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Illnesses

Treatments for Ischemic Stroke

Initial treatment for a stroke depends upon a number of factors, including whether the patient is having a hemorrhagic stroke involving bleeding within the brain, or an ischemic stroke that is blocking an artery. This [...]

Understanding & Diagnosing Stroke

Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the US today, and a principal cause of all disability in adults. Yet many people don’t really know what a stroke is or how to recognize [...]

The Relationship Between Depression and Dementia

Both depression and dementia are common mental health problems often experienced by the elderly. Up to 50% of patients with depression also experience some type of cognitive impairment, and as many as 68% of those [...]

All About Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is generally a disorder in which a person has overpowering, recurring thoughts and behaviors that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over. The disorder is characterized by repeated, [...]

What to Know About PTSD

When you think of post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), you almost invariable think of war veterans – and you probably envision a man. The truth is that women are just as likely as men to suffer [...]

Essential Statistics About Mental Illness

Mental illnesses are much more common than most people realize. There are also many misconceptions about mental illness. Here are the a few important facts to know about these disorders – which are far more [...]

Senior Health

Treatments for Ischemic Stroke

Initial treatment for a stroke depends upon a number of factors, including whether the patient is having a hemorrhagic stroke involving bleeding within the brain, or an ischemic stroke that is blocking an artery. This [...]

Understanding & Diagnosing Stroke

Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the US today, and a principal cause of all disability in adults. Yet many people don’t really know what a stroke is or how to recognize [...]

Causes & Risk Factors for Diabetes

Diabetes is actually a group of diseases, including type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes, that affect how your body processes blood sugar, or glucose. Proper use of glucose is essential for your health because [...]

Some Important Statistics About Diabetes

Four times more people suffer from diabetes today than did in 1980. It is not only increasing in the US, but throughout the world – especially in lower and middle-income countries. While the actual causes [...]

Common Facts and Fictions About Diabetes

Approximately 422 million people in the world suffer from some type of diabetes today. More than 30 million people in the US alone have some sort of diabetes – and a huge number of these [...]

Treatments for Diabetes

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, then the next step is to work with your doctor to develop an appropriate treatment plan. Depending on the type of diabetes that you have, a combination of [...]

Stories

What to Do when a Heat Wave Strikes

Hot weather is often a major issue for people. Everyone is bothered greatly once the temperature soars.  A heat wave can be worse. It does not only cause discomfort but also leads to a large number of sicknesses and deaths [...]

What Happens to Your Bones as You Age?

As people age, your bones are likely to contract in size and thickness. They also get brittle and are prone to fracture. Some bones also tend to become shorter. Muscles usually lose strength and flexibility. [...]

Things You Didn’t Know About Food

1. Waste.  It may be a surprise to learn that hunger and starvation around the world is not due to a lack of food. The world produces enough food to feed every person on earth. [...]

What to Eat When You’re Depressed

Did mom have it right?  Will eating something that you really enjoy make you feel better! Many people who feel depressed find comfort in food. The problem is, the choices tend to be “junk food” – chips, [...]

Is “Old Age” Going Out of Date?

Researchers have recently discovered what they call “Father Time genes”, genes that decide how fast we age. This discovery could lead to anti-aging drugs that may slow, or even stop, the aging process by isolating [...]

How to Minimize “Senior Moments”

Don’t remember where you left your keys? Memory lapses are often common as we age, but as long as these lapses aren’t disrupting your life, there’s no need to worry.  Stress, depression, vitamin deficiency, insufficient sleep, [...]

News

Suggested Activities for Seniors with Dementia

leisure time activities for seniors Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. It weakens an old person’s memory, judgment and actions. Research says the disease accounts for 50% to 80% of [...]

How Seniors Can Cope with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis is considered an auto-immune disease which results in the body attacking itself. The disorder occurs in body joints and usually lasts for several hours. It also produces pain, fatigue, fever, joint inflammation and [...]

Staying Healthy as You Age

Old age is unavoidable for all of us. As we grow older, our bodies become frailer, and our internal organs start to decline. This is why we are not only encouraged to stay active and [...]

Possible Skin Issues for the Elderly

Old persons (60 years and above) go through skin changes. This will definitely depend on factors like the food you eat, lifestyle, genetics, and personal dependency like smoking. However, extreme exposure to sunlight (ultra-violet ray) [...]

Aging Affects Joints and Bones

Most elderly folks become vulnerable to osteoarthritis. This is the kind of arthritis that erodes the shield that fills in the space between our bones. It is a chronic ailment and leads to rigidity, tenderness [...]

Taking Care of Older Folks

Elderly people are habitually restless. Many of them are scared of losing their autonomy and financial wellbeing. Moreover, seniors may be specifically concerned regarding deteriorating eyesight and poor health. In fact, they are confronted with [...]

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