Heath and Aging

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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

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

Osteoporosis: The Bone Thief

What is osteoporosis and osteopenia? Learn about risk factors, treatment, and how vitamin D, calcium & more can help keep your bones strong.

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Keywords: Bones and Joints, Osteoporosis, Falls, Medicines, Nutrition, Women's Health

Taking Care of Your Teeth and Mouth

Get facts about fluoride, using floss, and healthy gums and healthy teeth. Also learn about tooth decay, periodontitis, oral cancer, and dry mouth.

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Keywords: Teeth and Mouth, Gum Disease, Eating

Aging and Your Eyes

Protect your vision and eye health as you age. Learn about glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, presbyopia, detached retina, and other problems.

PDF (99.25 KB)
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Keywords: Cataracts, Eyes and Vision, Glaucoma

Understanding Lung Problems—Make Each Breath Healthy

Find out about pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma, emphysema, lung cancer, and other diseases of the lungs. Learn about cough or symptoms when you breathe.

PDF (229.6 KB)
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Keywords: Lungs and Breathing, Cancer, Smoking

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.

PDF (116.93 KB)
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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.

PDF (180.02 KB)
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Keywords: End of Life, Financial Planning, Legal Planning, Advance Directives

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

Depression

Depression is not a normal part of aging, though many older adults feel depressed. Learn about the causes and signs of depression and how to fight it.

PDF (102.88 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Depression, Prevention, Mental Health

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