Heath and Aging

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Smell and Taste: Spice of Life

The senses of smell and taste can fade with age, affecting your ability to taste foods. Learn what can cause loss of smell and taste—like certain types of medications or chemotherapy—and what can be done to help with these problems.

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Keywords: Smell, Taste, Cancer, Nutrition

Alcohol Use In Older People

Alcohol’s effects on the body can change with age. Read about common health issues associated with drinking, concerns about alcohol and medicines, how much is too much, and ways to get help for a drinking problem.

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Keywords: Alcohol Use or Abuse, Risk, Safety

Foot Care

Get tips for taking care of your feet, including choosing comfortable shoes. Read about common foot problems and signs of serious medical conditions, such as arthritis and diabetes.

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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 your aging eyes and common eye problems, diseases, and disorders. Get tips to protect your vision and eyesight as you age.

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Keywords: Cataracts, Eyes and Vision, Glaucoma

Cancer Facts For People Over 50

Find information on the basics of cancer, its symptoms, recommended tests and screenings, treatment options, and steps for prevention. 

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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

Depression

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.

PDF (117.46 KB)
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Keywords: Cardiovascular, Heart Conditions, Heart Attack, High Blood Pressure

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