Heath and Aging

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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

Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging

Get moving! This 120-page guide describes the benefits of exercise and physical activity for older people. Learn how to set exercise goals and stick to them. Includes sample exercises for endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility and a list of resources.

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Keywords: Exercise, Physical Activity

Exercise and Physical Activity: Getting Fit for Life

Learn about types of exercise, such as for strength, balance, endurance, and flexibility, and discover the benefits of physical activity.

PDF (249.13 KB)
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Keywords: Exercise, Physical Activity

Arthritis Advice

Get arthritis help—find definitions of types of arthritis (rheumatoid, gout, osteoarthritis) and treatments like NSAIDs or DMARDs that can help.

PDF (127.88 KB)
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Keywords: Arthritis, Bones and Joints, Osteoarthritis, Pain, Exercise, Medications

Foot Care

Foot problems? Get tips on talking to a podiatrist and information on spurs, swollen feet, warts, blisters on feet, dry feet, corns on toes, and more.

PDF (88.55 KB)
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Keywords: Foot Problems, Bones and Joints

Aging and Your Eyes

Protect your vision and eye health as you age. Learn about glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, presbyopia, detached retina, and other problems.

PDF (99.25 KB)
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Keywords: Cataracts, Eyes and Vision, Glaucoma

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)
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Keywords: Bones and Joints, Osteoporosis, Falls, Medicines, Nutrition, Women's Health

Participating in Activities You Enjoy—More Than Just Fun and Games

Learn how leisure and social activities, exercise, volunteer work, or a hobby may help older people feel better and find satisfaction and happiness. 

PDF (415.19 KB)
Keywords: Social Activities and Engagement, Retirement, Quality of Life

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.

PDF (186.07 KB)
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Keywords: Falls, Balance Problems, Safety, Osteoporosis, Bones and Joints

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.

PDF (109.5 KB)
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Keywords: Ear Nose Throat

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