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Hypothyroidism symptoms and signs in an older person

Hypothyroidism symptoms and signs in an older person

Several studies referring to those over 65 years show that thyroid illness is very much a disease of the elderly and that it often goes undiagnosed. Although the incidence of thyroid problems increases with age, it is sometimes difficult to diagnose as symptoms are...

Living with chronic illness: Why some cope and others don’t

Living with chronic illness: Why some cope and others don’t

What helps some people diagnosed with cancer, heart disease or diabetes stay relatively happy and healthy, while others are devastated? The traits and mindsets that can make the difference.People everywhere are living longer than ever. The average global life...

Do You Sit All Day at Work? Stand at Your Desk for Better Health

Do You Sit All Day at Work? Stand at Your Desk for Better Health

Sitting at your desk all day could be harmful to your health. If you have an office job where you sit hunched over a desk, clicking away at a computer more than you stand, you need to take steps – literally – to reduce your sedentary time. Our bodies are built to...

Diet and Heart Disease

Diet and Heart Disease

DIET & NUTRITIONDtn Oghuan Unuigbe (RDN, LD), Dietician & Nutritionist, LECCIn the management of hypertension (or a heart condition) and fluid retention, sodium restriction is very important seeing that sodium absorbs water and puts even more strain on the arteries of...

What Heart Patients Need to Know About COVID-19

What Heart Patients Need to Know About COVID-19

As the coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic evolves, scientists are learning more about the virus and how it affects us. From almost the beginning, medical experts have recognized that older adults and people with existing medical conditions — including heart disease — are...

Is Your Heart a Good Candidate for a Leadless Pacemaker?

Is Your Heart a Good Candidate for a Leadless Pacemaker?

If your heartbeat is irregular, too slow or too fast, there is reason for concern. But there’s often a fix for this problem. For many patients, the answer is a pacemaker — an implantable electrical device that can help regulate your heart. And that technology has...

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