In senior health, what is the value of conventional medicine and alternative medicine?   Many people ask if one is better than the other. Indeed, this is a hotly debated topic among physicians, patients and other interested parties.   There is a study that shows, that seniors are used to using what we call alternative…

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Can hearing loss in seniors be reversed? Hearing problems affect many seniors. The statistics are that around one in three seniors aged 65-74 suffer from hearing loss. That number rises. Nearly half of those aged 75 and older have trouble hearing. By the way, due to misuse of devices and headsets, hearing damage happens to…

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There is a range of treatments for osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. Arthritis is the most common chronic joint condition. The wonderful joints in the human body can wear out in different ways.   The Risk If these things happen to a person’s joints, they would be at risk for osteoarthritis:…

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This is the third in a series of articles describing the sub-acute care team. Let’s learn about the neurologist’s role in the sub-acute care team. Previously, we discussed the roles of the dietitian, the physical therapist and the physiatrist. The National Stroke Association describes the role of the stroke neurologist as specializing in diagnosis, treatment…

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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)  says that hip pain and arthritis greatly affect Americans. Statistics from 2006 said that 30% of adults from a survey reported joint pain. Around 23% of adults   in the US have arthritis.  What can we learn about hip pain and arthritis? Most importantly, we can become more aware…

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Tips for Seniors with ADHD, including Ways to Stay Organized If you are a senior in rehabilitation, and you have ADHD, you have a responsibility to upkeep your ADHD regimen. Every patient, including seniors with ADHD, hopes to leave the rehab center better than when they came in, having kept up the treatment for any…

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Post operative wound care for seniors can be carried out at home or in a rehab center offering post acute care. Wounds can come about as a result of several things. Common causes are: an injury following surgery wounds due to diabetes pressure sores and bed sores This article discusses wound care for wounds due…

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Easing the Challenge of Dysphagia Swallowing is an essential part of eating. In order to live healthily, a person must be able to eat in a safe and efficient manner. When there are difficulties with swallowing in seniors, the patient works with a speech language pathologist (SLP) in speech and language therapy to learn strategies…

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In seniors snoring could be one regarded as one of the senior health issues that are less serious. Compared with other issues such as cardiac health or respiratory diseases, it seems less threatening. The medical truth however is that there are several serious health issues connected with snoring. For seniors, snoring shouldn’t always be brushed…

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