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  • Thumbnail of Can We Prevent Aging? (print version) Can We Prevent Aging?
    Find out the truth behind antioxidants, calorie restriction, hormones, and supplements. Discover ways to support healthy aging and prevent or delay the onset of age-related disease and decline.
  • 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.
  • Diabetes In Older People—A Disease You Can Manage
    Learn about diabetes diagnosis and how to tell if you have diabetes, steps to take if you have pre-diabetes, and tips to control blood glucose levels.
  • 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.
  • HIV, AIDS, and Older People
    Read about HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and AIDS in older people. Learn how people get AIDS, what are the symptoms, and if there is a cure.
  • Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease: What Do We Know?
    Learn what research shows about Alzheimer's risk factors and prevention strategies, including exercise, diet, and cognitive training.
  • 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.
  • Thumbnail of Skin Care and Aging (print version) Skin Care and Aging
    Learn how your skin changes with age; fight wrinkles, liver spots, and dry skin; and use these tips to protect yourself from skin cancer.