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  • X-ray of image with red highlighting area of cancer

    Bone Cancer

    Bone cancer is cancer that in most cases spreads to the bones from another part of the body. There are… that is very rare and forms in the spine. This cancer is more common in men than women, and typically occurs in older adults. Symptoms…

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    Hyperparathyroidism

    Hyperparathyroidism is a condition that causes you to have too much calcium in your bloodstream and not enough in your… can be hereditary, which means it runs in families. More women have hyperparathyroidism than men. It is more likely to occur in older adults and…

  • Managing Your Vaccine Schedule

    If you or your child missed vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic, now is a great time to catch up. Vaccines… to pre-pandemic numbers since returning to in-person learning. Adults need vaccines too, especially older adults. It is recommended that healthy adults who are 50 years…

  • Taking Care of Your Mental Health

    Your mental health is just as important as your physical health… affect how a child feels, thinks, and behaves. Early detection and treatment can help. Depression in Older Adults Depression is common in adults who are more than 65 years of age. However, it is…

  • What Should I do if I Get a Spider Bite?

    Spiders are found everywhere. But each kind of spider is unique. Some tend to live outdoors. Some are common inside… allergic reaction: Fast heart rate Trouble breathing or swallowing Tightness in your chest Swelling in your mouth or face Young children and older adults are…

  • Floor scale with tape measure wrapped around apple to illustrate obesity

    Healthy Weight

    Achieving a healthy weight is different for everyone. You may want to lose weight for personal reasons. Or you may… important if you haven’t been active, if you have any health problems, if you’re pregnant, or if you’re an older adult. Read Article Diet and…

  • Mountain climber using mini portable oxygen cylinder to avoid and treat high-altitude illness

    High-Altitude Illness

    High-altitude illness can occur when you travel to altitudes higher than 8,000 feet. It happens when your body doesn’t get… with fluid, which can be fatal. It occurs at extreme high altitudes. Everyone is at risk for high-altitude illness. Children and older adults are at…

  • Boy wearing mouth mask surrounded by air pollution

    Air Pollution

    Outdoor air pollution is a mix of gases and toxic particles in the air we breathe. Regular exposure to it… make it difficult to breathe outside if you have lung problems, such as asthma. It can also cause trouble for children and older adults. Avoid…

  • woman with stomach ache lying on sofa

    Antiemetic Medicines: OTC Relief for Nausea and Vomiting

    Over the counter medicines can provide relief for nausea and vomiting, but there are a number of precautions to be… Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are medicines you can buy without a prescription from your doctor. Medicines that treat nausea and vomiting are called antiemetics. Several…

  • Labyrinthitis

    Labyrinthitis is a condition that affects a part of the inner ear called the labyrinth. When it is swollen, you… What is labyrinthitis? Labyrinthitis (say: “lab-uh-rinth-eye-tus”) is a condition that affects a part of the inner ear called the labyrinth. Normally, the labyrinth helps…

  • Ideal Weight and BMI

    Body mass index (BMI) is a method for measuring your ideal weight. It is used as a screening tool to… Maintaining a healthy weight is critical to your overall health. When you are overweight or have obesity, you are at higher risk of developing certain…

  • illustration and cross-section of kidneys

    Interstitial Nephritis

    Interstitial nephritis is a kidney disorder that affects your kidneys’ ability to filter waste and extra fluid… What is interstitial nephritis? Interstitial nephritis is a kidney disorder. The kidneys filter waste and extra fluid from the body. When you have interstitial nephritis, the spaces between tubules (small tubes)…

  • Packaged OTC medicines

    Antihistamines: Understanding Your OTC Options

    Over the counter antihistamines can be used to treat allergy symptoms. It’s important to know what they do and the… Over-the-counter (OTC) antihistamines are medicines that treat allergy symptoms. OTC means you can buy them at a store, without a doctor’s prescription. They are available…

  • The Importance of Vaccinations

    Vaccinations are essential to personal and public health. They prevent the spread of contagious, dangerous, and deadly diseases… There has been confusion and misunderstandings about vaccines. But vaccinations are an important part of family and public health. Vaccines prevent the spread of contagious, dangerous,…

  • Senior person sitting on floor next to walker

    Falls: How to Lower Your Risk

    A fall at an older age can have serious consequences to your health and independence. Reduce your risk for falling… People fall at every age. This is especially true of young babies learning to walk. However, as we age, we become more concerned about falling…

  • Floor scale with tape measure wrapped around apple to illustrate obesity

    Obesity

    Obesity is a complex, and increasingly common disease that is associated with many health risks such as high blood pressure,… What is obesity? Obesity is a complex and increasingly common disease that is associated with many health risks such as high blood pressure, diabetes,…

  • Woman sitting on a couch holding stomach in pain

    Stomach Flu (Gastroenteritis)

    Gastroenteritis is a medical term for a stomach virus. Many people call it the stomach flu. It can strike anyone… What is a stomach virus? Gastroenteritis is a medical term for a stomach virus. Many people call it the stomach flu. It is not…

  • Traveler’s Diarrhea

    Traveler’s diarrhea is a common travel-related illness that anyone can get when traveling to certain areas. Most cases are mild… What is traveler’s diarrhea? Traveler’s diarrhea is a common illness people get during travel. It can occur anywhere, but there are certain parts of…

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