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Every year, more than one in four American adults age 65 or older will fall, and falls are the top cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries in this population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And, falls are more common in women than in men.
Three things can
An astonishing 40 percent of U.S. adults will develop diabetes in their lifetime. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that results primarily from abdominal obesity, which leads to resistance to the hormone insulin. Poorly controlled type 2 diabetes is associated with a shockingly wide range of life-threatening complications,
Medications can be effective for treating pain, but they’re not the only method. In fact, some people shouldn’t use painkillers at all. Others simply don’t need them because there are other ways to treat pain.
Options for relieving pain without taking medications begin with conservative approaches such as losing weight, avoiding
You don’t have to be 65 to fall and fracture an arm, leg, or hip, but one out of every three people 65 or older in the U.S. will suffer a fall this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And, falls are 50 percent more common