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Read and share this infographic and spread the word about ways that may help foster healthy aging. Everyone needs social connections to survive and thrive. But as people age, they often find themselves spending more time alone. Being alone may leave…

As you get older, a health care provider may recommend vaccinations, also known as shots or immunizations, to help prevent certain illnesses. Talk with a doctor or pharmacist about which of the following vaccines you need. Make sure to protect yourself…

Shingles is a disease that causes a painful skin rash. About 1 in 3 people will get shingles, and your risk increases as you age. It comes from the same virus that causes chickenpox. Although there is no cure, shingles…

People with Alzheimer’s disease may take medicines to treat the disease itself, mood or behavior changes, and other medical conditions. Caregivers can ensure that medicines are taken safely and correctly. Here are some tips to help you manage medications for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. Learn…

By 2030 more people in the United States will be older than age sixty-five than younger than age five. Our health care system is unprepared for the complexity of caring for a heterogenous population of older adults—a problem that has…

There are a number of different types of medications that are used to manage pain and related symptoms. Some are available over the counter (OTC) and can be purchased at your local store or pharmacy. Others require a prescription from…

Dementia is a term that describes a group of symptoms that affect memory, thinking, and social abilities severely enough to impact daily life. It can be caused by Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementia, mixed dementia, and…

The rate and rhythm of the heart is controlled by electrical signals that cause the heart to contract, or squeeze, in a coordinated manner and continuously circulate blood through the lungs and out to the rest of the body to…

The Covid crisis has brought personal health into sharp focus for billions of people worldwide, driving momentum across the consumer health space. There’s no denying that health has been a major topic of conversation across the world for last two…

Heart attacks and strokes often come as a surprise. But with the help of decades of scientific innovation, we can help reduce the risk of these life-threatening emergencies. Heart attack and stroke victims can’t help but feel shaken. These events…