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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

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

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

What Are Diabetic Shoes?

People with diabetes sometimes develop problems with their feet, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Medicare may cover therapeutic shoes for diabetics (sometimes called diabetic shoes) with severe diabetic foot disease. Why are diabetic... 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

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

What Are the Symptoms of Dehydration in Seniors?

Some seniors might not drink enough fluids, but that’s not the only thing that can cause dehydration. Whether you’re a senior or a caregiver, learn the symptoms and causes of dehydration so you can help prevent this dangerous condition. What is... Read more

Should I Take Vitamins for Seniors?

You might see ads for vitamins for seniors. Most of us know that good nutrition and a balanced diet are important for good health. We also may hear a lot of talk praising various vitamins for seniors for a myriad of benefits they might provide —restoring... Read more

What Are the Benefits of Tai Chi for Seniors?

If you're an older adult looking for a low impact way to stay active, you might consider tai chi. Learn more about tai chi and how it can be a beneficial for people of all ages. What is tai chi? Tai chi is an ancient form of Chinese exercise characterized... Read more

HIV and AIDS Treatment Options

Although people sometimes use HIV and AIDS interchangeably, the two terms refer to different things.  According to the government website aids.gov, HIV (which stands for human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that can cause the disease AIDS (which stands... Read more




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