Everything Seniors Need to Know About Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most common autoimmune diseases. It comes in multiple forms such as RA, early-onset RA, and elderly-onset RA. Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1.5 million Americans currently have RA and the vast majority of them are women. This debilitating condition is especially prevalent in members of the elderly population. In fact, a study published by Sage Journals indicated that RA is one of the leading autoimmune diseases for those above the age of 65.

Why More People Are Turning to Senior Living Facilities

Many caregivers find themselves torn when it becomes clear that their parents or the senior that they’re taking care of needs more help than a traditional living situation can provide. Today, we’re going to explore the benefits of senior living facilities and discover why so many people are taking advantage of these options today.

Early Signs of a Stroke and What to Expect During Recovery

With May being National Stroke Awareness Month, now is a good time to start learning more about this serious health condition. Strokes are actually the third leading cause of death in America, which means it’s especially important to detect the early signs. To help, let’s take a look at the most common symptoms of a stroke and what to expect during recovery.

Signs and Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

The earliest stage of periodontal disease is called gingivitis. It occurs because of bacteria building up on the gum line. Gingivitis can be reversed through good oral hygiene, but without treatment, recurrent gingivitis can lead to deeper infections that spread through the gums and into the jawbone. The preventative dental treatments that are required to prevent gingivitis from developing into more dangerous forms of periodontal disease are not covered and can be quite costly. Fortunately, we’ve found some tips to help you save money on dental care.

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Understanding the Advanced Stages

For many women with breast cancer, the road to recovery is never over. It’s estimated that 155,000 people in the United States are living with metastatic breast cancer, which means that their breast cancer has spread from their chest to another area in their body. Unfortunately, unlike some other types of breast cancer, the survival rate for metastatic breast cancer is typically around three years. In a culture that’s intensely focused on survival and treatment, it’s important to understand what happens to our bodies in the more advanced stages of breast cancer. That way, even if we aren’t the ones who have been diagnosed, we can more effectively support those that have.

Top 10 Things Women Can Do to Stay on Top of Their Health

Too many women have a bad habit of only going to the doctor when something is wrong. Women who are wives, mothers, and leaders at work are accustomed to putting others first and prioritize their health after all their other tasks are completed. Even if you haven’t been to the doctor in years, it’s never too late to take control of your health. Here are some of the easiest ways for you to get your health back on track.

Toss it: 9 Questions to Help You Declutter

Whether you’re trying to clear out the old in favor of the new or just chasing that oh-so-comforting post-purge glow, we’re here to help. Today, we’ll run down a list of helpful questions that should get you on your way to a less-cluttered, simpler state of mind. So, to avoid the risk of making this introduction far too cluttered, we’re going to get to it! Here are nine, ruthless questions to help you declutter.

Lung Cancer: Understanding the Advanced Stages

When a cancer moves from its place of origin to a new location in the body, it’s known as metastatic cancer. For a patient or family whose loved one has just received this diagnosis, it can be devastating and hard to understand. At the most basic level, cancer develops when cells grow in an uncontrolled, abnormal way. They don’t function like normal cells. Rather, they interfere with the normal functioning of the body. Cancer develops as a result of a mutation in a person’s DNA. Often, the mutation is a result of the normal process of aging, but it can also be due to unhealthy habits like smoking or exposure to harmful fumes or gases. A cancer typically metastasizes, or grows into a different location, in the later stages of the disease.

Financial Assistance Options for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder and is the third most common type of arthritis behind osteoarthritis and gout. In the U.S., an estimated 1.3 million Americans suffer from RA. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans who had any form of arthritis suffered $303.5 billion in losses that were attributable to their diseases. People who are financially disadvantaged could have a significantly more difficult time treating RA because of a lack of medical coverage or other financial assistance.

8 Mother’s Day Gifts That Are Better Than Flowers

There are so many great Mother’s Day gift options out there. Despite these endless choices, many people rely on old favorites like flowers and chocolates to express their love to their mom. This is a woman who stayed up all night with you, cleaned your bodily fluids off the floor, and put up with years of your teenaged angst, the least you could do is spring for a real gift instead of drooping tulips.

Financial Assistance Options for Diabetics

Low-income people who have diabetes and who do not have health insurance have trouble affording the cost of their care. According to the American Diabetes Association, the average medical costs that are incurred by people who have diabetes is $16,750 per year. People who have diabetes have medical costs that are approximately 2.3 times higher than people who do not suffer from the condition. Poor people should understand different programs that might help to pay for the costs of diabetes care and treatment.