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The end of the summer is coming, but keep your sunscreen handy.

Ultraviolet radiation differs in intensity depending on the season, weather, latitude, altitude, and the presence of reflecting factors such as sand, snow, pavement, or water. Nevertheless, these harmful rays reach the Earth’s surface all year long.

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Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a chronic disease of the arteries affecting (most often) the pelvis and legs. The disease process is essentially the same as that of coronary heart disease (CHD), but PAD is not as common. About 20% of Americans over age 65 have CHD; whereas, about 5% have PAD, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Older adults are especially vulnerable to heat-related illnesses (collectively known as hyperthermia), and research shows that heat waves kill more people than any other weather-related events.

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The term “super food” is nonspecific because anything with a high nutritional value could be considered “super” for your health. Some foods, however, contain compounds that make them stand out as particularly good for seniors.

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Planning for a hospital stay involves more than packing an overnight bag. There are many ways you can help yourself have a safe and uneventful time during your stay.

Get your paperwork in order

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Advances in outpatient rehabilitation services and techniques have made it a must for returning to your best functioning after an acute event such as a stroke, joint replacement, or fracture repair.

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Diabetes affects several parts of the body, but when it comes to managing their disease, people sometimes focus too closely on controlling their blood sugar without looking at their health as a whole.

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You came into the emergency room last evening. Now it is 5 p.m. the following day and you’re in a hospital room occupying a hospital bed. You’ve seen doctors and nurses. You’ve had medicines and treatments. So you’re officially a hospital inpatient, right?

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The American Medical Association estimates that family caregivers provide about 80% of the unpaid care needed for their loved ones who have chronic or terminal illnesses. In many instances, it’s an around-the-clock job with few if any breaks.