Month: July 2016

Important information for seniors about shingles

Shingles is a painful rash that develops on one side of the face or body. The rash forms blisters that typically scab over in 7 to 10 days and clear up within 2 to 4 weeks. . . . READ THE REST

What is COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive, non-contagious lung disease in which the airways of the lungs become damaged, making it hard to breathe. . . . READ THE REST

Considering hip replacement?

Hip replacement is an operation in which a damaged hip joint is removed and replaced with an artificial joint. . . . READ THE REST

Falls and older adults

If you or an older person you know has fallen, you're not alone. More than one in three people age 65 years or older falls each year. The risk of falling — and fall-related problems — rises with age. . . . READ THE REST