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Rheumatoid Arthritis Reaches Beyond the Joints

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is usually associated with pain and swelling in the joints. However, it also causes long-term damage throughout the body. Unlike osteoarthritis, which is caused by wear and tear of the joints, RA is an autoimmune disease. This means that the disease causes the immune system to attack healthy tissue, mistaking it for…

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New Promise in Healing Paraplegia

While age is a risk factor for many serious diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, there are two other age-related conditions that impact our quality of life, even though they do not directly cause death. As we age, we lose muscle, and it is also common for bones to weaken, causing osteopenia or osteoporosis. This…

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Just the Facts

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal disorder afflicting approximately 12% of adults in the United States. It is more commonly found in women than men: nearly twice as many women suffer from IBS as men. There are many theories about the cause of IBS, but currently scientists seem to be honing in on two…

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The 4 Most Common Complications of Diabetes

Since today is World Diabetes Day, it is especially fitting to talk about the serious — and common — complications this disease can cause. Diabetes affects the blood, but its complications are not limited to blood-related issues, such as hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Blood nourishes every cell of the body, and therefore diabetes can disrupt…

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Short-Term Rehab Improves Outcomes for Hospitalized Seniors  

A hospital stay is almost always traumatic for an older person. But going home is not necessarily much easier. There may be new medications to manage, new dietary restrictions to implement, new wounds to treat, follow-up appointments to make, and even in-house repairs to make, such as installing grab bars or ramps. So difficult is…

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Top Three Reasons People Contract Frequent Colds

It is well-known that elderly people are more susceptible to colds and illnesses, and that colds tend to last longer as we age. Getting a cold now and then is, of course, quite common and nothing to be concerned about. However, if an individual gets colds frequently, it is important to look for factors that…

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Breakthrough in Treatment of Osteoarthritis

More than 30 million people in the United States currently suffer from osteoarthritis, a disease that targets the joints and cartilage. Osteoarthritis is a progressive, degenerative condition, and the most common form of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is incurable, and the best we can do for this condition is to manage the pain. However, research published in…

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The Emotional Costs of Heart Failure

Heart failure is a condition in which the heart is not strong enough to pump as much blood as the body needs. The heart is a muscle, but unlike other muscles, it doesn’t get stronger the harder it works. Instead, as it works harder to pump blood, it gets weaker, not stronger. As the heart…

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6 Surprising Causes of Heart Palpitations

With heart disease the leading cause of death in the US, people are right to be concerned if their heartbeat ever feels “funny.” Heart palpitations, when the heart skips a beat, flutters, or beats too hard or too fast, can occur for many reasons, only some of which require medical attention. Many people feel heart…

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Getting Your Loved One the Care They Need 

Helping a loved one navigate the world of Medicare or Medicaid involves becoming familiar with a variety of acronyms, including ADL and IADL. While these two may sound similar, knowing the difference determine what type of care your loved one can get — and whether it’s covered. ADLs ADL stands for Activities of Daily Living.…

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