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Archive for October 20th, 2012

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in the Elderly

What is COPD? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (chronic obstructive lung disease, chronic obstructive airway disease) is a combination of two common lung disease – chronic bronchitis and emphysema. It is a permanent respiratory disease associated with long term exposure to cigarette smoking, gases and airborne dusts.  Chronic bronchitis is a condition marked by a persistent […]

Cataracts in the Elderly

What is a cataract? A cataract is a condition where there is clouding of the naturally clear lens of the eye leading to blurred vision. Cataract usually occurs with aging but sometimes certain drugs (steroids), trauma and other associated disease like diabetes may lead to cataracts in early life. A cataract is one of the […]


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