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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

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 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

While Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is something usually associated with military veterans, it can develop in anyone who experiences a shocking or dangerous event, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In fact, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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