Seniors

Healthy choices aren’t just for the young. Learn how a healthy lifestyle can help seniors stay active and improve their quality of life.

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  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)

    An abdominal aortic aneurysm is when a weak area in the aorta swells up like a balloon. It can cause…

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  • Acute Bronchitis

    Learn about the symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention of acute bronchitis, a lung infection usually caused by a virus.

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  • After 50: Nutritional Needs

    Nutritional needs change as we age. After age 50, choose food and drinks wisely for your gender, health, and activity…

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  • Alcohol Abuse

    Alcohol abuse is a pattern of drinking too much alcohol too often. This can harm your work, school, and…

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  • Allergic Rhinitis

    Learn about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of allergies and allergic rhinitis (hay fever).

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  • Alzheimer's Disease

    Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia. The symptoms are associated with physical and functional changes in the brain.

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  • Anal Fissure

    Anal fissures are small tears in the lining of the lower rectum. They are usually caused by straining during a…

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  • Anal Fistulas

    An anal fistula is an abnormal connection that forms between the anus and the skin outside of it. It usually…

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  • Anaphylaxis

    Learn about the causes and treatment of anaphylaxis, a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction.

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  • Anemia

    Anemia is a common blood disorder that affects your red blood cells. Learn about the types, causes, treatments, and prevention…

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  • Angina

    Angina is a heart condition that causes chest pain or pressure.

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  • Arrhythmia

    An arrhythmia is a change in the rhythm of your heartbeat. Your heart may beat too fast, too slow, or…

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  • Asthma

    Learn about the causes, treatment and prevention of asthma symptoms (also called asthma attacks).

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  • Autism

    Autism is a brain disorder that affects social, behavioral, and communication skills. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of…

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  • Babesiosis

    Babesiosis is an infection of the red blood cells. It’s caused by a parasite carried by deer ticks. It can…

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  • Bacterial Endocarditis

    Bacterial, or infective, endocarditis (BE) occurs in the valves and inner lining of your heart. Learn about the risk factors…

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  • Balancing Work and Caregiving

    Caring for a loved one while working outside the home can be a challenging balancing act. Talk to your employer,…

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  • Barrett’s Esophagus

    Barrett’s esophagus is a condition often caused by GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Learn how to help prevent and treat…

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  • Bedbugs

    Learn about bedbugs and how to treat bedbug bites.

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  • Bell’s Palsy

    Bell’s palsy is a condition that partly or completely paralyzes the side of your face. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis…

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