Published: May 15, 2017 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
Based on year-over-year trends, the American Cancer Society estimates that in 2017, there will be 161,360 new cases of prostate cancer, and approximately 26,730 deaths.
Published: Feb 15, 2018 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
The liver is one of the body’s true powerhouses – an organ that performs a staggering number of important functions simultaneously. Not only does it convert nutrients into bile, a substance that helps with the digestion process, it also produces amino acids that play a key role in fighting infections.
Published: Aug 26, 2014 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
As we age, our bodies change. What is normal? What is not? In this article, we look at the cardiovascular system to see how it ages.
Published: Jul 12, 2016 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
Several preventable diseases can cause serious illness and even death in unvaccinated seniors.
Published: Jan 11, 2016 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
A heart attack, also known as acute myocardial infarction (AMI), changes the lives of both seniors and their caregivers.
Published: Sep 10, 2014 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
Since 1991, there has been a substantial increase in the number of senior adults receiving total knee replacements. In the United States alone, approximately 600,000 are performed annually.
Published: Nov 12, 2015 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
Pneumonia may be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi, and results in inflammation and decreased circulation to one or both of the lungs. As circulation to the lungs decreases, oxygen in the blood declines.