Heath and Aging

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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.

PDF (119.05 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: AIDS and HIV, Prevention, Sexuality

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.

PDF (242.76 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Alcohol Use or Abuse, Risk, Safety

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)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Lungs and Breathing, Cancer, Smoking

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.

PDF (108.73 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Dietary Supplements, Nutrition, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Eating

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)
Spanish Version
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)
Spanish Version
Keywords: End of Life, Financial Planning, Legal Planning, Advance Directives

Smell and Taste: Spice of Life

Find out why your sense of taste and smell may change as you get older and know when to call an otolaryngologist for help.

PDF (93.77 KB)
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.

PDF (237.33 KB)
Keywords: Bones and Joints, Osteoporosis, Falls, Medicines, Nutrition, Women's Health

Urinary Incontinence

Read about urinary tract infection, prostatitis, BPH, medicine, and other incontinence causes. Get tips for Kegel exercises and bladder control.

PDF (134.84 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Incontinence, Kidneys and Urinary System

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)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Cardiovascular, Heart Conditions, Heart Attack, High Blood Pressure

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