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What is the Treatment for Cardiovascular Disease?

Cardiovascular disease, also called heart disease, describes a number of conditions that affect your heart, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These conditions may include atherosclerosis (a build-up of plaque in the arteries), arrhythmia... Read more

What Is Obesity?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over one-third of all adults in America are obese; obesity is a major contributor to the leading causes of preventable death. Obesity is most prevalent among those ages 40 and older, and of those ages... Read more

What Is Oxygen Therapy?

Your doctor may prescribe oxygen therapy if you have a condition that affects your body's ability to get enough oxygen from the air to function properly. Here's what you should know about oxygen therapy for yourself or a loved one. When is oxygen... Read more

How Has Cancer Treatment Improved with Technology?

Most likely, you or someone you know has been affected by cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, nearly 40% of American adults will experience a cancer diagnosis at some point in their lives. In 2016 alone, over 1.6 million people in the U.S.... Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment and Medicare Coverage

According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, about 1.5 million Americans have rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes pain, stiffness, swelling, and loss of... Read more

Alcoholism Overview: Symptoms, Prevention, and Treatment

According to a report by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), about 15 million adults in America show symptoms of alcohol use disorder and approximately 88,000 people die annually from alcohol-related causes. Perhaps the easiest way to define alcoholism... Read more

Osteoarthritis Treatment Options

According to the Arthritis Foundation, osteoarthritis affects about 27 million Americans and is the most common joint condition. Also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis most often affects the knees, hips, neck, back,... Read more

Prescription drug abuse among older adults

Prescription drug abuse means using prescription medications in a way that's not in line with your doctor's instructions, according to the Mayo Clinic. It could also involve taking someone else's medications that were not prescribed for you. Seniors can be... Read more

What Is End-Stage Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), about 12 million adults in the United States are diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and severe COPD can limit a person's ability to do routine activities. The Centers for... Read more

What is Physical Therapy for Seniors?

A licensed medical professional, called a physical therapist, uses non-invasive and drug-free techniques to treat patients with a variety of different medical conditions, according to the American Physical Therapy Association. Doctors may prescribe physical... Read more




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