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Sepsis In Senior Citizens: What It Is, How To Treat It

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Sepsis in senior citizens happens when the body battles an infection. It could be  be a urinary tract infection or even pneumonia. Your immune system releases chemicals into the bloodstream to fight the infection, and these chemicals can sometimes trigger additional inflammation in your body.   If left untreated, sepsis can lead to septic shock, a drastic drop in…

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Alzheimer’s Therapy: Where Is The Cure Coming From

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Alzheimer’s Therapy and the search for a cure has been going on for years. But, to date, no cure has been found and essentially Alzheimer’s is still a death sentence. The World Health Organization (WHO), estimates that approximately 50 million people world-wide live with dementia, and approximately 60–70 percent have Alzheimer’s disease. Senior citizens, aged 65 and older, are…

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Lymphedema Symptoms, Causes, And Treatments

Lymphedema is a long-term condition where excess fluid collects in tissues causing swelling of the limbs(edema). It usually affects one of the arms or legs. In some cases, both arms or both legs can be affected. The lymphatic system is a part of your circulatory system and plays a key role in regulating immune function. This…

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Seniors Hearing Loss: Treat It Or Ignore It, That Is The Question

Seniors hearing loss statistics are grim. According to the National Institute on Deafness (NIDCD), hearing loss in seniors is one of the most common conditions affecting elderly adults. Approximately 33% of seniors between the ages of 65 and 74 suffer from hearing loss, and 50% of seniors aged 75+ have difficulty hearing. Hearing loss impairs…

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Sugar Intake In The United States Is Way To High, Learn Why

Sugar intake in the United States is way too high and the health consequences are devastating. According to the American Diabetes Organization (ADA), 30 million Americans suffer from diabetes. And specifically, among senior citizens aged 65 and older, 25% or 12 million seniors suffer with diabetes. Also, 2 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every…

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Blood Pressure Can Now Be Measured With Flexible Skin Patch

Blood pressure (hypertension) flowing through arteries and blood vessels can harm organs if it remains too high for too long. It can lead to heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease. The added danger is that doesn’t cause warning symptoms, so you won’t even know if you have it. So, how to solve this problem?  …

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Dementia Care In A Nursing Home Special Care Unit Improves Life Quality

Dementia care in skilled nursing homes that is set up as a special care unit (SCU) significantly reduces the severity of the disease and improves quality of life. This is based on a recent study by the Harvard Medical School. The Harvard researchers are urging skilled nursing homes to set up special care units (SCU)…

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AI Flags Prescription Drug Errors Instantaneously, Saves Lives

AI (artificial intelligence) has now been perfected to accurately detect prescription drug errors before they happen. Prescription drug mistakes are one of the leading causes of death in the United States. These errors are preventable and now MedAware, an Israeli tech company, has developed an AI program to flag physician prescription drug errors before the…

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Opioids Legislation Passed By Congress Will Save 2.6 Billion

New opioids legislation was passed by Congress earlier today. The new law will save the Federal government more than 2.6 billion dollars from the budget.   The new law will now allow for Medicaid funding for inpatient addiction treatment in institutions treating mental disease. The CDC has termed the opioid crisis an epidemic. In 2017, more…

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Memory Improves With Just 10 Minutes Of Light Exercise

Your memory can improve with as little as 10 minutes of light exercise. This is great news, since as we age, our memory is likely to deteriorate and become less reliable. Indeed, the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) estimates the Alzheimer’s disease rates will double by the year 2060. Therefore, as the population ages and…

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