Physical Activity is Actually Good for Patients with Joint Disease

People suffering from arthritis and osteoarthritis are encouraged to exercise at least 20 minutes per day.

A recent study found that most patients were not meeting even the minimal recommendation of low impact physical activity which is vital to their health.

“Even though they have joint disease, patients need to be reminded that physical activity is actually good for them,” Dunlop added. “People with arthritis should be as physically active as possible, even if they accomplish less than the recommended levels. When it comes to physical activity, there is good evidence that the benefits far outweigh the risks and being inactive is especially detrimental to health.”

Plastic Surgery is the Answer for Many Seniors

As the baby boomers age they find themselves in good health looking forward to decades of life after retirement.

Some don’t even retire but continue in jobs they love or start up new ventures to fill the time in the golden years.

What to do when all of this energy and vitality doesn’t match the face in the mirror?

Plastic surgery is the answer for many.

There are as many reasons for getting plastic surgery as there are older patients, experts say. Some people are living longer and remaining healthier, and they want their physiques to align with their psyches. Some are preening for potential mates and want their feathers to look their freshest. Some are still working or looking for jobs and want to be seen as more youthful contenders.

Grow Your Own Spare Parts?

A study reported in The Lancet makes it pretty clear that growing your own spare parts may be a real possibility in the near future!

Growing technology is allowing science to put stem cells hard at work growing those hip and knee joints that we’re wearing out as we age.

In a decade or so, people now clamoring for metal and ceramic replacement joints may instead be able to have a fully functional biological replacement — a joint grown within their own bodies to their specific physiology.

To date, researchers have successfully grown replacement shoulder joints in rabbits, using an implanted biological “scaffold” upon which new cartilage developed, according to a study reported in The Lancet.

Discovery of New Alzheimer’s Disease Risk Genes May Help in Treating Patients

Alzhimer’s is a growing problem as the population ages.

The challenge lies in early detection and treatments which target the four degenerative pathways to alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s disease is the leading cause of dementia and the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although specific genetic mutations are known to cause the early onset form of the disease, the late onset form is thought to arise from a complex interaction of susceptibility genes and other risk factors

Aging boomers need to listen to this!

Some baby boomers may be stubborn to admit a problem but the advances in hearing aid technology have come along way.

When you think about it is not just vanity, auditory health should not be neglected.

We have to consider above all, safety, and underlying health issues that may exist related to the hearing loss.

“About 36 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss and, with 10,000 turning 65 each day, that number is expected to shoot up. Federal health officials estimate that 25% to 40% of people over 65 have some hearing loss, and a recent study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University reported 63% of those over 70 had mild to severe impairment”

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