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27 articles tagged Gerontology
'Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Prevalence'

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Prevalence

About 12 people million are un­aware that COPD is perma­nently damag­ing their lung air­ways and air sacs.

Orthopedics 'Alternatives to Knee Replacement'

Alternatives to Knee Replacement

It is tempting to beg a doctor to re­move aching by any means pos­sible. Any dis­com­fort felt prior to surgery is multiplied during rehabilitation.

Oncology 'How to Know When a Loved One is Dying'

Signs a Loved One is Dying

How do professional caregivers know when a patient is transitioning to death? Pre-active and active phases of death become apparent prior to the inevitable.

Mental health 'Forgetful elderly man'

Add Prescriptions to Dementia Causes

Increase in dementia cases may be linked to common prescrip­tion medications. Fortunately, one of the most common is excluded.

Orthopedics 'Elderly man with backache'

Schmorl Node Vertical Disc Herniation Pain

Historically considered clinically insig­ni­fi­cant, Schmorl’s nodes can be an active symptom or cause of pain in some patients.


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Dermatology 'Can You Get Rid of Eyebrow Bugs?'

Can You Get Rid of Eyebrow Bugs?

If your face has unwanted parasites, they may be temporarily eradicated with these solutions.

Orthopedics 'Mature couple with backache'

Could You Have A Spinal Bone Infection?

Pyogenic spondy­litis is a rare life-threatening condition primarily affecting adults in their fifties to be distin­guish­ed from vertebral cancers.

Individual 'Dangers of Sedentary Jobs'

Why Your Butt’s in Danger

Industry has advanced on the buttocks of graphic artists, program­mers, truck drivers and office workers who sacrifice their rears with irreparable harm.

Neurology 'What’s Shaking With Parkinson’s?'

What’s Shaking With Parkinson’s?

The most obvious symptom of Parkinson’s disease is tremors. It is often assumed to be a musculo­skeletal disorder. But patients and caregivers should be alert to neuro­logical changes.

Neurology 'Don’t Forget Alzheimer’s Patients'

Don’t Forget Alzheimer’s Patients

If doctors could predict Alzheimer’s Disease years before onset with better than 90 percent accuracy, would you want to know if you have markers? How would this change your life?

Gerontology 'Could You Be a Good Caregiver?'

Could You Be a Good Caregiver?

Patients can become demanding with little motiva­tion for self-sufficiency. Read how a pro­spec­tive caregiver under­estimates the task.

Neurology 'Pair of feet under covers'

Get Enough REM Sleep

Functioning with very little sleep is not a virtuous work habit. Deep sleep improves productivity. Could this be the reason you’re so groggy, cranky and obnoxious?


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