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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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  • Preventive Care for Seniors

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

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

  • Pneumococcal Vaccines for Seniors

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

  • Planning 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 scar tissue in the penis, causing it to curve. This may be painful or…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • Pancreatic Cancer

    What is pancreatic cancer? Pancreatic cancer is a type of cancer. It affects your pancreas. Your pancreas is an organ. It is located behind your stomach and in front of your spine. Your pancreas produces juices that break down food and control blood sugar

  • Osteoporosis

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

  • Osteopenia

    The condition osteopenia begins as your bones get weaker. It’s common as you age. People who have osteopenia have a…

  • Nourish Your Brain

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

  • Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

    Noise-induced hearing loss is permanent hearing loss that is caused by being around loud noises over a long period of…

  • Multiple Sclerosis

    Learn about the symptoms, causes, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS).

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

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    Lichen Sclerosus

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

  • Leukemia

    Leukemia is a blood cancer involving your body’s bone marrow.

  • 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…

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