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  • Digoxin: A Medicine for Heart Problems

    Digoxin is a medicine used to treat heart problems, including heart failure and atrial fibrillation.

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  • Common Oral Conditions in Seniors

    As you age, oral conditions tend to develop. Here are common ones, and steps you can take to improve your…

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  • Palliative Care

    Palliative care helps people who are dying from a serious illness. It is designed to relieve symptoms, improve life, and…

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  • Prescription Drug Abuse in the Elderly

    Most older adults who suffer from prescription drug abuse do so by accident. Learn the causes and how to recognize…

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  • Kidney Stones

    A kidney stone is a hard, solid lump that forms in your kidney. The lump can be as small as…

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  • de Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

    De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is when the 2 tendons at the base of your thumb become swollen and cause pain and…

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  • Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) Infection

    Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) is a type of bacteria that can lead to an infection. Learn about the symptoms, causes,…

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  • Pelvic Floor Disorders

    A group of muscles and connective tissues make up your “pelvic floor.” It can weaken, causing bladder- or bowel-control problems,…

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  • Leukemia

    Leukemia is cancer of the white blood cells. There are 4 main types that have different symptoms and treatments.

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  • Finding the Right Addiction Treatment Program

    Admitting you have an addiction is hard to do. Find the treatment program that’s right for you.

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  • Diabetes and Nutrition

    Learn how to eat right when you have diabetes.

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  • Diabetes and Heart Disease

    People who have diabetes are more likely to get heart disease. Blood sugar that is too high can damage many…

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  • Diabetes and Exercise

    Exercise can make a real difference for people who have diabetes. Exercise can help control your weight and lower your…

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  • Parkinson’s Disease

    Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive disorder that causes problems with muscle movement.

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  • Empty Nest Syndrome

    Empty nest syndrome is a stage in life marked by sadness when adult children move out on their own.

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  • Essential Tremor

    Essential tremor is a nervous system disorder that causes uncontrollable shaking movements. It isn’t life threatening but can cause…

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  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

    Coronary artery disease is when the blood vessels leading to the heart harden and restrict blood flow.

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  • Depression in Older Adults

    Depression is a common problem in older adults, but it is not part of the aging process. Learn how to…

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  • Depression and Alzheimer’s Disease

    Depression is very common among people who have Alzheimer’s disease. They may become depressed when their memory and ability to…

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  • Dementia

    Dementia is a group of symptoms caused by brain damage. It makes it hard for people to remember, learn, and…

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