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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  • Peyronie’s Disease

    Peyronie’s disease is the buildup of scar tissue in the penis, causing it to curve. This may be painful or…

  • Colorectal Cancer

    Colorectal cancer starts in the colon or the rectum. Because they share common features, these two cancers are often referred…

  • Caring for a Relative Who Has Dementia

    Caring for a loved one who has dementia is difficult. Learn how to best care for them while also taking…

  • Menopause

    Menopause is when a person’s menstrual periods permanently end. It happens because, as a person ages, their ovaries make fewer…

  • Fecal Incontinence

    Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements. This leads to stool (feces) leaking from the rectum at unexpected…

  • Flu Risks Greater for Racial Minorities

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

  • 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…

  • Vision Loss

    Vision loss is losing your ability to see well without vision correction tools, such as eyeglasses or contact lenses. It…

  • Pneumococcal Vaccines for Seniors

    Pneumococcal vaccines help to prevent pneumonia. Adults 65 and older, for whom pneumonia can be fatal, should get two different…

  • Preventive Care for Seniors

    Preventive services are important for everyone, especially for older adults. This is because your risk for health problems increases as…

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis is an infection caused by bacteria. Tuberculosis usually affects the lungs. But it can also affect your joints, kidneys,…

  • Shingles

    Shingles is a painful skin rash. It is also called zoster or herpes zoster. It is caused by the same…

  • Prescription Drug Abuse in the Elderly

    Prescription drug abuse is when people misuse prescribed medicines. Most older adults who suffer from prescription drug abuse do so…

  • Vulvar Cancer

    Cancer of the vulva most often affects the two skin folds (or lips) around the vagina, known as the labia…

  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common virus that makes it hard to breathe. RSV is common in children under…

  • Pseudogout

    Pseudogout is a type of arthritis that causes painful swelling in one or more of your joints. It can lead…

  • Peripheral Arterial Disease and Claudication

    Peripheral arterial disease is a blood flow problem in the arteries, especially the legs. Claudication is pain in the leg…

  • Multiple Myeloma

    Multiple myeloma is a kind of cancer in the bone marrow. It is caused when your body makes too many…

  • Anal Fissure

    An anal fissure is a small crack or tear in the thin, moist lining of the lower rectum. It’s a…

  • Pressure Sores

    Pressure sores are sores on your skin. They’re usually caused by being in a bed or wheelchair nearly all the…