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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

    Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a condition involving red blood cells and your kidneys. HUS happens after you get an… 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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… protect them is to take them on time for vaccinations. Adults need vaccines, too, especially older adults. It is recommended that healthy adults who are…

  • 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…

  • Antiemetic Medicines: OTC Relief for Nausea and Vomiting

    You can buy over-the-counter (OTC) medicines without a prescription, including medicines that treat nausea and vomiting. These are called… less effective. Don’t store medicines in bathrooms or bathroom cabinets. These locations are often hot and humid. Things to consider Healthy adults usually don’t experience side…

  • Air Pollution

    Outdoor air pollution is a mix of gases and toxic particles in the air we breathe. Regular exposure to it… make it difficult to breathe outside if you have lung problems, such as asthma. It can also cause trouble for children and older adults. Avoid…

  • The Importance of Vaccinations

    Vaccinations are an important part of public health. They prevent the spread of contagious, dangerous, and deadly diseases, and save… is essential to preventing the spread of contagious diseases. Vaccines are especially important for at-risk populations such as young children and older adults. The AAFP…

  • HIV

    The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) attacks the body’s immune system. A healthy immune system is what keeps you from getting… Family Physicians (AAFP) encourages all sexually active people between 15 years and 65 years of age to get tested. Younger adolescents and older adults who…

  • Labyrinthitis

    Labyrinthitis is a condition that affects a part of the inner ear called the labyrinth. When it is swollen, you… Most people are completely better within 2 to 3 months. Sensitivity to motion may be a problem for several years, especially for older adults. In…