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  • Pros and Cons of Dialysis in Elderly Adults

    When adults experience kidney failure, they may have to undergo dialysis treatment. Dialysis, otherwise known as renal replacement therapy, is the removal of excess waste from the blood. A kidney ... Read More
  • Seniors in Prison: What Happens to Elderly Prisoners?

    Aging behind bars is not on anyone’s bucket list, but crime and punishment do not have an age limit for elderly inmates. An early release is an option in some cases, but an elderly prisoner’s early ... Read More
  • Hydrocephalus in Elderly Adults: "Water on the Brain"

    Similar to blood flowing through our veins, cerebrospinal fluid flows through the spinal column and brain. When everything is working, this fluid provides nutrients and removes waste. But when there’s ... Read More
  • Cognitive Changes in Elderly Adults

    It is an unfortunate fact of aging that our bodies simply do not work the same way at age 65 that they did at age 25. On one hand, this is great news. Puberty, for example, is not a life stage anyone ... Read More
  • Heart Valve Disease in the Elderly

    Have you ever heard the phrase “getting old is not for sissies?” We all look forward to the “golden years” with great anticipation, but sometimes we’re faced with unexpected medical conditions that ... Read More
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