Category 'Pain Management'

Practicing Tai Chi Can Lead to Many Health Benefits for Elders

Medical research finds that tai chi decreases joint pain and the risk of falling for older adults.

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Exercising in the Pool Lowers Joint Impact

Water aerobics is gaining popularity as a fitness alternative because exercises performed in water have lower impact on joints than land-based exercises.

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Winter Travel Safety Tips

There are a lot of wonderful things that are unique to winter – cozy blankets, hot cocoa, dazzling Christmas lights, just to name a few. But there are also quite a few dangers that are unique to winter as well and, unfortunately, they are often overlooked in the merriment of the season.  ...

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Do Seniors Experience Unnecessary Pain?

These and other stories are in the November edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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Orphaned as an Adult

Statistics show that one-third of American 50-year-olds still have a father living, and two-thirds still have their mother. By age 60 though, two-thirds of Americans become adult orphans.

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Activities for People With Alzheimer’s Disease; Living With Gout

These and other stories are in the July edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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34 Medications That May Be Risky for Older Adults

According to the National Institutes of Health, drug-related illness is the cause for up to 23 percent of hospitalizations among seniors. This is why it's especially important for doctors and researchers to keep track of the medications that may cause harmful reactions in older patients.

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Are You at Risk of Getting Shingles?

Shingles is more common in people over 50 and those with a weakened immune system because of illness, injury, stress, certain medications and other factors.

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Benefits of Acupuncture

When some people hear the word “acupuncture,” they immediately cringe in fear, while others applaud the alternative or supplemental medical treatment.

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Medication Therapy Management

Safely managing one’s medications is a typical challenge for anyone, but especially for seniors and their caregivers.

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