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What is Knee Replacement and Knee Replacement Surgery?

According to the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, doctors most commonly suggest knee replacement because of damage and pain caused by conditions such as osteoarthritis. When patients suffer from osteoarthritis, cartilage breaks down. This allows the... Read more

High Blood Pressure Overview: Symptoms, Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

What is high blood pressure? According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), high blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common disease in which the blood flows through the arteries at a higher pressure (the force of blood pressing against blood-vessel... 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 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

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

What Is an Aortic Aneurysm?

Has your doctor told you that you're at risk for an aortic aneurysm? Medicare Part B may cover a screening test for you. Learn about aortic aneurysms and what you can do if you are at risk. What is an aortic aneurysm? An aortic aneurysm is a bulging... 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 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

How to Prevent a Broken Hip for the Elderly

According to the Mayo Clinic, a broken hip, also called a hip fracture, can reduce your independence and sometimes even shorten your life. The first step in preventing a broken hip is understanding that you are at risk. Older women should in particular be on... Read more

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




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