Hip Replacement Surgery succeeds on 103 Year-old Man

A 103 year-old man who has been living independently fell and fractured his left hip and was successfully operated on and given a complicated partial hip replacement. The doctors at Kauvery Hospital in Chennai, South India said his bones were very weak and needed to have cement fixation of the implant and his heart was…

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Unintentional Falls and Seniors

Falls are among the Main Causes of Injury and Death to Seniors Unintentional falls are one of the main causes that lead to death and serious injuries of seniors over the age of 65. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one in four seniors fall every year, but less…

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Broccoli may Prevent Osteoarthritis, Cancer, Obesity and more

Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative joint disease, causes the breakdown of cartilage in the joints. It is the most common form of arthritis and a key cause of disability, especially in seniors. It affects more than 30 million Americans and the risk for contracting osteoarthritis increases with age. No real cure has been found for…

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Urinary Tract Infections UTI and Seniors

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) are some of the most common infectious diseases to hit seniors. whether they are living at home or in a rehabilitation facility. UTI can come on very suddenly with burning, pain, frequency and urgency. Sometimes, however, UTI can go unnoticed especially in seniors who are incontinent. The pain of UTI can…

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