Health Care

Paget’s disease, also known as osteitis deformans, is an uncommon, chronic bone disorder that occurs in about 1% of the elderly population, in the US and other countries like India, China and Scandinavian nations. It is rather more common in certain geographical locations like England and Western Europe. The disease causes the bones to grow […]

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The macula in the eye renders a clear central vision.  Macular Degeneration is a serious medical condition that usually affects the elderly. It results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field(the macula) because of the damage to the retina and causes the breakdown of the macula located in the retina. […]

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The middle-class Americans have plenty to worry about, viz. the inflation, the rise in healthcare costs, growing old with too little savings, postponing their retirement and not having enough resources and options in case of a crisis after they retire. The rapid and total disappearance of defined-benefit pensions has left many Americans unprepared for retirement. […]

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Although seniors and the elderly are the largest growing population in the US, they are also one of the most isolated lot. They may be aware of their medical issues like blood pressure, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, but are hardly concerned about the social issues of their lives and rarely do they give any significance to socialization that is probably […]

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Heart failure develops over time when the pumping capacity of heart diminishes and it is not able to supply enough blood and oxygen to support other organs in the body. It is usually called a geriatric syndrome as most of the heart failure patients are the older adults. It is also a serious cardiac syndrome that can […]

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Kidneys are our body’s tireless waste removers. Healthy human kidneys purify the body by removing waste, toxins and excess fluid from the blood. They aid in controlling the blood pressure, strengthening the bones, maintaining the electrolysis balance, producing red blood cells in the body and keeping body chemicals in balance. A properly functioning kidney helps […]

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Cholesterol is one of the most common types of steroids found in the human body. It is an innate body constituent that is present in every cell membrane and is a major component of the brain. It is our carelessness as regards the food that we eat without being mindful of exercises that we associate […]

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Nearly 22 percent of the nation’s elderly reside in the rural and the suburban areas. They prefer to live far away from the crowds in the rural settings despite access to a fewer and a narrower range of health care and long-term care services. Health in old age is generally assessed on the basis of […]

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According to a recent research, only about 5% of patients who require the CPR will survive outside the hospital and only 15% of them will survive in the hospital. To make the matters worse, the elderly who have multiple medical issues or those with advanced stage cancers are much less likely to survive. A DNR can […]

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Laughter is a part of human behavior regulated by the brain to help us in negotiating our intentions of social interaction and provide an emotional context to conversations.  Although sometimes the physical and social stress factors throw our prolactin, insulin, thyroid and other hormones out of whack but our ability to laugh can bring these […]

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According to the CDC (the centers for disease control and prevention) some of the most common cancers among men are – prostate, lung and the colorectal cancers. Prostate cancer is also the second common cause of death among white, African American, American Indian/Alaska Native and Hispanic men, and the fourth most common cause of death […]

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