Dr. Faith A. Coleman is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She completed her family practice residency at Wm. Beaumont Hospital, Troy and Royal Oak, MI, consistently ranked among the United States Top 100 Hospitals by US News and World Report. Her experience includes faculty appointments to a family practice residency and three medical schools, as well as Director of Women's and Children's Health Promotion Programs with the NE Texas Public Health District. Dr. Coleman is widely published on health, practice management, family and parenting. Her passions include the well-being and education of children and families.
Receiving the Diagnosis Surely it feels overwhelming to receive a diagnosis of Lewy body dementia (LBD). How do you keep putting one foot in front of the other? How do you take the next breath? Your world just shattered. All you see in your future is a black hole. You
The immune system is our last line of defense against invasive organisms and the primary responder to damage within the body. However, for all the good it accomplishes, the immune system can also cause a lot of harm. An impaired immune system may mistakenly attack healthy tissues, as is the case
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We have reached a point in time when a large number of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bi, trans (LGBT), or another sexual minority, are reaching advanced ages of 60+ years-old. Like the rest of the population, a portion of this group will develop a dementia-related disorder such as