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According to a recent article in Harvard Health, people tend to lose bone mass at a rate of 1% per year after age 40. This can result in osteoporosis, with even simple activities such as bending over to tie a shoelace becoming a potential risk for a fracture. Unfortunately, at least in my networks, aerobic… Read More »
Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that impacts body movement. It impacts almost 2% of the population, most commonly occurring in those 60 years of age or older. According to MedlinePlus, Parkinson’s occurs when the brain doesn’t produce enough dopamine. Parkinson’s disease symptoms can vary by individual and oftentimes early signs are overlooked. Typically, symptoms… Read More »
Nearly 1,000 Americans are dying daily from hypertension. This is one of the reasons cited for the new guidelines released that recommend treating patients for hypertension earlier than previous guidelines directed. MedlinePlus defines blood pressure as “the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries.” Hypertension, or high blood pressure, occurs when… Read More »
A new study confirms earlier research about what causes sundowning in Alzheimer’s patients. This could lead to a pharmacological treatment to eliminate this issue. Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that typically begins in those 60 years and older. It is the most common type of dementia and impacts parts of the brain that handle… Read More »
It’s the first day of May and the beginning of Arthritis Awareness Month. An estimated 22.7% of the U.S. population has received an arthritis diagnosis from a doctor. 43.5% of diagnosed patients have had to limit their activities due to this condition. Arthritis is a blanket term used to describe joint pain or joint disease. … Read More »