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Coronavirus Hits Senior Citizens The Hardest

Coronavirus is hitting senior citizens the hardest, according to the National Institute of Aging.   Coronavirus, a respiratory illness, is also known as 2019-nCoV. It continues to rise worldwide. At last count, over 40,000 people have contracted this disease — and there are over 2000 deaths, just in China alone.   The preliminary indications are…

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Vaping Once Considered Safe, Now Causing Severe Respiratory Illness

Vaping, once considered a safe alternative to smoking tobacco, is now causing severe respiratory illness, even death.   Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol, often referred to as vapor, which is produced by an e-cigarette or similar device. These devices include not just e-cigarettes, but also vape pens and advanced personal vaporizers…

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Rehabilitation in Seniors after Surgery for a Hip Fracture

Hip fractures are a major cause of disability and also have complications that can lead to early death in seniors. Fractured hips among seniors are mainly the result of falls. Some seniors will die of complications within the first year and some will go on to be rehabilitated and will eventually learn to walk again.…

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