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Chronic Pain and Depression: Symptoms, Triggers, and Treatment

Chronic Pain and Depression: Symptoms, Triggers, and Treatment Chronic pain means just that. It is a pain that lasts longer than three months…a long time and hurts more than the pain was in the original issue. Coping with long-term or chronic pain is tough. It's even tougher when you live with chronic pain and depression. It worsens as chronic pain goes on, and you may begin to experience pain in new places that felt normal before. Your

Good Versus Bad Cholesterol: What’s The Difference?

Good Versus Bad Cholesterol: What’s The Difference? We have all heard the term “cholesterol,” but many of us only vaguely understand what it means. When discussing heart health, most of us know that cholesterol is a common theme. You may wonder why you should be interested in learning about cholesterol. Your cholesterol levels are crucial for your overall health, including your heart. What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in every cell in your body. Because it

Colonoscopy: What You Need to Know

Colonoscopy: What You Need to Know If your doctor recommends that you have a colonoscopy, the good news is that you don't have to worry. Your imagination may take over and leave you visualizing an awful procedure, but it's not. Most likely, you will be asleep during the procedure. Most people find the preparation for a colonoscopy is the worst part. What is a Colonoscopy? When Should I get it? A colonoscopy is a procedure your physician uses to

Keeping Healthy Skin for Seniors

Keeping Healthy Skin for Seniors As we get older, our skin may not look as plump and smooth as in our younger years. Aging skin loses fat and becomes thinner. Scratches, bumps, or cuts can take longer to heal. Like so many people, you spend a lot of time getting a tan or working outside during your life. It may have led to dry skin, wrinkles, age spots, and skin cancers. The good news is there are ways you can make

Signs and Symptoms of Different Thyroid Diseases

Signs and Symptoms of Different Thyroid Diseases Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck. It is an endocrine gland that makes hormones. Hormones secreted by your thyroid control the rate of various activities in your body. These include how fast your heart beats and the speed that you burn calories. How all activities work together is known as the body's metabolism. ***According to Medlineplus.gov (2022), approximately 15 million Americans live with an undiagnosed thyroid condition.*** We Can

New Medicare Plans Dishing Out Monthly Cash For Healthy Groceries

New Medicare Plans Dishing Out Monthly Cash For Healthy Groceries Healthy Groceries Eating a healthy diet is essential to staying healthy as you age. It can help you stay energized, maintain a healthy weight, and get the nutrition you need. It also lowers your risk of developing chronic health conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. Healthy foods are vital to a good diet. But eating healthy can be difficult on a limited budget. Knowing this, Medicare plans offer dual programs with nutritional

Meals on Medicare After Your Hospital Visit (Sit Back and Relax)

Sometimes, when just coming home after a hospital stay, the last thing a person wants to do or can do is prepare their meals. Medicare Advantage (also known as Medicare Part C) is a healthcare option you can choose to increase your Original Medicare coverage and get additional benefits like no-cost home-delivered meals. Original Medicare, which includes hospital coverage (Part A), and medical coverage (Part B), doesn’t cover the cost of meal delivery services. Part A covers inpatient hospital meals

Week by Week Guide for Knee Replacement Recovery

Week by Week Guide for Knee Replacement Recovery Many adults suffer from knee pain as they grow older and their joints start to “wear out.” Most commonly, this pain is caused by osteoarthritis. Fortunately, technology continues to be amazing! These days, total knee replacement surgery is a common procedure, even for the elderly. An artificial joint made of polymers, high-grade plastics, and metal alloys replaces the worn-out joint in knee replacement surgery. More than half of a million individuals undergo knee

Health Benefits of Ginger

Health Benefits of Ginger Ginger is a root that has been consumed for millennia. This plant has the most impressive health benefits to boost the health and wellness of your body to the next level. Some healthy and nutritious ginger supplements stand the test of time, and Ginger root is no food fad! From improving digestion to helping prevent heart disease, ginger is critical to your diet. Ginger are really brimming with health benefits whether it's fresh raw ginger, ginger extract,

Oh My Back! Age-Related Back Pain

Oh My Back! Age-Related Back Pain While seniors can experience the same pain-related conditions that also affect younger people, those over 65 are more likely to suffer from lower back pain and arthritis. Spine Health.com (2022) states that two of the most common causes of lower back pain in seniors include spinal stenosis and osteoarthritis. Causes of Osteoarthritis Arthritis, in general terms, means swelling of the joint. It happens when the cartilage between the joints wears down, leaving your bones unable to

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