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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

Smoking: It's Never Too Late to Stop

Stop smoking now to lower your risk of pneumonia, bronchitis, cancer, heart attack, stroke, influenza, and emphysema. Get tips to quit and feel better!

PDF (104.97 KB)
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Keywords: Smoking, Lungs and Breathing, Cancer

Flu—Get the Shot

Learn all about flu—how it spreads, symptoms and treatment, the difference between cold and flu, and the importance of getting a flu shot.

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

Stroke

Read about stroke symptoms, like being confused, numb, or dizzy, and why to call 911 right away. Learn about TIA and the need to control hypertension.

PDF (108.29 KB)
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Keywords: Stroke, Cardiovascular

Crime and Older People

Be safe at home and in the community. Get tips to protect your money, fight fraud and identity theft, and stop emotional abuse and other elder abuse.

PDF (120.03 KB)
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Keywords: Safety, Risk, Fraud, Elder Abuse, Personal Safety

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?

Learn what to ask your doctor when you plan surgery or in case of an emergency. Get tips to choose a surgeon, get a second opinion, and assess cost.

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

Hospital Hints

Use these checklists to prepare for your hospital stay. These tips can help your stay be a safe one.

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

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 (269.58 KB)
Keywords: Shots, Immunizations, Prevention

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