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  • Unsure About the COVID-19 Vaccine? Talk to Your Family Doctor

    Dr. Jennifer Hanna

    Your family doctor can provide trustworthy information about the COVID-19 vaccine and other recommended immunizations… groups. It also includes international travelers and patients diagnosed with certain health conditions. Recently, I had the pleasure of caring for an older adult named Lisa (not her real name)…

  • sweaty girl drinking water from a bottle outside

    Dehydration

    Dehydration is when your body doesn’t have enough fluids to work properly. It happens when you lose more fluids than… a medical emergency. It could be fatal if not treated. Dehydration can happen to anyone at any age. Infants, young children, and older adults are…

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    Nutrient Shortfall Questionnaire

    It is common for people to be lacking in nutrients. This can happen if your body doesn’t get enough of… that contains iron and at least 400 mcg of folate. Vitamin B12 is mainly found in fish, shellfish, meat, and dairy products. Older adults may…

  • doctor and senior female patient look at a model of a spine

    Vertebroplasty for Spine Fracture Pain

    Vertebroplasty treats compression spine fractures. In these fractures, the bone collapses and breaks. The procedure injects cement into the… other issues that cause thinning of the bones. Thinning of the bones can occur at any age. It’s most common in older adults. If bone in…

  • Hoarding

    Hoarding is an anxiety disorder. A person with this disorder cannot get rid of things. It can interfere with a… can sell or showcase. Hoarding disorder is more common in men than women. It can run in families. It is common in older adults over…

  • Pruritus

    Itchy skin (called Pruritus) is common. It can be caused by everything from the environment to medical conditions… It may ooze fluid. You may need antibiotics to get rid of this kind of infection. Severe itching or pain, especially in older adults, sometimes is caused…

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    Anal Fissure

    An anal fissure is a small crack or tear in the thin, moist lining of the lower rectum. It’s a… injury to the anal canal. They also can be caused by repeated diarrhea, when blood flow to the area is decreased (in older adults), after…

  • Plate of salad, tomatoes, olives, and olive oil sitting on table

    Mediterranean Diet

    The Mediterranean diet can help you to lose or maintain weight and also helps to manage blood pressure, blood sugar,… diet can help you lose or maintain weight. It also helps to manage your blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels. In older adults, it…

  • illustration of red blood cells in the bloodstream and Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)

    Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

    Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome is a condition that results from a digestive system infection… that destroy the red blood cells and damage your kidneys. Anyone can get HUS, but it is more common in children and older adults. Many people who get an E. coli infection do not…

  • Two women sitting in grass stretching before exercising

    The Exercise Habit

    Daily exercise is a good habit and important for a healthy mind and body… your family doctor. This is important if: You have not been active. You have health problems. You are pregnant. You are an older adult. Ask your doctor about how much exercise…

  • female doctor checking for Hyperthyroidism

    Hyperthyroidism

    Hyperthyroidism is an overactive thyroid. Your thyroid controls your body’s metabolism. It affects your heart rate, organ function, muscles, and… a goiter), which can appear as swelling at the base of the neck. Fatigue. Muscle weakness. Trouble sleeping. Increased appetite. Symptoms in older adults may…

  • Blood pressure cuff and meter with a small, red heart positioned in front

    Lifestyle Changes to Help Lower Your Blood Pressure

    Lowing high blood pressure is possible with small lifestyle changes… Americans who have a healthy blood pressure should limit the sodium in their diet to 2,300 mg per day. African Americans, older adults, and people who have high blood pressure should limit the sodium in their diet…

  • Managing Your Vaccine Schedule During COVID-19

    If you or your child missed vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic, now is a great time to catch up. Vaccines… way to protect them is to get vaccinations on time. Adults need vaccines, too, especially older adults. It is recommended that healthy adults who are…

  • X-ray of image with red highlighting area of cancer

    Bone Cancer

    Bone cancer is cancer of the bones. Most cases of bone cancer start in other areas and spread to the… that is very rare and forms in the spine. This cancer is more common in men than women, and typically occurs in older adults. Symptoms…

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    Hyperparathyroidism

    Hyperparathyroidism occurs in your parathyroid glands and results in the production of too much parathyroid hormone and a lack of… can be hereditary, which means it runs in families. More women have hyperparathyroidism than men. It is more likely to occur in older adults and…

  • Taking Care of Your Mental Health

    Your mental health is just as important as your physical health… affect how a child feels, thinks, and behaves. Early detection and treatment can help. Depression in Older Adults Depression is common in adults who are more than 65 years of age. However, it is…

  • Spider Bites

    Spiders are found everywhere. But each kind of spider is unique. Some tend to live outdoors. Some are common inside… allergic reaction: Fast heart rate Trouble breathing or swallowing Tightness in your chest Swelling in your mouth or face Young children and older adults are…

  • Mountain climber using mini portable oxygen cylinder to avoid and treat high-altitude illness

    High-Altitude Illness

    High-altitude illness can occur when you travel to altitudes higher than 8,000 feet. It happens when your body doesn’t get… with fluid, which can be fatal. It occurs at extreme high altitudes. Everyone is at risk for high-altitude illness. Children and older adults are at…

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