Lung Cancer: Children of Seniors, Take Note

Lung cancer is the most common cancer in the world. In the U.S., following prostate cancer in men and breast cancer in women, lung cancer is the most common, with…

Asthma: Seniors Get It Too

Coughing. Wheezing. Difficulty breathing. Tightening of the chest. Asthma has long been considered an affliction of the young, as many people begin exhibiting symptoms as early as before grade school….

Breast Cancer: What Every Daughter Should Know

Breast cancer claims more lives in this country than any other, besides lung cancer. A recent FutureMedicine.com medical essay stated that over 40 percent of all diagnosed breast cancers are…

Prostate Cancer: Still Prevalent Amid Advances

Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in men, affecting one in six in their lifetimes, according to the National Institute of Health. Also a fact:…

Stroke: More Than a Senior Threat

Stroke can occur as early as inside the womb. Due to its ability to render muscles weak or even inoperable, hinder balance, and affect speech, the complications from stroke can…

Some Quick Facts on Elderly Digestive Health

Colons. Everybody’s got ‘em. While our digestive system may not be the most glamorous topic of conversation, aging can bring forth digestive issues that, if not checked, can expand to…

Alcohol: Elderly Substance Abuse, Part 2

Last week, we discussed the rising problem of prescription drug abuse among the elderly population. This week, we will focus on another drug that is also seeing a rise in…

Prescriptions: Elderly Substance Abuse, Part 1

People are living longer lives than ever before. This can largely be attributed to us leading healthier lifestyles that include getting adequate exercise and partaking in diets low in saturated…

Elderly Arthritis – Common, But Livable

In my most recent blog post, I spoke briefly about arthritis, and how it can potentially make activities like brushing or flossing very difficult for older adults. This week, we’ll…

Dental Care for Seniors

According to the American College of Prosthodontists, in the United States, 178 million people are “edentulous,”: missing at least one tooth. And the number of persons who have lost all…