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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

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

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

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease that makes it harder to breathe and gets worse over time. If you’ve been diagnosed with COPD, or are at increased risk for... Read more

What are the Treatment Options for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)?

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive motor neuron disease that causes nerve cells to break down and die over time. These... 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

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

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

Depression Treatment Options

Clinical depression, also called major depressive disorder, is a mood disorder that causes a variety of physical and emotional problems. People who suffer from depression don't just feel sad or have "the blues," and they can't just "snap out of it."... 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




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