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Senior Health & Aging Information

  • Aging is the process of becoming older. Aging is an important part of all human societies reflecting the biological changes that occur, but also reflecting cultural and societal conventions.There is often considerable social pressure in many societies to sustain denial of the aging process. Considerable energy, money and tim is expended to hide signs of aging, especially among women. This may involve dyeing hair, elaborate make-up, or even cosmetic surgery. Among the young however there is often a desire to seem older to gain more responsibility and respect...
  • The issues of an aging population in which the average age of a society is increasing is an important issue in many nations of the world. The societal effects of age are great. Young people tend to commit most crimes, they are more likely to push for political and social change, to develop and adopt new technologies, and to need education.

    Older people have different requirements from society and government as opposed to young people, and frequently differing values as well. Older people are also far more likely to vote, and in many countries the young are forbidden from voting, and thus the aged have comparatively more political influence.

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The word “frail” might conjure up images of sick patients in hospital beds, but have you ever thought of a close friend as frail? Or your parents? Or yourself? In medicine, the word “frail” has a very specific definition that is used to help determine which older individuals are in poor health and who might be at risk for ... Read More »
Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. About 1 in 8 women is expected to receive a diagnosis of breast cancer in her lifetime. In 2011, 230,480 women and 2,140 men were estimated to have received a diagnosis of invasive breast cancer in the United States. -- This content was originally published on ... Read More »
Invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC), also known as infiltrating ductal carcinoma, is cancer that begins growing in the breast duct and then invades the fatty tissue of the breast outside of the duct. IDC is the most common form of breast cancer, representing 80 percent of all breast cancer diagnoses.

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