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  • 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… less effective. Don’t store medicines in bathrooms or bathroom cabinets. These locations are often hot and humid. Things to consider Healthy adults usually don’t experience…

  • The Importance of Vaccinations

    Vaccinations are essential to personal and public health. They prevent the spread of contagious, dangerous, and deadly diseases… is essential to preventing the spread of contagious diseases. Vaccines are especially important for at-risk populations such as young children and older adults. The AAFP offers vaccination…

  • Labyrinthitis

    Labyrinthitis is a condition that affects a part of the inner ear called the labyrinth. When it is swollen, you… Most people are completely better within 2 to 3 months. Sensitivity to motion may be a problem for several years, especially for older adults. In…

  • illustration and cross-section of kidneys

    Interstitial Nephritis

    Interstitial nephritis is a kidney disorder. It makes the kidney not work properly. It happens when spaces between small tubes… it can lead to long-term or permanent kidney damage, such as chronic kidney failure. This is more likely to happen in older adults. Questions to…

  • 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… they do not lose effectiveness. Do not store them in bathrooms. These areas can get hot and humid. Things to consider Healthy adults don’t usually…

  • Ideal Weight and BMI

    Your ideal weight and body mass index (BMI) are connected. Your BMI can tell you if you are overweight and… be a good indicator of how much fat he or she has in their body. They will tend to have higher BMIs. Older adults. People tend…

  • 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… Living with a stomach virus Stomach viruses are often mild and go away on their own in 1 to 3 days. Babies, older adults, or…

  • Fish, eggs, dairy products and vegetables sitting on table

    Vitamin D

    Vitamin D is an important nutrient. It helps your body build strong bones and teeth. Getting enough vitamin D is… breastfed. Babies and toddlers who are given non-milk food products or foods that are not fortified with vitamin D. Seniors or older adults. People who…

  • white toilet bowl in a clean hygienic bathroom

    Bladder Training for Urinary Incontinence

    Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control. This means you can’t always control when you urinate. Most types of… keep track of my urination? Is there anything else I should do to improve my urinary incontinence? Resources National Institutes of Health, National Institute on…

  • Boy drinking from water bottle on white background

    Hydration: Why It’s So Important

    Your body depends on water to survive. Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs it to work properly… vomiting, diarrhea), are pregnant or breastfeeding, are trying to lose weight, or aren’t able to get enough fluids during the day. Older adults are also…

  • Hip Fractures

    Learn about hip fractures, how they’re treated and how they can be prevented… doctor How can I tell the difference between a hip fracture and sprain? How can I avoid getting a pressure sore? Should I wear compression stockings after surgery? Does menopause affect bone…

  • man plucking the feathers of a bird's corpse

    Avian Flu

    Avian flu is a virus that is spread from bird to bird. In rare cases, certain strains of the virus… you catch avian flu from cooked poultry? How do you tell avian flu apart from normal, seasonal flu? Is avian flu more serious for young…

  • Group B Strep Infection

    Group B strep is a common kind of bacteria that can sicken newborns who are exposed to it during… who have group B strep may develop an infection of the urinary tract (also called a UTI), placenta, amniotic fluid, or bloodstream. Older adults and people…

  • Herbal Health Products and Supplements

    Herbal health products and dietary supplements can benefit your health. Taking too many or the wrong ones could have negative… Herbal health products and supplements may not be safe if you have certain health problems, are pregnant, or are breastfeeding. Children and older adults also…

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

    Find out the answers to the most commonly asked questions for the new COVID-19 vaccine… CDC) recommends the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for people 5 and older, and the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines for people 18 and older. Because children and adolescents can get COVID-19…

  • Older couple standing at counter, preparing a meal with healthy fruits and vegetables

    After 50: Nutritional Needs

    Don’t ignore your nutritional needs as you get older… calories should a man and a woman have if they are trying to lose weight? Resources National Institute on Aging: Healthy Eating: Smart Food Choices for Healthy Aging U.S. Food & Drug Administration: Using the Nutrition…

  • Illustration of human brain with puzzle piece missing, depicting memory loss as a symptom of dementia

    Dementia

    Dementia is a group of symptoms often caused by changes in brain structure. It often occurs in older people but… What is dementia? Dementia isn’t a disease. It’s a group of symptoms that can be caused by changes in brain structure. Dementia often occurs…

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