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There are other conditions besides arthritis that can make walking difficult and even painful, such as peripheral artery disease, chronic venous insufficiency, lumbar spinal stenosis, and diabetic neuropathy.
Two books examine the health issues around aging and caregiving
from different points of view, and offer advice and suggestions
on how the United States health care system could be improved.
Men are more likely than women to engage in unhealthy behavior,
and less likely than women to seek or heed medical advice. This
may be due to masculine notions about how men are supposed to
Many people think their toothbrushing skills are better than they
really are. Tooth brushing tips include brushing for at least two
minutes, using a soft brush with bristles of varying heights, and
replacing your brush at least every three months.
I read about the study suggesting that tight control of diabetes
led to more deaths. My hemoglobin A1c level has been right around
7 to 7.5 for years. Should I back off? Or keep pushing for even
lower glucose levels?