Effective pain treatments are available. You can also take steps yourself to ease ongoing discomfort.
When should you have your cholesterol checked? Be screened for colorectal cancer? Here's a timeline for screenings and checkups.
Older adults may have dental concerns that can’t be totally taken care of with just brushing and flossing.
After age 65, your body can't adjust to changes in air temperature -- especially heat -- as quickly as it did when you were younger. That puts you at risk for heat-related illnesses.
Age lowers your ability to endure long periods of cold. You're also at risk if your response to cold is impaired by certain illnesses or medications.
Some symptoms may indicate the possibility of a serious condition and should be evaluated immediately by a health care provider.
Cold and flu season is hard on everyone, but for older adults who may have chronic health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, it’s especially challenging.
Sleep is essential to physical and emotional health. Adequate sleep may also play a role in helping the body recover from illness and injury.
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