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Is Alzheimer’s Disease Hereditary?

If someone in your family has Alzheimer's disease, it's normal to wonder if your chances of developing the disease are increased. According to the National Institute of Health, many human diseases have a genetic, or hereditary component. According to the... Read more

What is Type 1 Diabetes?

 Diabetes is a health disorder involving a high amount of glucose, or blood sugar, in your blood, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There are several types of diabetes, but the most common are known as type 1 and type 2... 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 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

Balance Exercises for Seniors  

Falls are a serious issue for older people. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one-fourth of all aging adults fall each year, and falling once increases your chance of falling again by 200%. How serious are falls? Over... 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

What is considered high blood pressure?

When your health care provider takes your blood pressure reading, he or she compares your blood pressure numbers with a known standard, according to the National Institutes of Health. But that standard may be changing. What is the standard range for blood... Read more

HIV and AIDS Basics: Symptoms, Causes, and Prevention

According to a 2016 report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 1.2 million adults in America live with HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus; roughly one in eight don't know they are infected. In some cases, HIV progresses into full-blown... 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

What Are the Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease?

Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease   Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death among both men and women around the world, according to the American Heart Association. Here in the United States: Nearly 86 million people have some... Read more




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