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Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects the Entire Body

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is usually associated with pain and swelling in the joints. However, it can cause long-term damage throughout the body. Unlike osteoarthritis, which is a wear-and-tear disease, rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. This means that RA causes … Continue reading

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What is the A1c Test? (Diabetes)

Since diabetes is defined by its abnormal blood sugar levels, it makes sense that tests for diabetes measure the amount of sugar in the blood. However, blood glucose tests have a downside: they offer only a snapshot of blood glucose … Continue reading

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Dangerous Myths about Senior Falls

The leading cause of fatal injury in older people? A fall. The leading cause of nonfatal injury in older people? A fall. The most common way for a senior to lose their independence? You guessed it: a fall. The statistics … Continue reading

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The Surprising Brain Benefits of Exercise for Seniors

Are you doing the daily crossword puzzle to stave off “senior moments” in which the right word is just out of reach? That’s good, but a study published in Scientific Reports indicates that taking a brisk walk can help just … Continue reading

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Beagles Can Be Trained to Detect Early Stages of Lung Cancer

Although cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States, the second leading cause of death, cancer, is not far behind. Further, the death rate due to cancer is growing more rapidly than the death rate due … Continue reading

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Why Women Have More Migraines Than Men

A migraine is no ordinary headache. It is a debilitating experience that can last anywhere from four long hours to a staggering three days. Migraines are often accompanied by nausea, blurred vision, and hypersensitivity to light, smell, or sound. Another … Continue reading

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Can You Get Too Much Vitamin D?

Numerous research reports have highlighted the fundamental importance of vitamin D, an essential vitamin that helps build and maintain healthy bones and teeth. Vitamin D also helps the body protect itself from a variety of illnesses and diseases, ranging from … Continue reading

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What is Ulcerative Colitis?

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the colon, also known as the large intestine. Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are collectively known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Though most people first develop symptoms of ulcerative colitis … Continue reading

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Judging Quality of Life in Care Facilities

What do residents in long-term care facilities value most? What makes them feel most “at home” in their new home? An international group of researchers asked over 15,000 residents of long-term care facilities around the world these questions, publishing the … Continue reading

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Osteoporosis and Osteopenia: A Risk for the Elderly

According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), osteoporosis and osteopenia affect more than half of adults over the age of 50 in the United States. The IOF points out that low bone density is a major health threat for US … Continue reading

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