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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

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

Alcoholism Overview: Symptoms, Prevention, and Treatment

According to a report by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), about 15 million adults in America show symptoms of alcohol use disorder and approximately 88,000 people die annually from alcohol-related causes. Perhaps the easiest way to define alcoholism... 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

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

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 the Colon Cancer Survival Rate?

Colon cancer is often grouped with rectal cancer and referred to as colorectal cancer. Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer diagnosed in the United States, after breast, lung, and prostate cancer, according to the... Read more

Is a Vegetarian Diet Healthy for Seniors?

Whether it's for health, the environment, or a love of animals, there are many reasons to consider a vegetarian diet. If you're an older adult, a vegetarian diet can be a heart-healthy way to get the nutrition you need according to the U.S. National Library... Read more




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