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Living with Arthritis in Your Hands

Arthritis in the hands or wrists can really limit what you do. Even everyday tasks like tying your shoes can be difficult. This article explores what causes arthritis in hands and how you might be able to get relief. The most common types of arthritis are... Read more

Seniors and Cruise Ship Travel: Staying Safe and Healthy

Cruise ships are a popular form of senior travel. A little planning ahead and smart habits can go a long way toward cruise ship safety. Senior travel on a cruise ship – start by getting shots The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) advises that you make... Read more

How to Control a Leaky Bladder

A leaky bladder can affect your social life, your work, and your personal relationships. Leaky bladder symptoms can range from light wetting to uncontrollable urine flow. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, a leaky bladder is twice as common... Read more

Does Hearing Loss Lead to Dementia?

The thought of losing aspects of your mental abilities as you age may be a scarier prospect than the thought of losing some of your physical abilities. In the case of hearing loss and dementia, symptoms between the two may be correlated. Read on to find out... Read more

How to Avoid the Flu

What is the flu? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the flu is a contagious respiratory infection that can cause mild to severe illness and even death. Flu symptoms include body aches, chills, cough, and sore throat. You may... Read more

How Do You Know if a Mole is Skin Cancer?

What is a mole? A mole on the skin occurs when pigment cells grow in clusters, according to the National Institute of Health (NIH). Most adults have at least ten and up to forty moles. Moles usually occur above the waist on areas exposed to the sun, such as... Read more

What is My Target Heart Rate During Exercise?

According to the Mayo Clinic, exercise heart rate offers an objective look at exercise intensity, more than just how you feel. Heart rate and pulse are the same thing and are the number of times your heart beats in one minute. Achieving your target heart rate... Read more

Persistent Cough: Causes and Treatment

According to the Cleveland Clinic, a persistent cough is one of the most common causes for a doctor visit. A persistent cough is defined as one that lasts for eight weeks or longer in adults. According to the Mayo Clinic, an occasional cough is normal and can... Read more

Opioid Epidemic: Dependence in Seniors and the Disabled

Medicare coverage is for seniors and some people with disabilities, many who take prescription opioids to manage pain from surgery, injury, or illness. In 2016, one in three Medicare Part D beneficiaries received a prescription opioid, according the U.S.... Read more

Top 5 Most Common Eye Problems in Seniors

When you were younger, your eye problems may have been corrected with eye glasses or contacts. As you age, you may need more serious interventions, such as surgery, for your eye problems. According to the National Eye Institute (NEI) five common age-related... Read more

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