Heath and Aging


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Smell and Taste: Spice of Life

Discover how your sense of smell and taste can change as you age. Read about loss of smell and taste, and how to get help from an otolaryngologist.

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Keywords: Smell, Taste, Cancer, Nutrition

Alcohol Use In Older People

Find how alcohol affects your health as you age. Get advice on sobriety, alcoholism, how much alcohol is too much, and getting help to stop drinking.

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Keywords: Alcohol Use or Abuse, Risk, Safety

Foot Care

Foot problems? Get tips on talking to a podiatrist and information on spurs, swollen feet, warts, blisters on feet, dry feet, corns on toes, and more.

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Keywords: Foot Problems, Bones and Joints

Taking Care of Your Teeth and Mouth

Learn about ways to take care of your teeth and mouth and avoid problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. Get tips for cleaning your teeth and gums correctly, and ways to find low-cost dental care.

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Keywords: Teeth and Mouth, Gum Disease, Eating

Aging And Your Eyes

Learn about common eye problems for older adults, like glaucoma, macular degeneration, and presbyopia. Find tips for protecting your eyes and vision.

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Keywords: Cataracts, Eyes and Vision, Glaucoma

Cancer Facts For People Over 50

"What is cancer?" "Do I have cancer?" Get the facts about malignant (cancerous) tumors, screenings like a sigmoidoscopy or breast exam, and much more.

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Keywords: Cancer, Men's Health, Women's Health

Getting Your Affairs in Order

Get your legal and financial affairs in order before a medical emergency happens. Read about legal documents such as advance directives, find out what other papers to have on hand, and learn why it’s important to let family or friends know where to find these items.

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Keywords: End of Life, Financial Planning, Legal Planning, Advance Directives

Understanding Lung Problems—Make Each Breath Healthy

Get information about lung problems common among older people—chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pneumonia, and lung cancer. Read about symptoms, causes, tests, and treatments.

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Keywords: Lungs and Breathing, Cancer, Smoking


Signs of depression can vary more in older adults, which means depression often can be missed or go untreated. Read about what causes depression, what to look for, how to get help, current treatments, and ways to prevent depression.

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Keywords: Depression, Prevention, Mental Health

Heart Health

Read about changes to the heart and blood vessels that occur as people age. Learn how to know if you are having a heart attack and how to prevent heart disease through lifestyle changes.

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Keywords: Cardiovascular, Heart Conditions, Heart Attack, High Blood Pressure