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has-your-shoulder-been-told-freeze-dont-move

Frozen shoulder is a painful condition that affects movement of the shoulder. However, with appropriate treatment it is possible to shorten the period of this painful condition. Frozen shoulder affects about 3% of adults at some stage in their life. It most commonly occurs in people aged between 40 and 65 years. It is more common in...

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7-symptoms-that-signal-cervical-spondylosis

Cervical spondylosis is the degeneration of the joints in the neck. It becomes increasingly more common as people age. More than 85% of people over age 60 are affected. Although it is a form of arthritis, cervical spondylosis rarely becomes a crippling or disabling type. Understanding your spine and how it works can help you better understand cervical spondylosis. There are seven simpl...

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tinnitus

Many elderly people share a common experience on hearing a sound in one ear or both ears, such as buzzing, ringing or whistling that occurs without an external stimulus. It can be caused by specific reasons, such as ear infection, vascular compressive, disorder of inner ear. One specific case was a patient has been bothered by pulsatile tinnitus of the right ear which res...

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the-magic-element-of-cardiovascular-health-nitric-oxide

Nitric Oxide are particles that ensure smooth vascular movement. It can prevent hard blood clots, which causes strokes, to stop within the bloodstream. Nitric Oxide are particles which transports information to notify vessels to relax. It is a magical yet natural element within the human blood vessels. Once it has formed, it is in co...

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age-related-macular-degeneration

An eye condition that needs immediate attention She visited her eye specialist who told her that she was suffering from Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). This is a chronic irreversible medical condition that results in loss of central vision because of damage to the macula, or the central part of the retina. AMD: NOT AN AILMENT TO BE TAKEN LIGHTLY Accordi...

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denture-and-tooth-loss

Question: I am in my 50s and I have been wearing a denture for 2 years. Recently, I just removed a tooth next to the denture, which I could no longer wear it because it does not have support from the tooth and it keeps dropping. I wonder why that tooth loosens even though I have brushed my teeth regularly. Is it caused by the denture?...

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a-journey-of-love-a-caregivers-journey-part-2

“ Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime .” The above quotation was used by Steven R. Covey on the front cover of his book “ Principle Centred Leadership”. The quotation has been attributed to Lao Tzu , Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie and various others . If you are wondering how this book applies to being a caregiver, be pat...

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a-journey-of-love-a-caregivers-journey

"Be kind , for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle ." " The doctor must have made a mistake in the diagnosis!" So exclaimed my mother when the doctor gave the prognosis that she was suffering from pancreatic cancer. This fact of denial or shock by my Mother caused me unconsciously to do several things: the first was to be proactive . That...

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heart-palpitations-by-dr-julian-tan

Q: I am an active individual in my early 40’s. I jog 20 to 30 minutes a day, I don’t smoke and only drink beer or wine occasionally. My BMI is also acceptable for my age and weight. For the past 6 years, I have always had 1 to 2 cups of coffee daily. However, recently, I’ve begun to experience palpitations after drinking coffee. It usually subsides after I get some rest. Do...

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what-is-an-allergy

An allergy is the response of the body's immune system to normally harmless substances, such as pollens, foods, and house dust mite. Whilst in most people these substances (allergens) pose no problem, in allergic individuals their immune system identifies them as a ’threat’ and produces an inappropriate response. For example, most people tolerate being in contact with cats, but when you are al...

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