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Pain: You Can Get Help

Discover ways to get help for acute or chronic pain—such as taking acetaminophen, aspirin, or NSAIDs—and find other tips for pain management.

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Keywords: Pain, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Medicines

Flu—Get the Shot

Read about the basics of the flu, how it spreads, prevention, and treatment. Find out the differences between the flu and a cold, and learn about getting a flu shot.

PDF (165.53 KB)
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Keywords: Flu, Shots, Immunizations, Prevention, Influenza

Smoking: It's Never Too Late to Stop

Read about the health benefits of quitting smoking, get tips to help you stop, and learn about the dangers of smoking and smokeless tobacco. No matter your age, it’s never too late to quit smoking and improve your health.

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Keywords: Smoking, Lungs and Breathing, Cancer

Crime and Older People

Be informed about your personal safety and the risks of crime. Get tips about avoiding crime at home and elsewhere, fighting fraud, and preventing identity theft. Find advice on what to do about elder abuse and how to stay safe as you age.

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Keywords: Safety, Risk, Fraud, Elder Abuse

Stroke

Find information about how to recognize the symptoms of stroke and why you should call 911 right away. Read about the different types of stroke, common problems that happen after a stroke—like trouble speaking, and ways to lower your risk of stroke.

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Keywords: Stroke, Cardiovascular

Hospital Hints

Get tips for a hospital stay, including what to bring and what to leave at home, what to expect during admission, patient rights, and different types of hospital staff. Also includes safety tips, questions to ask, and steps to take after you leave the hospital.

PDF (494.5 KB)
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Keywords: Hospitalization, Health Care, Physicians

Beware of Health Scams

Read about dangerous health scams, like fountain of youth and anti-aging promises, special diets, miracle cures or drugs, and other unproven products.

PDF (109.77 KB)
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Keywords: Safety, Elder Abuse, Fraud

Considering Surgery?

Here are some questions to ask and tips for choosing a surgeon or getting a second opinion. Also includes information about outpatient surgery, planning, paying for surgery, and what to bring with you.

PDF (151.95 KB)
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Keywords: Risk, Surgery, Hospitalization, Health Care

Shots For Safety

Read about shots for shingles, pneumonia, flu (influenza), tetanus, diphtheria, MMR, and other diseases. Learn how these vaccines can keep you well.

PDF (521.74 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Shots, Immunizations, Prevention

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