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  • Chronic Bronchitis

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

  • Testicular Cancer

    Testicular cancer can occur in one or both of a man’s testicles. Learn about the symptoms and how to detect… 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…

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)

    An abdominal aortic aneurysm is when a weak area in the aorta swells up like a balloon. It can cause… AAA. Being male. Men are more likely than women to develop an AAA. AAAs are more common in people age 65 or older. Personal history…

  • Weight-Training and Weight-Lifting Safety

    Your form is a critical part of lifting weights. Your goal should be to lift the appropriate amount of weight… Whether you lift weights for general fitness, to train for sports, or for competition, safety comes first. Lifting weights the wrong way can cause…

  • 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…

  • Brain Training for Seniors

    Exercising your brain as you age is important and may help delay the onset of dementia… playing brain games is making a difference? Is it better to play brain games on your own or with a partner? Resources Alzheimer’s Association: Brain Health Centers for Disease…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Healthy Habits at Age 60 and Beyond

    Learn how you, as a senior, can add exercise and eating more fiber to your daily health habits… can improve your emotional outlook. A healthy diet and exercise feeds your brain. This improves your decision-making abilities as you get older. Consider these changes: Exercise 20…

  • 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…

  • Do I Have COVID-19 or the Flu?

    If you feel sick, you may wonder if it’s the flu or COVID-19. While the two illnesses share many similarities,… People with asthma, diabetes, or heart disease are at a greater risk of getting the flu. Children, people who are pregnant, and 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…

  • Congenital Heart Disease

    Congenital heart disease is a problem with the heart that is present at birth. “Congenital” is another way of saying… 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 adults, congenital…

  • Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine: What a Parent Needs to Know

    Pneumococcal disease is caused by bacteria, and can lead to infections in the lungs, blood, and brain and causes health… dose at 4 months of age One dose at 6 months of age One dose at 12 to 15 months of age Adults 64 and…

  • Intussusception

    Intussusception is medical emergency when one part of the intestine slides into another section. This causes a serious blockage… in babies younger than 1 year of age. For unknown reasons, boys are affected more often than girls. Intussusception also occurs in older children and adults…

  • Chickenpox Vaccine

    Chickenpox is highly contagious and can be very serious. Beginning at 12 months old, almost everyone should have the chickenpox… The second is given when he or she is between 4 and 6 years of age. It can also be given to older children and…

  • Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

    Teeth grinding, also called bruxism, is the conscious or unconscious grinding of teeth that happens most often in children… cerebral palsy. Certain medicines can also cause it. For some children, teeth grinding occurs because their teeth are not aligned properly. In older children or adults,…

  • Hepatitis A

    Hepatitis A (Hep A) is liver inflammation caused by the hepatitis A virus. It is very contagious… urine Loss of appetite Muscle pain Itching Young children are likely to have very mild cases of hepatitis A, while symptoms in older children and adults are more…