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What You Need To Know About The Most Common Types Of Arthritis

Many people believe that arthritis is a single condition. However, it's important to know that it is a general term used to describe multiple joint conditions that have different causes and side effects. According to the Arthritis Foundation, there are more than 100 types of arthritis, but the most common are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout and fibromyalgia. 

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A Collection Of Easy 1-Person Meals

It can be tough to cook homemade meals when you live alone. You can either do complicated division to cut recipes down to size, or you can make multi-portion meals and eat the leftovers for a week. However, it doesn't have to be this difficult to make delicious and nutritious food for your party of one. Here are some great recipes designed with your living situation in mind.

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The Best Gadgets For Independent Living

If you constantly worry about your mom or dad who lives alone, it's normal. Many senior caregivers and adult children have concerns about their parents living on their own after a certain age. Whether your live locally or far away, these thoughts can be stressful. Luckily, there are a lot of high-tech gadgets that can do the job for you. Think about trying out one - or all - of these gadgets in your parent's home.

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How To Recover From A Hip Fracture

If you recently dealt with a hip fracture, you know that recovery isn't going to be the easiest or shortest road. While hip fractures are very common among older adults - there are approximately 258,000 hospital admissions from the injury each year - it can be a trying injury that keeps you off your feet for a while, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Some people may even need to undergo hip surgery in order to correct the break. Regardless of whether you need surgery after your fracture or not, consider these tips on how to recover.

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3 Healthy Pasta Salad Variations For Summer

Right next to the hamburgers and corn at every barbecue is a big bowl of pasta salad. This classic summer dish is a favorite of many people because it sounds healthy and tastes delicious. However, if the "salad" is heavy on pasta, light on veggies and dosed in dressing, it might not be the most nutritious dish at the buffet. But that doesn't mean you have to go without! Use one of these three pasta salad variations to sneak more nutrients into your summer diet.

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How To Encourage Patients To Get Involved With Their Health

Patients are slowly becoming more involved in their own well-being as technology becomes more advanced and relevant health information is readily available online. Tools like mobile applications and patient portals - which give patients access to their medical records online - have made it possible for patients to monitor their health conditions and stay up to date with their bodies' physical state. As this leads to a healthier population, medical providers should encourage this proactive behavior.

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Art and Music Can Help Alzheimer's Patients

Several studies have proven that both art and music can help people dealing with Alzheimer's disease and various forms of dementia. Both of these things help people express themselves while feeling focused on what they're doing. Some research has even suggested it slows the development of Alzheimer's and helps patients remember and recall information easier. As a result, several senior care facilities use music or art therapy to help people deal with their condition. Yet how does it all work?

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How To Make Thickened Beverages More Enjoyable

Many seniors experience dysphasia, or difficulty swallowing, as they get older. One of the treatments for this condition is drinking thickened liquids to prevent foods from slipping into the airway. While this treatment is effective, some seniors dislike the texture of thickened beverages.

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