Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome severely affects memory in chronic alcoholics. It is caused by a disruption in the metabolism of vitamin B-1 (thiamine). Interestingly, a person with Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome is not aware they have a memory problem. When they cannot recall something their brain reflexively inserts another “fact.”
Did you know the same things your primary care physician asks you to do every time you see them can actually decrease your risk of getting cancer, decrease your risk of being diagnosed with advanced cancer and decrease your risk of getting blood clots? So many of these simple things your physician asks you to do can have a tremendous impact on your health and longevity.
November was lung cancer awareness month, and there were many campaigns and activities designed to make people aware of this dreadful disease. Now that we are into December, it’s important to continue to stay educated, especially if you think you are at risk for this disease. Lung cancer causes more deaths than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined.