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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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  • An illustration of a healthy kidney and a kidney with cysts

    Kidney Cysts

    Kidney cysts are sacs filled with fluid that form in the kidneys. These small, oval or round sacs are almost…

  • a senior holding hands with a caregiver

    Information for Caregivers

    Being a caregiver can be stressful. Learn about some things you can do to make sure you stay as healthy…

  • Older adult getting a flu shot

    Immunization Schedules

    Certain immunizations are important at every age to reduce illness, hospitalization, or death.

  • sore throat, shown red, isolated on white background

    Hyperparathyroidism

    Hyperparathyroidism occurs in your parathyroid glands and results in the production of too much parathyroid hormone and a lack of…

  • Two older women visiting with nurse in nursing home

    Housing Options for Seniors

    Your housing needs may change as you age. Consider these senior living communities to see if one is right for…

  • Hip Fractures

    Learn about hip fractures, how they’re treated and how they can be prevented.

  • family eating dinner and watching their cholesterol

    High Cholesterol

    High cholesterol is a medical condition that can lead to stroke and heart disease.

  • close-up of female doctor checking blood pressure of male patient

    High Blood Pressure

    High blood pressure happens when blood flows through your arteries at a higher pressure than normal. It is sometimes called…

  • illustration of a spinal column with a herniated disk

    Herniated Disc

    A herniated disc happens when a disc in your spine weakens or ruptures, putting pressure on a nerve or the…

  • side-by-side diagrams of a healthy heart and one with heart failure

    Heart Failure

    Heart failure means your heart isn’t pumping blood as well as it should. It can be caused by different heart…

  • A older couple biking together outdoors

    Healthy Habits at Age 60 and Beyond

    A look at tips, tricks, advice and the benefits of maintaining healthy eating and exercise habits as you get…

  • 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…

  • senior woman rubs her temples in pain

    Giant Cell Arteritis and Polymyalgia Rheumatica

    Giant cell arteritis (GCA) and polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is inflammation of the arteries in the arms, upper body, neck, hips,…

  • Gastroparesis

    Gastroparesis is a stomach disorder in which stomach muscles don’t contract properly, leading to problems crushing food before digestion.

  • Woman with gallstones holds her stomach in pain

    Gallstones

    Gallstones are hard deposits that can form in the gallbladder. Some people have them but don’t have symptoms. For others,…

  • 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…

  • Fecal Incontinence

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

  • 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…

  • older couple stretching before exercise in a park

    Exercise and Seniors

    Some form of regular exercise is important for older adults

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