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Opioid Epidemic: Dependence in Seniors and the Disabled

Medicare coverage is for seniors and some people with disabilities, many who take prescription opioids to manage pain from surgery, injury, or illness. In 2016, one in three Medicare Part D beneficiaries received a prescription opioid, according the U.S.... Read more

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

Ovarian Cancer: Signs, Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Treatment

Ovarian cancer starts in the ovaries, the female reproductive glands that produce eggs and the hormones estrogen and progesterone. This type of cancer is frequently not detected until it has spread, or metastasized, to other organs in the abdomen and pelvis;... Read more

Types of Exercise for Seniors

Exercise for seniors: why should you exercise? As we get older, our strength and endurance often decline, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This may make seniors more likely to be tired and get hurt. So, let's look at how... Read more

Anxiety Disorders in Seniors

Everyone feels stressed or anxious at times, so it can be hard to tell when everyday worries may be signs of an anxiety disorder. Here's how to identify an anxiety disorder and get the help you need. What is anxiety vs. an anxiety disorder? Having an... 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 Prevent Skin Cancer

Staying out of the sun will do more than simply prevent premature aging and wrinkles: protecting yourself from ultraviolet (UV) radiation may lower your risk of skin cancer. Learn how to prevent skin cancer with these simple tips. Skin cancer statistics The... Read more

What is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig’s Disease?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), sometimes called Lou Gehrig's disease, received a lot of media attention during the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. According to the ALS Association, the donations helped lead to an important genetic discovery. Read more in... Read more

Dental Hygiene for Seniors

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), water fluoridation and fluoride in toothpaste have recently led to people keeping their natural teeth over their entire lifetime. However, as you get older, you may have to take extra care to... Read more

Coping with Chronic Pain

According to the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), over 25 million adults in the U.S. had pain every day for three consecutive months or more. The most common sources of chronic pain were... Read more

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