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  • Gout

    Gout is a common type of arthritis. It is marked by swelling and pain in your joints. It most often…

  • What is a Total Contact Cast?

    A total contact cast is used to treat ulcers (deep sores) on a person’s foot. It consists of a fiberglass…

  • Prescription Drug Abuse in the Elderly

    Prescription drug abuse is when people misuse prescribed medicines. Most older adults who suffer from prescription drug abuse do so…

  • Diabetes and Nutrition

    What you eat is closely connected to the amount of sugar in your blood. The right food choices will help…

  • Diabetes and Exercise

    Exercise can help people who have diabetes. It can help control your weight, lower your blood sugar level, and reduce…

  • Kidney Stones

    Your body removes waste through urine that’s made in your kidneys. When waste doesn’t properly leave your kidneys, it can…

  • Hair Loss

    It is normal to shed some hair each day as part of this cycle. However, some people may experience excessive…

  • Sports and Exercise at Every Age

    It is important to exercise no matter what age you are. A lifelong exercise program is the surest way to…

  • Palliative Care

    Palliative care is designed to improve the quality of care for a person who has a serious or life-threatening…

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease that causes extreme fatigue that lasts for more than 6 months and interrupts daily…

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful disorder that occurs when the tissues in your wrist get swollen or inflamed and…

  • Prostate Cancer | Pros & Cons of PSA Testing

    Early detection is easier to treat and more likely to be cured, but PSA testing isn’t always accurate and can…

  • Nourish Your Brain

    A healthy brain is just as important as a healthy body. Many of the things you do to keep your…

  • Lifestyle Changes to Help Lower Your Blood Pressure

    Lowing high blood pressure is possible with small lifestyle changes.

  • Kegel Exercises for Your Pelvic Muscles

    Kegel exercises strengthen the muscles under the uterus, bladder, and bowel (large intestine).

  • Kidney Cysts

    Kidney cysts are sacs filled with fluid that form in the kidneys. These small, oval or round sacs are almost…

  • Falls: How to Lower Your Risk

    A fall at an older age can have serious consequences to your health and independence. Reduce your risk for falling…

  • Ways to Increase Low Testosterone

    Testosterone is a sex hormone that your body makes. Normally, men produce more of it than women do. Some men…

  • Vitamin D

    Vitamin D is an important nutrient. It helps your body build strong bones and teeth. Getting enough vitamin D is…

  • Running: Preventing Overuse Injuries

    It’s common for runners to overdo it and become injured. You may run too far or too fast. But it’s…