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  • A man working at a computer, grabbing his right wrist in pain

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful disorder that occurs when the tissues in your wrist get swollen or inflamed and… What is carpal tunnel syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful disorder of the wrist and hand. The carpal tunnel is a narrow tunnel…

  • Prostate Cancer | Pros & Cons of PSA Testing

    Early detection is easier to treat and more likely to be cured, but PSA testing isn’t always accurate and can… risks and benefits of periodic screening. They do not recommend PSA screening for prostate cancer in men 70 years of age and older. Other organizations…

  • Nourish Your Brain

    A healthy brain is just as important as a healthy body. Many of the things you do to keep your… is experiencing cognitive decline may have trouble learning, using language, or remembering things. Some cognitive decline is a normal part of growing older. Cognitive decline…

  • Kegel Exercises for Your Pelvic Muscles

    Kegel exercises strengthen the muscles under the uterus, bladder, and bowel (large intestine)… Kegel exercises strengthen the muscles under the uterus, bladder, and bowel (large intestine). At the bottom of your pelvis are layers of muscles known as your pelvic floor. They are shaped like…

  • Muscular man applying testosterone gel on shoulder

    Ways to Increase Low Testosterone

    Testosterone is a sex hormone that your body makes. Normally, men produce more of it than women do. Some men… Testosterone is a sex hormone that your body makes. Normally, men produce more of it than women do. Some men may have low amounts of…

  • Two young women doing leg safety stretches before running in park

    Running: Preventing Overuse Injuries

    It’s common for runners to overdo it and become injured. You may run too far or too fast. But it’s… It’s common for runners to overdo it. In fact, up to 70% of runners develop injuries each year. They most often occur because of a…

  • Two young women chatting in a coffee shop

    Overactive Bladder

    Overactive bladder is a condition that causes you to lose control of your bladder without warning… What is overactive bladder? Overactive bladder is a condition that causes you to lose control of your bladder without warning. You may have to urinate more often or…

  • close-up of an elderly man’s hands on top of a cane with a caregiver’s hand on top

    Parkinson’s Disease

    Parkinson’s disease is a kind of movement disorder. It affects the nervous system and causes problems with muscle movement… What is Parkinson’s disease? Parkinson’s disease is a kind of movement disorder. It affects the nervous system and causes problems with muscle movement. It is…

  • Man suffering from neck pain and stiffness holds neck

    Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy (CSM)

    Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is a compression of the spinal cord in your neck. A compression means pressure, pinching, or… the spinal cord in your neck. A compression of the spinal cord means pressure, pinching, or squeezing on it. CSM often affects adults 50 years…

  • Seniors playing memory games

    Brain Training for Seniors

    Exercising your brain is important to reduce your risk of developing dementia… games on your own or with a partner? How can I tell if my memory problems is normal aging versus dementia? Resources Alzheimer’s Association: Brain Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Healthy…

  • Illustration of the female reproduction system and a yellow ribbon representing endometriosis

    Endometrial Cancer

    Endometrial cancer occurs in the lining of a woman’s uterus. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of this common… Can endometrial cancer be prevented or avoided? You cannot prevent or avoid endometrial cancer. It is most common in women who are older than 50…

  • A older couple biking together outdoors

    Healthy Habits at Age 60 and Beyond

    A look at tips, tricks, advice and the benefits of maintaining healthy eating and exercise habits as you get… improve your emotional outlook. A healthy diet and exercise help feed your brain. This improves your decision-making abilities as you get older. Consider these changes: Exercise…

  • 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…

  • Man holding condom in one hand and blue pill in the other

    Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

    Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is a medical condition that prevents a man from getting or keeping an erection… finishing sex. This condition used to be called impotence. ED can occur at any age, but it is more common in men older than 75 years of age…

  • Colonoscopy

    A colonoscopy is a normal procedure during which your doctor will look at the inside of your large intestine, also… be determined by you and your doctor, based on your health and risk for colon cancer. Screening is not usually recommended for adults older than…

  • Nail Fungal Infections

    A nail infection is caused by a fungus. This infection can happen in toenails and fingernails. It is more common… It enters your nail through a crack in the nail. Nail fungal infections happen at any age. They are more common in adults older than…

  • Colorectal Cancer

    Colorectal cancer starts in the colon or the rectum. Because they share common features, these two cancers are often referred… doctor will offer advice based on your overall health and prior screening history. The AAFP recommends against screening for colorectal cancer in adults older than…

  • doctor listens to a baby’s heart with a stethoscope

    Congenital Heart Disease

    Congenital heart disease is a heart problem that some people are born with and can include a hole in the… skin, lips, and fingernails Fatigue or poor feeding Heart murmur (an extra sound heard when a doctor listens to the heart) In older children or…

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