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A graphic of a bathtub with text, "The Ultimate Guide to Bathroom Safety"

The 2023 Ultimate Guide to Bathroom Safety

The bathroom is one of the most dangerous places in the house for seniors. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four Americans 65 and older falls each year, and the National Institute of Aging found that 80% of these falls happen in the bathroom. 

That being said, the bathroom should be one of the first places you safety proof as you or your loved one ages. This guide provides you with everything you need to know to get started.

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A graphic showing a man with electrodes on his shoulder. Text, "The Ultimate Guide to TENS Units"

The 2023 Ultimate Guide to TENS Units

If you’re looking for pain relief, you may have considered or had TENS units recommended to you. They’re incredibly popular nowadays, and many people swear by them to relieve all different kinds of ailments. But if you’re new to TENS therapy, it can be overwhelming to try to research what it is and if it’s a good fit for you in particular. 

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know about TENS units, including what they are, how to use them, and how to find the best unit for you.  

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A sun graphic with text, "The Ultimate Guide to Bright Light Therapy"

The 2023 Ultimate Guide to Bright Light Therapy

During the winter, the days get shorter, and our contact with the sun becomes even more limited. Many of us leave for work just as the sun is rising and don’t return home until after it has set, not getting any sunlight at all. While the amount of sunlight we need varies widely depending on our skin tone, age, and other factors, this lack of exposure can inhibit the healthy production of essential hormones. This could disrupt our sleep schedules and contribute to conditions like insomnia, depression, and seasonal affective disorder. 
Bright light therapy lamps, also known as sad lamps or happy lights, provide an artificial alternative to natural light that can help solve this common problem.

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A graphic of a knee with arthritis. Text, "The Ultimate Guide to Arthritis"

The 2023 Ultimate Guide to Arthritis

From 2013 to 2015, about 22.7% of U.S. adults were diagnosed with some form of arthritis each year. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this number is projected to increase as the population grows and ages. The CDC predicts 78 million, or 26%, of U.S. adults will be diagnosed with arthritis by 2040.

Although so many people are and will be affected by arthritis, it is not commonly understood. It is often thought of as a disease only affecting older adults. Anyone of any age can have arthritis, and it is never too early or too late to learn about it. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place! This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to better understand, watch out for, and manage arthritis.

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A graphic of a man and woman holding their bladder. Text, "The Ultimate Guide to Incontinence"

The 2023 Ultimate Guide to Incontinence

Urinating when you don't mean to is embarrassing for anyone, but it's actually a common issue. In fact, according to the American Urological Foundation, a quarter to a third of men and women in the U.S. -- millions of Americans -- struggle with urinary incontinence.

Urinary incontinence, or the involuntary leakage of urine, occurs when control over the urinary sphincter is weakened or lost. This isn't just a "normal part of aging"; it can be caused by various reasons and may be temporary depending on the cause. Treatment and management options are available.

If you think you may be experiencing urinary incontinence or know someone who is, it's best to talk to your doctor. But before you do, this guide will provide you with everything you need to know, including types of incontinence, incontinence causes and symptoms, and treatment & management options.

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A graphic of a bone with osteoporosis. Text, "The Ultimate Guide to Osteoporosis"

The 2023 Ultimate Guide to Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a common disease that affects an estimated 10.2 million adults in the United States. Also, about 44 million adults in the United States have low bone density and an increased risk of developing the disease.

Osteoporosis is serious and can be deadly, but in many cases, it is either manageable or preventable. So it’s important to be concerned about your bone health no matter what age you are.

In this article, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about osteoporosis, from what it is and what causes it to how it can be treated or prevented.

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