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  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common virus that affects your lungs and breathing. People of all ages can get…

  • Pleurisy (Pleuritis)

    Pleurisy is a condition marked by chest pain and inflammation. It occurs in the tissue that lines your chest and…

  • Lactose Intolerance

    Lactose intolerance means your body cannot tolerate the sugar in milk and other dairy products.

  • Preventing Malnutrition in Older Adults

    Good nutrition is especially important as we age. Malnutrition can cause or increase the effects of a number of health…

  • Diabetes and Heart Disease

    People who have diabetes are more likely to get heart disease. Blood sugar that is too high can damage many…

  • Parkinson’s Disease

    Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive disorder that causes problems with muscle movement.

  • Empty Nest Syndrome

    Empty nest syndrome is a stage in life marked by sadness when adult children move out on their own.

  • Essential Tremor

    Essential tremor is a nervous system disorder that causes uncontrollable shaking movements. It isn’t life threatening but can cause…

  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

    Coronary artery disease is when the blood vessels leading to the heart harden and restrict blood flow.

  • Depression in Older Adults

    Depression is a common problem in older adults, but it is not part of the aging process. Learn how to…

  • Depression and Alzheimer’s Disease

    Depression is very common among people who have Alzheimer’s disease. They may become depressed when their memory and ability to…

  • Dementia

    Dementia is a group of symptoms caused by brain damage. It makes it hard for people to remember, learn, and…

  • Perimenopause

    Perimenopause is a stage in a woman’s reproductive years that means she is nearing menopause.

  • Exercise and Seniors

    Exercise is an important part of everyday senior health. It offers many benefits that will help you live a longer,…

  • Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones. It makes your bones brittle and breakable. Learn how to help prevent and…

  • Lichen Sclerosus

    Lichen sclerosus is a skin condition that often affects your genital or anal areas. It is most common in women…

  • Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension

    Cirrhosis is a form of liver disease. It can cause portal hypertension and other side effects that can be life…

  • Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy (CSM)

    Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is a compression of the spinal cord in the neck. It often is caused by a…

  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

    Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is usually caused by an E. Coli infection. It destroys red blood cells. The damaged cells…

  • Sleep Changes in Older Adults

    As you age, you may have changes in your sleep patterns. Hormones, lifestyle habits, and certain conditions and medicines can…