Heath and Aging

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Dietary Supplements

Find information about dietary supplements—what they are, if you should take them, types of supplements available, and if they're safe for older adults.

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Keywords: Dietary Supplements, Nutrition, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Eating

Fatigue: More Than Being Tired

If you feel tired for long periods of time, you may be experiencing fatigue. Read about the causes of fatigue, such as illness, medical problems, and certain treatments. Learn how emotions and personal habits can add to fatigue, and find ways to help you manage this problem.

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Keywords: Health Information, Insomnia, Sleep

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Older Drivers

Read about the types of issues—vision, hearing, reaction time, and more—that can make it difficult for older people to drive. Get tips for driving safely, deciding when to give up driving, and finding ways to get around when no longer driving.

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Keywords: Driving, Sensory Impairment, Safety, Eyes and Vision

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