Much of the excess cost and waste in health care can be attributed to unnecessary tests and procedures. By some estimates, as much as 30 percent of all health care spending is considered wasteful...
Many assume that the ability to pay for care insulates them from the challenges of navigating today’s healthcare system. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Access to the very best medical care...
Visual changes occur with aging. Some changes lead to significant visual impairment in elderly persons that affects their ability to perform daily functions. This functional decline, in turn, results...
Falls are common among the elderly and broken hips from falls are a leading cause of death or significant functional decline in adults over age 65. As we age, health problems and the accompanying...
Urinary incontinence, the loss of bladder control, is a common affliction as one ages. It is often an underreported problem because many elderly patients think urine leakage is a natural part of...
Elderly people are at highest risk for heat-related illnesses. Chronic medical conditions and physical changes that occur with aging make it more difficult for their bodies to cool in very hot...
Rickets used to be a fairly common childhood disease due to vitamin-D deficiency and lack of sunlight exposure. It led to bone deformity, including bowed legs that are seen in some older people today...
The results of a major, multicenter clinical trial to determine the best treatment for younger patients who have strokes that are potentially due to a hole in the upper chambers of the heart have...
Michael Roizen, MD, chief wellness officer at the Cleveland Clinic and co-author of the newly released update of YOU: The Owner’s Manual, takes his own stay-healthy, live-longer advice and literally...
Measles, mumps and a host of other preventable diseases have declined dramatically since the advent of vaccines, yet some people don't follow evidence-based immunization guidelines because they have...

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