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Osteoarthritis: What It Is, How It Happens, Is There A Cure?

Osteoarthritis (OA) affects 30 million Americans, with a good number being senior citizens. Each year, 3 million Americans are diagnosed with the disease. Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition of the joints, primarily affecting the knees, hips, lower back and neck. The small joints of the fingers and the bases of the thumb and big toe are…

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Excuses For Senior Citizens To Avoid Exercises, No Excuse Says NIA

Senior citizens, just like many of us younger people don’t have to look hard for excuses, to avoid exercise. Indeed, seniors probably have better excuses than we do since they aren’t as fast, strong, or limber as us. However, precisely because of their physical condition, exercise on a schedule, even mild exercise, is critically important…

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Alzheimer’s Disease Rates To Double by 2060, Says CDC

Alzheimer’s disease rates in the United States are expected to double by the year 2060, according to the latest study by The Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC statistics are derived from actuarial data which predicts more people living into old age ( 65 years ), and health claims data from 28 million Medicare…

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ESR Testing, What It Is, Why It Matters To Your Health

ESR testing measures the erythrocyte sedimentation rate, which is how quickly red blood cells settle at the bottom of a blood sample.   It helps your doctor determine if you’re experiencing inflammation from conditions such as autoimmune disease, infection, and cancer.         A doctor draws a small amount of blood and sends it to…

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Carbohydrates Are Essential For Your Health And Longevity

Carbohydrates in your diet are very important to maintain good nutrition and health. Indeed, if you skimp and reduce your carbohydrate intake, your health can take a serious hit. Moreover, it’s not only the quantity that is important, but also its quality.         Carbohydrates: Quality And Quantity Counts Nutritionists recommend that your…

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Aged Citizens Getting Their Flu Shots In August Make Any Sense? Really?

Aged people, 65 and older getting their winter flu shots in August? Does that make any sense to you? Well, it certainly makes sense to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control). Indeed, while technically, it’s still Summer, Pharmacies have started to promote flu shots around the country. Perhaps, it’s because Labor Day is next week,…

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Chronic Pain Treated With Magnetic Force Fields Is Not Science Fiction

Chronic pain is reaching epidemic proportions here in the United States and is the most common cause of long-term disability. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), over 76 million people in the U.S. — that is approximately 25%, have had at least one pain episode that lasted for more than 24 hours.Of these,…

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Belly Fat In Seniors May Lead to Poor Memory, Cognitive Decline

Belly fat in seniors can lead to poor memory, cognitive decline, and even Alzheimer’s disease and dementia; a study reports. Currently, approximately 47 million people worldwide are affected by dementia. And as the number of senior citizens rises, so does the number of dementia and Alzheimer’s patients.This number is expected to rise to 75 million…

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SNAP Benefits A Lifeline Safety Net Program For Senior Citizens

SNAP ( Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program ) is a vital program for millions of senior citizens who would otherwise be at risk for hunger, malnutrition, and possible chronic illness. Statistics show that in 22% of households receiving SNAP, at least one adult is age 60 or older. SNAP is administered by the Department of Agriculture…

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Peaches Are A Great Way To Stay Healthy This Summer

Peaches are a great summer food that are packed with nutrients and vitamins that will keep you healthy. For example, just one peach can provide you with 15% of your daily Vitamin C needs. Vitamin C strengthens your immune system and flushes out bad chemicals that have been linked to cancer.       Peaches:…

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