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  • The 13 Most Common Cancer Types

    The 13 Most Common Cancer Types

    Of over 200 different types of cancers that have been identified, the cancer diagnosed with the greatest frequency in the United States (excluding nonmelanoma skin cancers) is breast cancer. The next most common — ‘common’ being measured as 40,000 cases or more per year (2018) — are lung cancer and prostate cancer. The list of the 13 most common cancers, with

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  • What Causes High Cholesterol?

    What Causes High Cholesterol?

    The most common cause of high cholesterol is an unhealthy lifestyle. This can include: – Unhealthy eating habits, such as eating a lot of unhealthy fats. One type, saturated fat, is found in some meats, dairy products, chocolate, baked goods, and processed and fried foods. Another type, trans fat, is found in some fried and

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  • What Are The Benefits Of Flu Vaccination?

    What Are The Benefits Of Flu Vaccination?

    There are many reasons to get an influenza (flu) vaccine each year. Flu vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones against flu and its potentially serious complications. Below is a summary of the benefits of flu vaccination and selected scientific studies that support these benefits. Flu vaccination can keep you from

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  • Things You Need To Know To Keeping A Healthy Weight

    Things You Need To Know To Keeping A Healthy Weight

    Keeping a healthy weight is a worthwhile goal at any age. As you get older, it can get trickier. You might not be burning calories like you did when you were younger, but you can still take off extra pounds. The golden rules of weight loss still apply: – Burn more calories than you eat or drink. – Eat

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  • Age and Driving

    Age and Driving

    It’s normal for driving abilities to change as we get older. But if you spot the warning signs of unsafe driving, these tips can help you adjust to your senior years without the keys. How does age affect driving? For many of us, driving is a major aspect of maintaining our independence as we age.

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  • Urologic Diseases

    Urologic Diseases

    What Are Urologic Diseases? The term “urologic diseases” describes a wide variety of conditions, all related to the filtering and carrying of urine out of the body. These diseases can affect men, women, and children of all ages. These diseases affect very specific parts of the body. In females, they involve the urinary tract. In

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  • The 4 Most Common Age-Related Eye Diseases

    The 4 Most Common Age-Related Eye Diseases

    By age 65, one in three Americans have some form of vision-impairing eye condition. There are four major age-related eye diseases (AREDs) that affect seniors: glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Learning about the symptoms of and treatments for each of these conditions can help you protect your vision and that of an aging

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  • Who Is Eligible For Medicare?

    Who Is Eligible For Medicare?

    Generally, Medicare is available for people age 65 or older, younger people with disabilities and people with End Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or transplant). Medicare has two parts, Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medicare Insurance). You are eligible for premium-free Part A if you are age 65 or older

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  • What Are The Effects Of Ultraviolet (UV) Exposure?

    What Are The Effects Of Ultraviolet (UV) Exposure?

    Exposure to UV rays is linked to a number of harmful health conditions, including the following: Skin cancer Consider the following statistic related to skin cancer: – More than 1 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer are diagnosed in the US each year. – Most skin cancers appear after age 50, but skin damage from

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  • How to Start a Self-Care Routine You’ll Follow

    How to Start a Self-Care Routine You’ll Follow

    You may have read about self-care and you may be on board with the benefits it can offer — even if it requires some extra effort on your part. “[Self-care] means really listening to your body, taking moments to check in, intentionally tuning in to the thoughts going on in your mind, and challenging your

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