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Prostate cancer is a disease that only affects men, and can be difficult to diagnose initially. Affecting the gland that is responsible for secreting the fluid that contains semen, it is also the second most common cancer diagnosed in men. It was estimated that over 230,000 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2013, and health care officials agree that understanding this disease is the best way to help prevent it from affecting the quality of your life.
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According to the Autism Society, as of 2014, over 3.5 million Americans are currently living with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD. It is estimated that approximately 80 percent of these people are under the age of 22, but this group of children will soon be aging into adulthood, and many experts are concerned that few people know enough about adults living with ASD.
Fortunately, there is still quite a bit of important information that research has proven about adults living with autism that can be helpful for you as you provide support to your loved ones.
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Parkinson’s disease impacts more than one million people in the U.S. and can strike as early as age 50. It affects both men and women equally and as many as 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. With symptoms like tremors, slowed movements, rigid muscles, and altered posture and balance, this condition forces patients to change their everyday lives and relearn how to function in public. Fortunately, the public is becoming more understanding of this condition through efforts such as Parkinson’s Awareness Month each April.
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Traveling to a new place is truly exciting. But it also comes with its share of troubles. You can’t have a happy trip if you don’t sweat it out! For a person with a disability, traveling to a new place can be even more harrowing. You can never be too sure if the new place will have all that’s needed to feel comfortable. But if you do things the right way, you’re sure to have all the fun you dream of. Here are a few traveling tips that will help people with a disability make the most of their vacation.
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How Learning About Your Disease Means Better Care
Having a chronic illness can be challenging and even life changing. It often means that you have to make major changes or, at the very least, that your life has been irrevocably changed. If you don’t know much about medicine, you might be tempted to let your doctor take total control of your health. On the one hand that does make sense; after all, your doctor is the expert. However, there are also reasons why you should take the time to educate yourself about your condition and take an active interest in your care.
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It is a widely known fact that one has to maintain utmost oral hygiene regardless of one’s age. In some cases, despite the kind of efforts that have been in place, people do fall prey to different types of problems related to their teeth. Because of the bad condition in which their tooth or teeth are in, an extraction of one or more teeth becomes the next obvious option to the dentist.
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Demographic estimates indicate that the number of people over the age of 65 in the United States will increase to 71.5 million in 2030. [i] Studies indicate that by the age of 75, approximately 10 percent of people will have some type of seizure. [ii]
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In honor of National Diabetes Month, I would like to share a VERY personal story. My mother was an insulin diabetic for most of her life starting back in the 1950’s until her passing away over two decades ago. Since she was taking insulin several times daily, I’m sure that diabetes was on her mind every waking hour. Point being, I realized if there was any “good news” about my mother’s diabetes, it was that I learned that diabetes should be feared and avoided at all costs.
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Like all mental illnesses, depression has always had a certain stigma attached to it; however, in some ways the stigma of depression can be more damaging because it can prevent people from getting the treatment they need.
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Tinea versicolor is a skin disease caused by some types of fungal infections. Though the disorder is not lethal in character it is known to be capable of spreading in quick time. The disorder is more prone to occur in hot and humid weather condition.