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Opioid Crisis Taking Its Toll On Senior Citizens, Says Government Report

The opioid crisis in the form of prescription pain killers, is affecting senior citizens at an increasingly dangerous rate, warns the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Millions of senior citizens are filling prescriptions for many different opioid medications at the same time. And hundreds of thousands are getting hospitalized with opioid-related…...

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Aching Joints In Senior Citizens: Therapies That Work

Aching joints experienced by senior citizens is all part of the aging process. As you age, your cartilage, the spongy material that protects the ends of your bones, begins to dry out and stiffen. Your body also makes less synovial fluid, the stuff that acts like oil to keep your joints…...

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Ankylosing Spondylitis: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatments

Ankylosing Spondylitis is a type of arthritis that causes painful inflammation in the spine. Over time, it may make your vertebrae, the small bones of the spine, fuse together. It can also inflame other joints, like hips and knees, and it can also damage your eyes, heart, and other organs. In…...

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