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Back Pain Relief and Remedies

Back pain is common -- nearly everyone has it at some time in life, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The possible causes for back pain are many and here are just a few examples: Tense muscles Stress Ruptured disks resulting... Read more

Constipation: Prevention and Treatment

Constipation is a common digestive condition. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), constipation occurs when you have fewer than three bowel movements in a week. Constipation is often characterized by bowel... Read more

Stroke Overview: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

According to a report that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released in 2015, about 795,000 people in the United States have strokes each year. Stroke kills about 130,000 people each year in the U.S.; that's one person every four minutes, reports the... Read more

Aspirin for Heart Attack Prevention: Understanding Aspirin Therapy

Aspirin, the drug many people take for headaches or other pains, is a familiar fixture in many medicine cabinets. Some seniors take a daily low-dose aspirin for heart attack prevention. But aspirin therapy isn’t right for everyone, according to the Mayo... Read more

Urinary Tract Infections: Causes and Prevention

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common type of infection in the body, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Women get urinary tract infections about four times as often as men. Up to 60% of women will develop urinary tract... Read more

Kidney Disease Overview

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), your kidneys are fist-sized organs located in the middle of your back, one on each side of your spine. They have a bean-like shape (think "kidney" beans) and play an... Read more

Smart Watch Features That May Help Improve Seniors Health

If you’re a senior considering buying a smart watch, you might be interested in the health and safety benefits it might provide. According to the NPD Group, a market research company, only about 5% of smart watch owners are 55+ but this doesn’t mean that... Read more

Preventing Bruises in Seniors

If you're a caretaker, you might notice occasional bruises on an elderly person's skin. If you're a senior, you might find you bruise easily, according to the National Institutes of Health. What are bruises in seniors and others? Bruises form when small... Read more

Top 5 Most Common Eye Problems in Seniors

When you were younger, your eye problems may have been corrected with eye glasses or contacts. As you age, you may need more serious interventions, such as surgery, for your eye problems. According to the National Eye Institute (NEI) five common age-related... 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

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