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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

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 Geriatric Care and How Do I Find a Geriatrician?

As people age and their health-care issues become more complex, they may see a number of different doctors and specialists. A doctor who specializes in treating the unique health needs of aging adults is called a geriatrician, and may be well suited to care... 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

How Many Hours of Sleep Do Seniors Need?

How many hours of sleep you need decreases with age but only up to 18 years, according to National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Infants need up to 16 hours of sleep a day; teens need up to 10 hours of sleep a day, and adults aged 18 years and older need... 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

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

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

What are the Benefits of Yoga for Seniors?

What is yoga for seniors? Yoga is a mind/body practice with historical origins in ancient Indian philosophy, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). Yoga may combine physical postures, breathing exercises, and... 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




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