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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

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 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 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

What is Sleep Apnea: Overview, Symptoms, and Medicare Coverage

According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), sleep apnea is a common disorder that affects about 12 to 18 million Americans. According to the NHLBI, about half of all sleep apnea sufferers are overweight, and more men than women... Read more

What Is the Brain Cancer Survival Rate?

Brain cancer, and other tumors of the spine and central nervous system (CNS), is one of the least common types of cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, just 1.4% of all new cancers are brain and CNS tumors. Of course, if you are one of those... Read more

Depression Overview: Symptoms, Risk Factors, Causes, and Prevention

If you’re concerned that you or a loved one may be struggling with depression, it can be helpful to understand the signs of depression. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) defines depression as a serious mood disorder that severely affects the way... Read more

What are the Treatment Options for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)?

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive motor neuron disease that causes nerve cells to break down and die over time. These... 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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