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Chronic Care Management and Infections in Older Adults

Chronic Care Management and Infections in Older Adults

Infections at any age are discomforting and potentially life-threatening. For older adults, infections may lead to complications for existing complex health conditions, chronic discomfort and poor health, and a greater risk of hospitalization or even death. One in...

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Older Adults Not Getting Enough Healthy Sleep

Older Adults Not Getting Enough Healthy Sleep

Many seniors deal with several health problems related to aging. Patients managing chronic disease, complex health concerns and pain quite often are not getting enough sleep. Sleep patterns change with aging, and because of sleep disorders or sleep disturbances, older...

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Managing Hypothyroidism in Senior Adults Through CCM

Managing Hypothyroidism in Senior Adults Through CCM

Aging heightens onset for thyroid disease. Thyroid disease may elevate risks factors for high cholesterol, heart disease, osteoporosis and reduced cognitive function. Thyroid disease may be difficult to detect or may be wrongly attributed to existing chronic disease....

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Seniors and Substance Abuse

Seniors and Substance Abuse

Drug and alcohol abuse among the elderly is a rapidly growing health problem in the United States. Addiction among seniors 65 and older is often underestimated and underdiagnosed, which can prevent them from getting the help they need. Drug or alcohol abuse among...

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Osteoporosis and Care Management

Osteoporosis and Care Management

Osteoporosis is a disease that thins and weakens the bones to where they become fragile and easily broken. Osteoporosis is often called a "silent" disease because bone loss occurs without symptoms. Bones slowly and subtly lose density, becoming weaker over time. More...

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