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Common Misconceptions about Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can occur in anyone at any age. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are very common, especially in the elderly. A simple fall in your elderly loved one’s home can result in a TBI. Brain injuries can also occur from … Continue reading

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What Your Nails are Telling You about Your Health

Your nails can actually tell you and your doctor a lot about your health. Most people do not pay much attention to their nails. Women tend to file and polish their nails, while men simply cut theirs and let them … Continue reading

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What Your Hair Can Tell You about Your Health

When it comes to hair, most people only ever think about how they can style it, cut it, and color it. But many experts have said, that our hair can actually tell more about our health than we think. If … Continue reading

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Glaucoma: What Seniors Should Know

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can result in nerve damage and vision loss. It greatly affects the elderly population, and should be taken seriously. The group of eye diseases known as glaucoma occurs due to abnormally high … Continue reading

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What Your Hands Can Tell You About Your Health

Human hands are part of what sets them apart from other species living on Earth. Our hands are full of dexterity and ability. With opposable thumbs, we can pick up almost any item and do almost anything that we desire. … Continue reading

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Commonly Missed and Ignored Heart Attack Symptoms

As you age, your risk of developing a life threatening heart attack increases. Your heart will age with the rest of your body, and over the years, your arteries and heart valves can become soft and lose their elasticity. This … Continue reading

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Warning Signs of Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes is quickly becoming one of the most common diseases that affect the elderly in developed countries. Access to various fatty and sugary foods along with busy lifestyles that do not create time for exercise are causing people … Continue reading

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Hallucinations in the Elderly (Causes, Symptoms and Treatment)

Hallucinations are any type of feeling or perception of something occurring when it actually is not present. When most people think of hallucinations they think of either tactile or visual hallucinations, but there are actually five types that each correlate … Continue reading

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What Your Feet Can Say About Your Health

When you think about your health, you may not automatically think about your feet. Sure, your feet help you move around easily and they can be of great help to your posture and walking, but did you know that your … Continue reading

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Multiple Sclerosis: Diagnosis and Treatment

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) can be a devastating disease. Over time, patients with this immune-mediated disease  have progressive symptoms and may become disabled. In the elderly population, it is key to understand treatment options and each patient’s prognosis. This article will … Continue reading

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