Tag: Incontinence

Colorectal Cancers: Screening Saves Lives

Colorectal Cancers: Screening Saves Lives

Colorectal cancer remains one of the most curable cancers—if it’s detected early. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently renewed its advice stating that screening for colorectal cancers should begin at age 50 and continue to at least age 75.

For people age 76 to 85, the USPSTF noted that

Respond “FAST” to Stroke Symptoms

Did you know women are twice as likely to die from stroke than from breast cancer? Many women think of stroke as a man’s problem. They don’t know the symptoms of stroke, or that seeking emergency care is critical when these symptoms occur.

But what they don’t know can make all

Report Incontinence to Your Doctor

Urinary incontinence (UI) can have a significant impact on a woman’s quality of life, especially if she begins avoiding activities and situations due to concerns about urine leakage. A recent study suggested that women with the problem tend to get less exercise—and that’s unfortunate, since other research suggests that exercise

Vacationing With a Loved One Who Has Dementia

Taking a vacation can be a wonderful way to renew and refresh body, mind, and spirit. But if you are a caregiver for someone who has dementia, you might be reluctant to take a trip. In the early stages of dementia, however, it may be quite possible and quite pleasurable.

“It’s

Don’t Rush to Surgery for Prostate Cancer

After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS)—and six cases in 10 occur in men age 65 and older.
For some men, prostate cancer can be an aggressive disease, but for most, the disease is slow growing—in fact, men with

Managing Menopause Gracefully

Managing Menopause Gracefully

The realization that conventional hormone replacement therapy increased cancer and heart disease risk was a devastating blow to millions of women who were desperately seeking relief from hot flashes, brittle bones, and weight gain. Fortunately, today there’s another option that is quite effective and much safer.

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