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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

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

Osteoarthritis Treatment Options

According to the Arthritis Foundation, osteoarthritis affects about 27 million Americans and is the most common joint condition. Also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis most often affects the knees, hips, neck, back,... 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

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 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 Disease... 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

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

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 Obesity?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over one-third of all adults in America are obese; obesity is a major contributor to the leading causes of preventable death. Obesity is most prevalent among those ages 40 and older, and of those ages... Read more




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