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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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  • Close up of rheumatism / arthritis medical examination

    Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic (lasting) inflammatory disorder. It causes swelling and pain in the lining of your…

  • Pseudogout

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

  • Prostatitis

    Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland that happens when the tissue becomes swollen an irritated.

  • Preventive Care for Seniors

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

  • Senior mother and daughter making healthy breakfast together in kitchen.

    Preventing Malnutrition in Older Adults

    Older adults are more vulnerable to malnutrition. Learn ways to prevent it.

  • Pressure Sores

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

  • Closeup of elderly woman’s hands sorting several prescriptions

    Prescription Drug Abuse in the Elderly

    Prescription abuse happens when people abuse medicines prescribed by a doctor. In the elderly, it can be hard to spot…

  • Pneumococcal Vaccines for Seniors

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

  • Plan for the Future After a Diagnosis of Dementia

    After a diagnosis of dementia, it’s important for family members to talk about plans for care and support, and to…

  • Peyronie’s Disease

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

  • Peripheral Arterial Disease and Claudication

    Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a problem with blood flow in the arteries, especially those in the legs. Claudication is…

  • close-up of an elderly man’s hands on top of a cane with a caregiver’s hand on top

    Parkinson’s Disease

    Parkinson’s disease is a movement disorder that affects the nervous system and causes tremors, slowed movements and stiff muscles.

  • 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

  • Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones and often occurs in older women.

  • Osteopenia

    Osteopenia is a condition that begins as you lose bone mass and your bones get weaker.

  • Nourish Your Brain

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

  • 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…

  • Doctor treating a senior woman who has possible bone fractures

    Multiple Myeloma

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

  • Menopause

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

  • woman with hands holding her crotch

    Lichen Sclerosus

    Lichen sclerosus is a skin condition that affects the genital or anal areas. It can cause a rash, itching, pain,…

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