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Home and self-modifications can create safer living environments for older adults More than 36 million older adults fall each year, with an estimated 8 million resulting in injuries ranging from minor bruising to more serious hip fractures, broken bones and head injuries.…

With healthy habits and education, diabetes and heart health can be managed More than 34 million Americans have type 2 diabetes, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is about 1 in 10 people. Although type 2 diabetes more…

Epilepsy is a chronic neurologic condition that affects about 50 million people worldwide, but there is currently no pharmaceutical cure for epilepsy. The hallmark symptom of epilepsy is repeated seizures, which can be treated with anti-seizure medications (ASMs). Though ASMs may…

Excessive alcohol use is a leading preventable cause of death in the United States, shortening the lives of those who die by an average of 26 years. Excessive alcohol use includes: Binge drinking, defined as consuming 4 or more drinks on an…

Physical activity can improve health now and in the future. People of all ages, races and ethnicities, shapes, sizes, and abilities can benefit from more physical activity. Everyone needs both aerobic and muscle-strengthening physical activity, according to the Physical Activity Guidelines…

Good nutrition is essential to keeping current and future generations healthy across the lifespan. A healthy diet helps children grow and develop properly and reduces their risk of chronic diseases. Adults who eat a healthy diet live longer and have…

The Harmful Effects of Tobacco Use Tobacco Use CDC’s Approach Measure Tobacco Use and Translate Data Into Effective Action Support Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs Help All People Understand the Dangers of Smoking Help All People Quit Using Tobacco Help All…

More than 877,500 Americans die of heart disease, stroke, or other cardiovascular diseases every year. Heart disease and stroke are the first and fifth leading causes of death in the United States. CDC supports programs that help millions of Americans…

How to Stay Healthy During a Disaster If You Have…. Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementias Disasters, or any change in routine, can be especially upsetting and confusing for people with Alzheimer’s or related dementiaexternal icon. Be aware of signs of anxiety…

Diseases Heart Disease and Stroke Nothing kills more Americans than heart disease and stroke. More than 877,500 Americans die of heart disease or stroke every year—that’s one-third of all deaths. These diseases take an economic toll, as well, costing our health care system…