Category Archives: Health Condition

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Pain Relief While You Sleep

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Many people who are living with chronic pain often deal with the struggle of not being able to fall asleep, stay asleep, or are waking up too early because of the pain. Sleep issues cause frustration, fatigue, and can make the pain worse that it was before. Nearly two-thirds of those with chronic pain also [...]


Relieve Pain Without Medication

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Chronic pain affects over 100 million Americans, and over 1.5 billion people worldwide. This means that chronic pain is affecting more people than diabetes, heart disease, strokes, and cancer combined! Lucky for us there are some great tips and products for homecare that can be used in order to reduce chronic pain, and improve quality [...]

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Did You Know It’s Pain Awareness Month?

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September has been deemed Pain Awareness Month in order for professional organizations to raise public awareness about pain, and pain management. Organizations are trying to raise more awareness about chronic pain, and ways to cope with daily pain by using home healthcare products. Chronic pain is defined as “pain that continues a month or more [...]


Weight Gain and Arthritis (What You Need to Know)

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Like the chicken or egg dilemma, determining whether weight gain or arthritis comes first is a real head-scratcher. On the one hand, obese people are 60% more likely to develop arthritis than those of normal weight. On the other hand, an official arthritis diagnosis is often the catalyst for immediate weight gain, a fact that manufacturers of arthritis relief products take [...]

4 Tips for Road Tripping with Older Adults

Prevent Falls when Traveling

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Travel is one of modern life’s greatest pleasures. In today’s world, if you can find it on the map, you can go there (yes, even Antarctica). However, traveling makes certain risks — like falling — more likely. An injury from a fall could mean the difference between seeing the sites and hearing about them secondhand — from a hospital. [...]

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Coping with Chronic Back Pain

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The standard advice for coping with chronic back pain is usually a mix of exercise, back pain support products, and anti-inflammatories. It’s good advice, sure, but incomplete for many people. Doctors have long suspected a missing link in back pain treatment. It’s what conventional wisdom overlooks: the mind-body connection. The results of one study show that [...]


Are your feet causing your back pain?

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Back pain is a complex problem with many contributing factors. Problems in the feet can and do affect your back. Here’s a good rule of thumb: if you have no other explanation for back pain and the doctor can’t find anything within the back itself, it might be your feet. For example, feet that are forced into the wrong shoes can damage [...]


Spring Cleaning for Fall Prevention

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You know it’s springtime when you’re hit with an overwhelming urge to clean. OK, maybe not. Maybe it’s the longer days, budding flowers, and chirping birds. Either way, to get your house ready for the warmer weather, you’ll have to do some spring cleaning. But some older adults dread this yearly ritual. Why? Because they worry about [...]

4 Balance Exercises for Older Adults to Try Out

Tips for Decreasing Swelling & Stiffness from Arthritis

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Ever notice how fit, happy, and energetic the actors in arthritis drug commercials are? Of course that’s not by accident. Nor is it an accident that the commercials only hint at arthritis symptoms. They never show graphic up-close pictures of swollen joints. It would ruin the good feelings and mood. Which is probably why you never see [...]