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Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet

Get the facts about Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia in older adults. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and caregiving.

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Spanish Version
Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Signs and Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Research, Clinical Trials

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Menopause

Get an overview of issues related to menopause, including average age, common signs and symptoms, hormone therapy, ways to stay healthy. Frequently asked questions are included.

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Spanish Version
Keywords: Hormones, Menopausal Hormone Therapy, Menopause, Estrogen

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Alzheimer's Disease Genetics Fact Sheet

Read about Alzheimer’s and genetics, including research. A genetic mutation can cause early-onset Alzheimer’s. Genetic variants influence disease risk.

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Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Genes, Genetics

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Forgetfulness: Knowing When to Ask for Help

Learn the difference between mild forgetfulness and more serious memory loss diseases, such as Alzheimer's, and try these memory improvement tips.

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Keywords: Forgetfulness, Memory, Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Cognitive Decline

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Healthy Eating After 50

Plan healthy meals with these tips on calories, portion sizes, fiber, and food safety. Learn how to eat healthy, even if your budget is limited.

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Keywords: Eating, Nutrition, Healthy Aging, Well-Being

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Alzheimer's Disease Medications Fact Sheet

Read about medications used to treat Alzheimer’s disease symptoms. See a handy chart showing types of drugs, dosages, and common side effects.

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Spanish Version
Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Medication

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Shingles

Learn about shingles and the varicella zoster virus, what it looks like, how to treat post-herpetic neuralgia, and shingles vaccine recommendations.

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Keywords: Shingles, Immunizations, Shots, Pain

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High Blood Pressure

Read about normal blood pressure and high blood pressure, or hypertension. Learn how lifestyle factors like more exercise and having less salt helps.

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Keywords: Cardiovascular, High Blood Pressure, Heart Conditions

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Hormones and Menopause

Learn about hormones, signs of menopause, hormone therapy (formerly called HRT) for perimenopause symptoms, what causes night sweats, and more. 

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Keywords: Hormones, Menopausal Hormone Therapy, Menopause, Women's Health

Prostate Problems

Read about men’s health and prostate problems, like prostate cancer and BPH. Learn about common symptoms of prostate problems and who needs annual PSA testing.

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Keywords: Prostate, Cancer

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