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Jean is an RN and a freelance writer. She is a staff writer for Living Well 60 Plus and Health & Wellness magazines. Her Web site is at www.normajean.naiwe.com
Psoriatic arthritis is a form of arthritis (joint inflammation) that occurs mainly in those who have the skin condition psoriasis. It can occur in people without psoriasis if they have relatives with the condition. According to the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), psoriasis is a disease in which scaly red and white patches develop...
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Hepatitis C is a virus, an inflammation of the liver, which could be acute but most often is chronic in nature. It is the leading cause of cirrhosis and the most common reason for liver transplants in United States. The National Institute of Health (NIH) reports there were 19,659 hepatitis-
Andropause is the term given to the condition of aging in a male. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) says men do not experience a major, rapid change in fertility as they age as women do with menopause. The changes in men occur more gradually.
Receiving health care today is a challenge. It often involves participation in a system that is time consuming and complicated. While there are many efforts today to simplify and safeguard this system from errors, nevertheless errors are made daily.
Falls a real danger for people entering their golden years. One minute Amanda was coming down the stairs in her home. The next minute, she was lying face down on the floor at the foot of the steps. She remembered the fall; she recalled scraping her nose on the rough pile of the carpet, getting a kind of a rug burn and hitting her head.
We all know we need to save money, but many of us put off saving. We need to develop a rainy day fund. Having a “rainy day fund” gives you the peace of mind of knowing you are secure and better prepared to meet unexpected expenses. Bankrate’s Financial Security Index says 20 percent of individuals do not have any money saved.
The holidays are here. What would they be like without those special meals with family and friends? This also means gift giving, parties to attend or host — and stretching your budget. Consider the following tips to help you stay merry and bright this season:
Eleanor sat in her doctor’s office, listening to a strange diagnosis. She had been searching for a cause for her diarrhea, irritability and depression for over four years. Had she finally found it?
Are you a senior planning your goals for your later years? A survey was recently conducted in which the following questions were asked of seniors ages 64 to 94 years:
Some arthritic (joint) pain may be controlled with small lifestyle changes, by application of heat or cold, taking a pain reliever such as Tylenol or physical therapy (PT). However, if your joint pain makes it hard to sleep, keeps you from doing day-
Are you a story teller? Do you have treasured memories you would like to set down on paper for your children to someday read to their children? Perhaps you have always harbored a secret yen to publish a book you have written yourself. Today, people are doing amazing things by taking things they’ve written and putting together....
Molly was 7 years old when her mom died of cancer. Molly had known her mother was very ill; she had witnessed her slow demise. Molly knew what death was. One of her animals had died during the past year and they buried it in the back yard.
Looking for a great getaway vacation spot or just a place for a few days of rest and relaxation? Whether you want a relaxing site or an adventure, you can have it all at Kentucky state parks. You don’t have to go far; there are several state parks close by, both around the Lexington area and sprinkled throughout the Commonwealth.
As any senior can tell you, chronic maladies prevail as we age. This is true for many conditions, including age-
Over 3.2 million adults live in nursing homes and other long-
The shades are drawn at the windows. The daily newspapers are stacked outside the door unclaimed. Mildred has not ventured outside in a week. Her appetite is poor, and she picks at her food when she does eat. She is sleeping poorly, awakening early in the morning, unable to return to slumber.
Pneumonia is a serious disease, particularly for the aged and infirm. In the elderly population, pneumonia remains the single most common cause of death from an infectious disease. In 2010, pneumonia, combined with influenza, was the eighth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.