Soak your feet in warm water for at least 10 minutes to soften your nails, and then pat your feet and toenails dry with a towel to remove any remaining moisture. Make little cuts with a nail clipper to avoid splintering the nail and cut straight through with the clipper. Don’t round off the edges of the nail to reduce the likelihood of an ingrown nail becoming an issue.
In the United States, approximately 28 percent (14.7 million) of community-dwelling older persons live alone, with older males accounting for 21 percent and older women accounting for 34 percent. The proportion of persons who live alone grows with age (for example, among women under the age of 75, almost 44 percent live alone). How many […]
The burden of disease, damage, and violence, as well as the opportunity to reach optimal health, faced by socially disadvantaged racial, ethnic, and other demographic groups, and communities, are all examples of avoidable inequalities in health. Inequalities in health exist among people of all ages, including older persons. What are health disparities? A health disparity […]