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What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis (also known as RA) is an inflammatory disease that can cause pain, swelling, and stiffness of the joints. In most cases, RA is chronic and can last for a long time, even an entire lifetime. However, advances in treatment have made it... Read more

What Seniors Should Know about Alcohol Consumption

Even a little bit of alcohol can lead to serious problems, according to the National Institutes of Health National Institute on Aging. Alcohol consumption is a factor in 60% of falls, 50% of drownings, and 40% of car crashes. Its effects in seniors can be... Read more

Five Tips on how to Stay Healthy While Traveling

For many people, one of the genuine pleasures of retirement is the opportunity to travel. If you have the wanderlust, you’ll want to take note of some tips on how to stay healthy while traveling. 1) Stay healthy by researching your destination If you're... Read more

Risks of Combining Medications and Alcohol

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, seniors (persons age 65 or older) make up only 13 percent of the population but consume over 33% of the prescription medications in the United States. If you or someone you love takes prescription drugs,... Read more

Skin Cancer: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Up to 50 percent of Americans who live to age 65 will develop one of the most common types of skin cancer at least once according to the Skin Cancer Foundation.... Read more

Heart Disease in Women: Do Women Have a Higher Risk?

One out of every four. That's how many women are likely to die of heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Here are some facts about heart disease in women: It's the leading cause of death for African American and... Read more

What’s the Breast Cancer Survival Rate?

You might be interested in learning about breast cancer survival rates – especially if this disease affects you or a loved one. The National Institutes of Health estimates that, in 2017: 252,710 women have been diagnosed with breast cancer.... 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

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