Falls are the leading cause of injury and death in older adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Falls are also a major threat to health and can reduce the ability for seniors to stay independent. However, falls don’t just happen as you age! There are proven ways to reduce falls.
Most of the time, early cervical cancer has no symptoms. And, precancerous conditions can be completely cured when followed up and treated properly. Your health care provider can also do tests to find early changes that may lead to cancer, or to find cervical cancer in the early stages.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S. Men and women 50 and older need regular screening tests. These tests can find polyps (abnormal growths) before they turn into cancer!
If you don’t know what Care Coordination means, you’re not alone. These two words actually mean more than you might think.
First, talk to your doctor before starting any exercise program. Here are five easy tips to get you started.
Pneumonia can impact all of us. Especially during flu season. If you are 65 and older, or have health issues like diabetes or asthma, you are at a higher risk of getting bacterial pneumonia because of the flu!
Consider these myths - BUSTED! Don’t go unprotected this flu season.
Cervical cancer starts in the lower part of the uterus (womb). There is a lot you can do to lower your chance of having this kind of cancer. Tests done by your doctor can find early changes that may lead to cancer or find the condition in the early stages.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a common lung disease that makes it difficult to breath. It can make it hard for you to get enough oxygen and clear carbon dioxide from your lungs. Some causes of COPD are exposure to certain gases or fumes in the workplace, exposure to heavy amounts of second hand smoke or pollution, or if you are a smoker.
With diabetes, you need a yearly dilated eye test or digital retinal image, even if you don’t wear glasses.
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