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Although guidelines recommend an as-needed, prevention-based
approach to check-ups, both doctors and patients prefer an annual
physical exam because it fosters and strengthens their
relationship, leading to better overall care.
Studies of pelvic organ prolapse suggest that there may be a
genetic tendency for the condition to run in families, making it
more likely to be inherited and more likely to develop in some
pairs of female siblings.
Fitness is important at every age. For seniors, regular exercise
can improve or perhaps prolong life. An exercise program for
someone over 70 should focus on cardiovascular conditioning,
strength training, improving flexibility, and improving balance.
Temporomandibular (jaw) disorders are typically very painful.
Some people undergo treatments and even surgeries that do not
offer any proven benefits. Conservative treatment is the safest
I have white skin patches on both hands. My doctor says it's
vitiligo. What causes this, and how can I treat it?