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Autoimmune Disease: Symptoms, Causes, And Treatments

Sometimes, the autoimmune system may attack the body as if there is an actual threat. This can lead to inflammation, plus damage to joints, nerves, and muscles. Autoimmune: Why Attacks On Healthy Bodies? Researchers think two things have to happen for you to have an autoimmune disorder. First, genetics plays a role. Then it could…

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Winter Safety For Senior Citizens

Guest Blog by Josephine Levin Whether it’s Jack Frost nipping at the window pane or the sound of rain splattering on the windows, winter presents extra challenges for seniors, whether they remain indoors or venture out. Here are some tips to stay safe. Falls, Fractures and Hip Protectors Seniors are more prone to falling, even…

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What is A “Qualifying Hospital Stay,” For Admission To A Rehab Facility?

The House re-introduced a bill last month seeking to rescind a long-standing Medicare provision that restricts beneficiaries from receiving rehabilitation services in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). The bill is called the Creating Access to Rehabilitation for Every Senior Act (H.R. 4701), or the CARES Act of 2017. It would eliminate Medicare’s current prior three-day hospitalization requirement…

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Senior Blues: Understanding The Line Between Sadness and Depression

Sooner or later, everyone gets the blues. Feeling sadness, loneliness, or grief when you go through a difficult life experience is part of being human. And most of the time, you can continue to function. You know that in time you will bounce back, and you do. But what if you don’t bounce back? What…

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Bad Habits Can Lead You To Disease And Serious Health Problems

Bad habits, many of which you’re probably not even aware of doing, can actually lead you to getting sick and contracting serious illness. A bad habit is a negative behaviour pattern. Common examples include: procrastination, overspending, nail-biting and too much time watching television or using a computer.       Bad Habits: Cracking Knuckles Cfrac,king knuckles may lead to arthritis. A substance…

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Diabetes Control With Regular Scheduled Exercise

Exercise is especially important if you have diabetes. Regular scheduled workouts can lower your blood sugar and blood pressure, boost your energy, and improve sleep. For seniors, high impact exercises are unnecessary as there are plenty of other options.       Diabetes: Walking It’s a simple way to get exercise and fresh air. It…

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Promoting Good Nutrition Should Be A Priority for Clinicians

Nutrition plays a vital role in maintaining good health and helping to prevent chronic disease. And yet when people visit the doctor, they’re unlikely to receive this kind of counseling as part of their medical care.       Nutrition: Challenges in Addressing Nutrition in Clinical Settings Why isn’t nutrition more frequently addressed in clinical…

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Pink Eye In The Elderly: Symptoms And Treatments

Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, can affect babies to senior citizens. However, it is more prevalent in children and the elderly. This is most likely due to their weak immune systems. The eye becomes red or pink, swollen, and irritated, and there may be mucus.  Pink eye is highly contagious. Senior citizens may get pink…

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Hip Replacement Therapy: Physical And Medical Treatments

Hip replacement therapy often begins within 24 hours after surgery.  Therapy begins with simple exercises while sitting on a chair. The patients moves up to walking with crutches or a walker. As the patient gains strength, he/she starts to step, walk, and climb.  Later on, they are encouraged to walk under their own power. Moreover,…

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Occupational Therapy, What Is It, How Does It Help People

Occupational therapy (OT) helps you handle and cope with pain, injury, illness, or a disability that makes it hard for you to care for yourself.  It teaches you how to adapt. It can also help you perform any kind of task at school, work, or in your home. You’ll learn how to use tools if you need…

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