Heath and Aging


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Choosing A Doctor

Want to choose a new doctor? Learn about types of medical doctors, read questions to ask friends or family, and get advice for the first appointment.

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Keywords: Health Care, Physicians, Medicare, Doctor-Patient Communication

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Falls and Fractures

Do you have a fear of falling? Find tips on fall prevention, how to avoid tripping and slipping, and ways to lower your chances of getting a fracture.

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Spanish Version
Keywords: Falls, Balance Problems, Safety, Osteoporosis, Bones and Joints

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Online Health Information: Can You Trust It?

Get tips for finding reliable medical and health facts on the Web, from places like NIH. Learn what to ask about online healthcare or medicine info.

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Spanish Version
Keywords: Internet, Web, Health Information

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Medicines: Use Them Safely

Learn how to take prescription and over-the-counter medications safely. Get tips on what to ask your doctor or pharmacist about buying medicines online.

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Keywords: Medicines, Safety

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Nursing Homes: Making the Right Choice

Learn about nursing home (“SNF”) health care, whether for Alzheimer’s/dementia or after a hospital stay for orthopedic (hip/knee) or other surgery.

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Spanish Version
Keywords: Long-Term Care, Nursing Homes

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Pain: You Can Get Help

Learn how to manage chronic, acute, and breakthrough pain with exercise, complementary and alternative medicine, or help from a pain specialist.

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Spanish Version
Keywords: Pain, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Medicines

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Hearing Loss

Learn about the types of hearing loss common in older people, devices that can help you hear better, and tips to help people cope with hearing loss.

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Keywords: Ear Nose Throat

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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!

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Spanish Version
Keywords: Smoking, Lungs and Breathing, Cancer

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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.

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Keywords: Safety, Elder Abuse, Fraud

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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.

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Keywords: Shots, Immunizations, Prevention