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Most Common Health Problems in Elderly People

Most Common Health Problems in Elderly People

Certain conditions or disorders can develop as we age that impact our quality of life and ability to live independently. Here, we take a look at the most common health problems in elderly people—conditions always worth monitoring.

Osteoarthritis: Sometimes called “wear and tear” arthritis, osteoarthritis is characterized by a loss of

What Causes Fatigue? The Stress Factor

What Causes Fatigue? The Stress Factor

You’re always tired but you haven’t been able to pinpoint the reason. You think about embarking on a campaign to get to the bottom of your fatigue, but—sad to say—you don’t have the energy to follow through. Don’t feel bad; even the medical community doesn’t fully understand what causes fatigue.
Researchers

Protect Against Falls With Progressive Resistance Training

One out of three adults age 65 and older suffers a fall each year, and falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries among seniors, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“A fracture resulting from a fall can lead to blood clots, respiratory complications, pressure

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