Aging

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Causes & Symptoms of Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive heart failure is a chronic, progressive condition that occurs when a person’s heart muscle isn’t able to pump blood as well as it’s supposed to. It is the leading cause of hospitalization in those [...]

Tips for Living with Emphysema and COPD

If you or someone you love suffers from emphysema or another form of COPD, there are a number of things you can do to halt the progression of your disease and protect yourself from further [...]

Emphysema and COPD Treatments

While neither emphysema nor COPD can be cured or truly reversed, a variety of treatments are available that can help to relieve a patient’s symptoms and slow the development of the disease. Depending on the [...]

Diagnosing Emphysema and COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, better known as COPD), is actually a group of diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, specific types of bronchiectasis, and even severe asthma. Emphysema is most often caused over time by many years of [...]

Understanding Emphysema

Emphysema is a problematic lung condition that causes patients severe shortness of breath. In those who suffer from emphysema, the air sacs within the lungs, or alveoli, have been damaged over time. Some irritant or [...]

Causes & Risk Factors for Stroke

Up to 80 percent of all strokes could be prevented. Stroke can happen to any person, at any time, and at any age. Generally, however, the risk goes up as you get older – and [...]

Senior Health

Tips for Living with Emphysema and COPD

If you or someone you love suffers from emphysema or another form of COPD, there are a number of things you can do to halt the progression of your disease and protect yourself from further [...]

Emphysema and COPD Treatments

While neither emphysema nor COPD can be cured or truly reversed, a variety of treatments are available that can help to relieve a patient’s symptoms and slow the development of the disease. Depending on the [...]

Diagnosing Emphysema and COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, better known as COPD), is actually a group of diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, specific types of bronchiectasis, and even severe asthma. Emphysema is most often caused over time by many years of [...]

Understanding Emphysema

Emphysema is a problematic lung condition that causes patients severe shortness of breath. In those who suffer from emphysema, the air sacs within the lungs, or alveoli, have been damaged over time. Some irritant or [...]

Causes & Risk Factors for Stroke

Up to 80 percent of all strokes could be prevented. Stroke can happen to any person, at any time, and at any age. Generally, however, the risk goes up as you get older – and [...]

Treatments for Hemorrhagic Stroke

What treatment is given for a stroke depends upon what type of stroke the patient is suffering from: an ischemic stroke caused by a blocked artery, or a hemorrhagic stroke caused by bleeding directly in [...]

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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December 16, 2014

Taking Care of Aging Parents

It may be very difficult to take care of your aging Mom and Dad. Yet, this can be one of the greatest things that children can […]
May 29, 2014

What Is Adult Living All About?

As we all know, senior family members, friends or relatives are sometimes challenged with doing their daily tasks and activities because of slowly deteriorating body functions […]
April 10, 2013

Beware of Health Scams

You’ve seen the ads: “Arthritis  Disappears Like Magic!” or “My  cancer cured in one week.” If it’s advertised as a “miracle drug”, the only “miracle” is […]
September 7, 2012

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 […]
July 23, 2012

Nurse Practitioners May Ease the Physician Shortage in the Coming Years

The July issue of Medical Care reports that the number of nurse practitioners in the U.S. will almost double by the year 2025. A nurse practitioner receives […]
July 16, 2012

Omega 3 Supplements may not Slow Cognitive Decline

There have been a number of studies that have shown that a diet that includes oily fish can have a positive effect on the nerve cells […]
July 11, 2012

Global Warming and Seniors

Recently a study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that looked at the possible effect that global warming has had on […]
July 4, 2012

Seniors are Working Much Longer than Expected

A recent article in the New York Times had identified the largest growing segment of the work force – senior citizens. While the recession has seen […]
July 2, 2012

Coffee Gets Another Good Grade for Senior Health

The American Heart Association has published a study that looks at the role coffee has in reducing heart failure.  For years has been we have been […]