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Mayo Clinic defines an aneurysm as an abnormal bulge in the wall of a blood vessel. The bulge is filled with blood. An aneurysm that ruptures may cause internal bleeding and possibly death. Aneurysms occur in many parts of the body, including legs, neck, groin, brain (cerebral aneurysm), abdomen (abdominal aortic aneurysm), or chest (thoracic.. More

The Epilepsy Network reports Epilepsy causes approximately 50,000 American deaths each year. This means Epilepsy causes a higher number of annual deaths than drunk driving, skin cancer, breast cancer, or prescription overdose. However, the remaining 2.9 Million Americans living with Epilepsy do not have a higher mortality rate than their peers. They can and do.. More

The American Cancer Society estimates around 53,990 new cases of thyroid cancer will be diagnosed this year. The organization goes on to predict 2,060 deaths from thyroid cancer before the close of 2018. The good news in this report is that thyroid cancer has one of the best survival rates of any cancer diagnosis. Life.. More

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer.  One Million Americans are diagnosed each year with one of the three types of skin cancer. If you are over 50 years old then there is a good chance you may have experienced a Basal Cell, Squamous Cell, or Melanoma diagnosis. Keep in mind, a past.. More

Every 40 seconds someone has a heart attack. That means before you finish reading this article dozens of men and women will experience this serious health crisis. The Center for Disease Control further reports a total of 790,000 American adults have a heart attack each year. Of those, about 15% will die from their heart.. More

About 20 Million American adults have asthma and the majority of those adults are over age fifty. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports 1.4 Million asthma sufferers are rushed to the emergency room each year because of this chronic illness. Furthermore, nearly 4,000 deaths each year are directly attributed to asthma. All of this.. More

The Parkinson’s Foundation reports nearly one million Americans will be living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) by 2020. They further state this will be more than the total number of Americans diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), muscular dystrophy and Lou Gehrig’s disease (or ALS). The unfortunate reality is Parkinson’s disease directly contributes to an early death… More

In 2017 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report stating 23 Million American adults are diabetic. The majority of those diabetic adults (about 86% or 20 Million) are over 45 years of age. All this data really means is that it’s very common for those 50 years or older to have.. More

Strokes are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Each year, nearly 800,000 people suffer from a stroke. Most are over the age of 65, and many of them have suffered from a stroke previously. If you fall into the category of the millions of American who have had a stroke, you may.. More