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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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  • What Are the Treatments for PTSD?

    What Are the Treatments for PTSD?

    Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a type of anxiety disorder, can happen after a deeply threatening or scary event. Even if you weren’t directly involved, the shock of what happened can be so great that you have a hard time living a normal life. People with PTSD can have insomnia, flashbacks, low self-esteem, and a lot of painful or

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  • Your Cardiovascular Health After 50

    Your Cardiovascular Health After 50

    How can I keep my heart in top shape? Heart disease and stroke are among the leading causes of concern for men and women age 50 and over, according to our poll. Cardiovascular disease begins to affect men in their 50s, while women in general won’t see a spike in risk until their 60s. But

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  • 7 Science-Based Health Benefits Of Drinking Enough Water

    7 Science-Based Health Benefits Of Drinking Enough Water

    The human body comprises around 60% water. It’s commonly recommended that you drink eight 8-ounce (237-mL) glasses of water per day (the 8×8 rule). Although there’s little science behind this specific rule, staying hydrated is important. Here are 7 evidence-based health benefits of drinking plenty of water. 1. Helps maximize physical performance If you don’t

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