how do you get him or her to go?

How a Healthy Lifestyle Protects Memory
Lifestyle

How a Healthy Lifestyle Protects Memory

Several clinical trials have provided powerful evidence that a healthy lifestyle can protect your brain and reduce the risk for age-related cognitive problems.

Is It Dementia or Delirium?
Symptoms

Is It Dementia or Delirium?

For older adults, the stress of being hospitalized can lead to bouts of delirium, or a confused mental state.

Dementia Care: What to Know About Palliative Care
Treatment

Dementia Care: What to Know About Palliative Care

Palliative care for dementia throughout the course of the disease can help improve quality of life for patients and lighten the burden on caregivers.