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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

Does Hearing Loss Lead to Dementia?

The thought of losing aspects of your mental abilities as you age may be a scarier prospect than the thought of losing some of your physical abilities. In the case of hearing loss and dementia, symptoms between the two may be correlated. Read on to find out... Read more

How to Prevent Diabetes

Diabetes occurs when your body has trouble metabolizing insulin or can't produce enough. Roughly 90 to 95% of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; this form occurs when your body can't use... 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

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

Leg cramps: causes, diagnosis & treatment, and prevention

What causes leg cramps? Pain from leg cramps can wake you up in the middle of the night, reports a Harvard Medical School newsletter. Leg cramps happen when your muscles (usually calf muscles) contract on their own, according to the National Institutes of... 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

What Is Psoriatic Arthritis?

If you or a loved one suffer from psoriatic arthritis, you may have many questions about the condition. Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic inflammatory condition characterized by painful, scaly, red or white skin patches that break out over the body. Here is... Read more

How to Control a Leaky Bladder

A leaky bladder can affect your social life, your work, and your personal relationships. Leaky bladder symptoms can range from light wetting to uncontrollable urine flow. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, a leaky bladder is twice as common... 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

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