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New Research Shows Even Light Exercise Increases Men's Lifespan

Oct 01, 2018 by Total Access Medical


Clocking up just a few minutes at a time of any level of physical activity, including of light intensity, is linked to a lower risk of death in older men, suggests research published online in the
British Journal of Sports Medicine

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What Happens to Your Joints and Cartilage as You Age?

Aug 29, 2018 by Total Access Medical

Gowing older is an inevitable part of life. The older we get, the more common it is to experience mild soreness or aching when you stand, climb stairs, or exercise. But what does this mean for our joints and cartilage? 

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As An Older Adult, What Health Screenings Do I Need?

Aug 06, 2018 by Total Access Medical

Preventive health screenings offered by your primary care physician can help you catch and further prevent the spread of conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer while they are the still in the development stages. But many Americans skip these life-saving screenings. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, almost one in five men (18%) 55 years and older have never received the recommended screening for colon cancer. Even worse, 55 percent of men are skipping health screenings altogether. And yet another survey conducted by NBC News discovered that approximately 8 million women had not had a cervical cancer screening in five years. If you’re not sure what health screenings you need, the information in this post will help.

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Tips for Healthy Aging

Apr 20, 2018 by Total Access Medical

geriatric-doctor.pngPeople in the U.S. are living longer than ever before. Many seniors live active and healthy lives but there's no getting around one thing: as we age, our bodies and minds change.

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New Study: Light Exercise Increases Men's Lifespan

Apr 18, 2018 by Total Access Medical

Clocking up just a few minutes at a time of any level of physical activity, including of light intensity, is linked to a lower risk of death in older men, suggests research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine

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Do You Suffer From Rheumatoid Arthritis? 

Mar 23, 2018 by William Kirkpatrick

Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common form of autoimmune arthritis. It causes joints to become painful, tender, swollen, and stiff.

People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) often have more than one joint affected by the condition. The same two joints on opposite sides of the body are frequently involved with RA. RA impacts small joints, which are found in the wrists, hands, and feet.

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What Happens to Joints and Cartilage As You Age?

Oct 31, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

Gowing older is an inevitable part of life. The older we get, the more common it is to experience mild soreness or aching when you stand, climb stairs, or exercise. But what does this mean for our joints and cartilage? 

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8 Everyday Things That Age You

Jul 31, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

While ageing is an inevitable part of life, how quickly or well you age depends on many different factors. Although there are some obvious causes of premature ageing, there are many seemingly harmless things that can also add on the years. And besides, no one wants to grow old before their time. 

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10 Vital Measures To Minimize Risk Of Dementia

Jul 07, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., was first identified more than 100 years ago, but research into its symptoms, causes, risk factors and treatment has gained momentum only in the last 30 years. 

A special report on Alzheimer's disease in the U.S. found that 11% of people age 65 and older have Alzheimer’s disease. The number of people age 65 and older with the disease may nearly triple by 2050, from 5 million to a projected 13.8 million. 

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When A Loved One Needs Care, Will You Know What To Do?

Jun 28, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

Life is going along fine. Then suddenly a fall or unexpected health problem changes a loved one’s needs — and now, you’re the caregiver. You know the discussion you need to have with your loved one, yet like many adult children who are thinking of moving their elderly parents, the three words “assisted living facility” seem unwelcoming, debilitating and glum. Should you recommend a senior living home, a 24 hour nurse or should you consider placing your loved one under the care of a concierge doctor? 

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