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Pneumonia is an infection that affects one or both lungs. The disease can range from mild to severe, and can be fatal.
One in three hospital patients is malnourished upon admission and almost one-third of U.S. patients (31 percent) experiences declines in nutritional status while in the hospital.
Several preventable diseases can cause serious illness and even death in unvaccinated seniors.
Problems associated with aging can affect a person’s ability to move around, or mobility.
Half of all Americans age 65 or older have pre-diabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease in the U.S. after Alzheimer’s disease, and the number of people affected by Parkinson’s is increasing as the population ages.
A hernia is described as a bulging of an organ or tissue through an abnormal opening.
Taking a few precautions to prevent skin damage can allow seniors to continue to enjoy the sunshine without worry
Staying hydrated is important for maintaining health and keeping critical bodily functions working properly.
Changes to vision and concerns about eye health can happen rapidly for older adults. Seniors should get a vision test done once a year and should always follow a doctor’s recommendations on treatment plans and vision health.