Heath and Aging

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High Blood Pressure

Be informed about blood pressure and how to tell if your blood pressure is too high or too low. Also includes tips about how to control your blood pressure.

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Keywords: Cardiovascular, High Blood Pressure, Heart Conditions

Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging

Get moving! This 120-page guide describes the benefits of exercise and physical activity for older people. Learn how to set exercise goals and stick to them. Includes sample exercises for endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility and a list of resources.

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Keywords: Exercise, Physical Activity

Arthritis Advice

Arthritis can damage joints throughout the body and cause pain, swelling, stiffness, and redness. Find information about kinds of arthritis, warning signs, treatments, and types of exercise to keep joints moving.

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Keywords: Arthritis, Bones and Joints, Osteoarthritis, Pain, Exercise, Medications

Exercise and Physical Activity: Getting Fit for Life

Learn about getting fit using the four types of exercise, how to stay safe while exercising, and the benefits of exercise in avoiding age-related conditions. Find additional exercise and physical activity resources for older adults.

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Keywords: Exercise, Physical Activity

Osteoporosis: The Bone Thief

Bone loss can occur as you age, especially in women, and lead to osteoporosis. Find out about getting tested, how to keep your bones strong, and what to do if you have osteoporosis.

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Keywords: Bones and Joints, Osteoporosis, Falls, Medicines, Nutrition, Women's Health

Foot Care

Get tips for taking care of your feet, including choosing comfortable shoes. Read about common foot problems and signs of serious medical conditions, such as arthritis and diabetes.

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Keywords: Foot Problems, Bones and Joints

Aging And Your Eyes

Learn about your aging eyes and common eye problems, diseases, and disorders. Get tips to protect your vision and eyesight as you age.

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Keywords: Cataracts, Eyes and Vision, Glaucoma

Participating in Activities You Enjoy—More Than Just Fun and Games

Research shows that doing social and service activities like volunteering can help older adults be healthier and more satisfied. Get some good ideas for fun and fulfilling activities that may help with healthy aging.

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Keywords: Social Activities and Engagement, Retirement, Quality of Life

Falls and Fractures

It’s important for older people to avoid falling.  Learn some tips to prevent a fall or fracture such as staying physically active and knowing the side effects of your medicines Get for making your home safe to prevent falls.

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Keywords: Falls, Balance Problems, Safety, Osteoporosis, Bones and Joints

Hearing Loss

Find information about different types of hearing loss and other problems, and how to tell if you might have hearing loss. Learn what to do if you have trouble hearing, such as asking your doctor about assistive devices and hearing aids. Also provides tips to help people with hearing loss cope.

PDF (109.5 KB)
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Keywords: Ear Nose Throat

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