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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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  • Senior Communities Tour Checklist

    Moving into a senior community is a big step in your life. Making a checklist of everything you’re looking for…

  • Preventive Care for Seniors

    Preventive care for seniors is particularly important, as health problems increase with age.

  • Senior woman consults with nurse before chemotherapy. Vulvar cancer most often affects the two skin folds (or lips) around the vagina, known as the labia. If diagnosed early, it is very treatable.

    Vulvar Cancer

    Vulvar cancer is not very common. If found early, vulvar cancer has a high cure rate and the treatment options…

  • A senior couple taking a “selfie” in front of a Ferris wheel

    The Importance of Staying Active and Involved

    Your lifestyle choices will determine how quickly or slowly you age. Making healthy choices and staying socially active can help…

  • People from racial and ethnic minority groups are more likely to be hospitalized when they have the flu, according to an analysis from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    Flu Complications Risk Greater for Minority Groups

    People from racial and ethnic minority groups are more likely to be hospitalized when they have the flu. They are…

  • Chronic health conditions can increase your risk of being hospitalized with influenza. Getting an annual flu vaccine is the best protection.

    Flu Risks and Chronic Conditions

    Chronic health conditions can increase your risk of being hospitalized with influenza (the flu). Getting an annual flu vaccine is…

  • A toddler wears an oxygen mask. RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) is a common virus that makes it hard to breathe. RSV is common in children under 2, but anyone can get it.

    RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus)

    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common virus. It affects your lungs, making it difficult to breathe. The virus is…

  • Menopause

    Menopause is when your menstrual periods permanently stop (12 months in a row without a period) and you can no…

  • A doctor gives a child a vaccine in the arm. There are many misconceptions regarding vaccines. Use this evidence-based information to avoid common vaccine myths.

    Vaccines: Myth Versus Fact

    There are many common misconceptions regarding vaccines. Use this evidence-based information to clear up any confusion.

  • A crying elderly woman with cancer is comforted by a caretaker. Pancreatic cancer is an abnormal growth of cells in the pancreas. It is difficult to detect early, making treatment tough at later stages.

    Pancreatic Cancer

    What is pancreatic cancer? Pancreatic cancer is a disease in which cancer cells form on your pancreas. Your pancreas is an organ. It is located behind your stomach and in front of your spine. It produces juices that break down food and control blood

  • Photo of a new diaper from the top angle looking in

    Urinary Incontinence

    Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control. This means that you can’t always control when you urinate.

  • A female neurologist shows a male patient with multiple sclerosis symptoms something on a synthetic brain.

    Multiple Sclerosis

    Multiple sclerosis is a disease that affects the central nervous system. There is no cure, but there are medicines that…

  • Woman undergoing eye exam

    Glaucoma

    Glaucoma is an eye disease. It’s caused by fluid and pressure in the eye. At first, there aren’t symptoms, but…

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

    Trigeminal neuralgia is a condition that causes burning, electric or shock-like pain in the face. It is caused by a…

  • Peyronie’s Disease

    Peyronie’s disease is the buildup of fibrous scar tissue in the penis, causing it to curve.

  • A woman holding her lower back on one side, indicating kidney pain

    Kidney Stones

    Your body removes waste through urine that’s made in your kidneys. When waste doesn’t properly leave your kidneys, it can…

  • 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…

  • Fecal Incontinence

    Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements, leading to stool leaking from the rectum. Many times it is…

  • Nourish Your Brain

    A healthy brain is just as important as a healthy body. Many of the things you do to keep your…

  • Hip Fractures

    A hip fracture is a break in your thigh bone (femur) where it connects to your pelvic bone. Hip fractures…

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