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  • young woman helps older woman hold her tea cup as she takes a drink

    Essential Tremor

    Essential tremor is a disorder in your nervous system that causes uncontrollable shaking… has tremor. Tremor can start at any age, but it often begins after age 40. It can get worse as you get older. Are there different kinds of tremor? Yes, many things…

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    Diabetes and Heart Disease

    People with diabetes are more likely to have heart disease, but there are steps you can take to lower the… People who have diabetes are more likely to get heart disease. When you have diabetes, your blood sugar level is often much higher than it should be. Too…

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    Pain Control After Surgery: Pain Medicines

    Pain medicine is available in many forms. Some medicines are given before surgery to prevent pain. Other types are given… need after my surgery? How long will I need to take pain medicine? What should I do if I still have pain after finishing my…

  • Active woman in her 50s running and jogging.

    Perimenopause

    Perimenopause is a stage in a woman’s reproductive years that occurs just before menopause… What is perimenopause? Perimenopause is a stage in a woman’s reproductive years. It’s a sign that a woman is getting closer to menopause. Menopause is the time in a woman’s…

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    Chronic Bronchitis

    Chronic bronchitis is an inflammation in the airways of the lungs that lasts longer than 3 months. It is most… What is chronic bronchitis? Bronchitis is an inflammation (or irritation) of the airways in the lungs. Chronic means it lasts longer than 3 months…

  • A man bench-pressing weights with another man spotting him

    Weight-Training and Weight-Lifting Safety

    Lifting weights the wrong way can cause serious injury or even death. Follow these basic guidelines to lift weights… Whether you lift weights for general fitness, to train for sports, or for competition, safety comes first. Lifting weights the wrong way can cause serious…

  • Elderly, depressed woman lying on pillow

    Depression and Alzheimer’s Disease

    Depression is very common among people who have Alzheimer’s disease, but there are things you can do as a caregiver… or suicide There is a minor form of depression that causes less severe symptoms. Both have the same causes and treatment. An older person who…

  • Male doctor and testicular cancer patient are discussing about testicular cancer test report.

    Testicular Cancer

    Testicular cancer is the most common type of cancer in young and middle-aged white men, but it can be treated… and sperm. Testicular cancer is the most common type of cancer in young and middle-aged, white men. It can occur in older men, as well…

  • Illustration of a human body with close-ups of a normal aorta and one with an abdominal aortic aneurysm

    Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)

    Sometimes an area of a blood vessel wall will get weak. It can start to swell like a balloon and… Being male. Men are more likely than women to develop an AAA. Age. AAAs are more common in people age 65 or older. Personal history…

  • Man with painful and swollen big toe joint due to gout inflammation

    Gout

    Gout is a common type of arthritis. It is marked by swelling and pain in your joints. It most often… What is gout? Gout is a common type of arthritis. It is marked by swelling and pain in your joints. It most often occurs in one…

  • A glucose meter propped up among a tabletop of fruit and vegetables

    Diabetes and Nutrition

    What you eat is closely connected to the amount of sugar in your blood. The right food choices will help… People who have diabetes have too much sugar in their blood. Managing diabetes means managing your blood sugar level. What you eat is closely connected…

  • Senior couple exercising in the park

    Diabetes and Exercise

    Exercise can help people who have diabetes. It can help control your weight, lower your blood sugar level, and reduce… Exercise can make a real difference for people who have diabetes. Exercise can help control your weight and lower your blood sugar level. It also lowers your…

  • A man looking in the mirror at his receding hairline

    Hair Loss

    It is normal to shed some hair each day as part of this cycle. However, some people may experience excessive… it); birth control pills; and antidepressants. Certain infections can cause hair loss. Fungal infections of the scalp can cause hair loss in adults and children…

  • A woman sitting in front of her computer, talking on her cell phone, and yawning

    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease that causes extreme fatigue that lasts for more than 6 months and interrupts daily… What is chronic fatigue syndrome? Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a disease that causes you to become so fatigued (tired) you can’t perform normal…

  • 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…

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