Tag: senior health

Senior Safety: Is It Time to Schedule Elective Medical Procedures Yet?

The COVID-19 pandemic put our world on pause, including, among many other activities, healthcare appointments and procedures. As a matter of fact, approximately half of all adults either canceled or delayed routine medical care and elective treatments since the coronavirus crisis began, leading medical professionals to grow worried about the effects.

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Top 5 Treatment Options for Seniors with Mesothelioma

Older adults diagnosed with mesothelioma have a variety of options when it comes to treatment. The type of care your loved one receives will be determined after a doctor or specialist evaluates him or her. Since each older adult’s diagnosis is unique, treatment will vary on an individual basis. While there is no specific treatment […]

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A COPD Diagnosis During the Pandemic Raises Questions. Here Are Resources

Seniors with a COPD diagnosis have had to remain especially careful since the COVID-19 pandemic started, as they are likely at both a much higher risk for contracting the virus as well as for developing more severe complications than others. A newly released study published by the European Respiratory Journal reported that COPD patients were more likely to be admitted to the ICU, require […]

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The Woman Who Can Smell Parkinson’s Is Changing the Way We Diagnosis It

You probably don’t recognize her by name, but you’ve very likely heard her story. Joy Milne has an extremely unique talent: uncovering Parkinson’s disease through her nose. Her gift came to light when she sensed what she explains as an “overpowering sort of nasty yeast smell” in her husband of 10 years. Subsequently identifying other changes in her husband, […]

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