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Early detection is often cited as one of the most important factors in treating Alzheimer's disease, and results of a new study suggest it may be even more critical than originally thought.
Scientists are continually looking for new methods to treat cancer, and a team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Illinois may have found a potential breakthrough in an unlikely source.
It's no secret that eating well and exercising are crucial for helping elders remain healthy and independent for longer without too much home care help.
It was once believed that taking calcium and vitamin D supplements were key in keeping bones strong and healthy in old age.
For most seniors, being able to age well or age successfully in place is a goal.
Finding ways to help elderly loved ones improve their depression is crucial in getting them back to enjoying the activities they once loved and on the right track in terms of taking care of their overall health.
Not only are heart disease and stroke two of the biggest threats to independent living, they are also some of the leading causes of death in the United States.
Most home care providers understand the importance of offering patients healthy fare in order to help them ward off serious medical conditions that could affect their independence.
Chronic pain in seniors can be caused by a number of different issues. Everything from an injury suffered decades ago to recent surgery to osteoarthritis can play a role.
Heart disease is one of the biggest issues facing the senior care community. The condition is the leading cause of death in the United States, and women are particularly at risk for heart disease.
The social media website known as Facebook, was created in 2004 and has more than 500.000,000 users, equaling out to one in 13 people having an account worldwide, OnlineSchools.org reports.
Cardiac arrest is a serious condition in which a person's heart stops functioning suddenly, meaning no blood is being pumped to other areas.
In today's society, most people work in places where they sit for approximately eight hours.
One of the biggest challenges of treating Alzheimer's disease is understanding what changes to the brain could be the cause of the condition.
Cancer continues to be one of the most troubling diseases in the U.S., with approximately 1,600,290 new cases predicted in 2013 alone, according to the American Cancer Society.
Hip replacement surgery offers seniors many benefits. Not only can it help alleviate pain and discomfort, it can also help older adults regain their mobility and a sense of independence.
Depression is a common disorder in the U.S., as nearly one in 10 adults are diagnosed with the condition, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Even though any age group can develop depression, the CDC finds incidents tend to increase with age.
Rheumatoid arthritis can be one of the biggest threats to independent living. An autoimmune disease, RA differs significantly from other forms of arthritis, and the pain and inflammation associated with the condition can make it difficult to perform activities of daily living.
There may be no known cure for Parkinson's disease, a condition that affects an estimated 1 million adults in the United States, but neurostimulation has proven to be particularly effective in its later stages.
Obesity is a growing problem in the U.S., as more than one-third of the entire adult population is overweight or obese, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.
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