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Screening and Testing Recommendations for Healthy Aging
Because You Asked: What Are Some Tips for Healthy Aging?
People are living longer. An estimated 4.2 million U.S. residents now fall into the “oldest old” age group—85 years and older—with centenarians (those 100 and older) becoming the fastest-growing subpopulation of the elderly. Here are a few useful tips for healthy aging.

upper airway Sid Ghatak
New Option for Sleepless Nights Due to Apnea
The Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation (UAS) system uses sensors to prevent the tongue from blocking the upper airway, which helps patients continue to breathe while sleeping. This FDA-approved treatment now available at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital has allowed Ghatak to combat the exhaustion that impacted every area of his life.

Allergy Sufferers Prepare for Ragweed Season with First U.S. Approved Allergy Extract in a Pill
MedStar Georgetown is one of the first hospital in the United States to prescribe a daily ragweed pill to patients, not for allergy symptoms, but to build immunity to the ragweed pollen. The pill called RAGWITEK was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in April 2014 for hay fever in patients age 18 through 65.

Tiny Telescope Implanted In The Eye Restores Sight in Patients With Macular Degeneration
A tiny device is making a big difference in the lives of people with end-stage macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 65 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.