Falls are one of the leading causes of injury to our older population. A fall can happen anywhere; on the stairs, outside on unlevel terrain, and especially our bathroom. Our bathrooms are loaded with slippery surfaces just waiting to reach out and grab us.
No matter how hard we try, gravity works. It’s always there pulling us down, but as we age old man gravity’s pull on us can become dangerous. Falls are a leading cause of injuries and hospital stays, especially in the elderly. The CDC reports that 1 in 3 older adults (65 or older) fall each year and these falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries.
Year after year, it can be especially hard to come up with ideas for just the right present for everyone on that list. Let's look at some special holiday gifts that will let your loved ones know that you put thought into selecting their perfect gift. Here are some great and affordable gift ideas for everyone on your list. READ MORE.
With advances in cancer research, detection, and treatment options continue to grow. However, it is important to know some early warning signs that can signify cancer. Early detection and cancer care can make a significant difference in prognosis. Let’s take a closer look at the seven early warning signs of cancer. READ MORE.
Cystic Fibrosis primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. It is a genetic disorder of the CFTR gene, which helps water and salt pass through our cells. This defect causes thick, sticky mucous in the lungs, digestive tract, and other organs. Here are 7 tips for living with cystic fibrosis. READ MORE.
While it is common sense to limit calories, increase exercise, and get proper rest, losing weight with an underactive thyroid gland involves a few things that you may not have considered. Some foods can exacerbate thyroid symptoms. Let's take a look at the foods to avoid with hypothyroidism. READ MORE.