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Causes of Hair Loss in Women

Baldness is often associated with men, but hair loss in women and even children can happen as well. If you've ever wondered what causes hair loss and what you can do, here's an overview on hair loss in women.  Hair loss in women A certain amount of... Read more

Nutrition for Seniors: Tips for a Healthy Diet

Eating a well-balanced diet is an important part of staying healthy as you age, according to the National Institute on Aging. When it comes to nutrition for seniors, it's important to understand that a healthy diet: May help you stay energized and... Read more

Recovering From a Hip Replacement

The first hip replacement surgery was in 1960, and it has become commonplace. The right kind of exercise might help you recover faster from your hip surgery, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Are you about to have hip... Read more

Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment

Psoriasis is a skin condition that produces red patchy skin with silver-colored scales. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), about 10 to 20 percent of people with psoriasis is at risk for developing psoriatic arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis... Read more

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 the Treatment for Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease where your body doesn't adequately control blood sugar (glucose) levels, because it doesn't produce enough of the insulin hormone or doesn't use the hormone efficiently, according to the National Library of Medicine. The National... 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

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

What Causes Hearing Loss in the Elderly?

Hearing loss becomes more common as people age. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), about one in three individuals ages 65 to 74 have some degree of hearing loss, a figure that jumps to nearly half for... 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, HIV (which stands for human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that can cause the disease AIDS (which stands... Read more

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