Common health issues that affect the elderly

An elderly couple walking in a neighborhood.

Millions of Americans aged 65 and older suffer from long-term medical conditions. As our population ages, this is expected to increase. In 2030, experts predict seven million older people will suffer from chronic health conditions. As the population ages and long-term medical conditions become more prevalent, emergency room visits increase. However, the top cause of…

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Important Facts to Know About Pneumonia in Elderly Adults

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs and it can be serious when found in an older adult. The numbers reported by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that around 250,000 people (of all ages) are hospitalized each year due to pneumonia complications and that about 50,000 of those cases pass away.…

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