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  1. 10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Nutrition and Healthy Aging

    Good nutrition is the cornerstone of healthy aging. Yet as we age, dietary requirements change. WebMD provides questions to ask your doctor about your nutritional needs.

  2. Sarcopenia With Aging

    Sarcopenia is the gradual loss of muscle mass that can affect people in their 30s and beyond. WebMD explains sarcopenia, including its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatments.

  3. Understanding Vision Problems -- Prevention

    Read tips about the prevention of vision problems and eye strain.

  4. Writing an Advance Directive - Topic Overview

    What is an advance directive?An advance directive is a legal document that helps ensure that your health care wishes will be respected if you become unable to speak or otherwise communicate. In the absence of a written document, sometimes an advance directive may be an oral communication, where you express your wishes for care verbally to your family members or health care agent. An advance ...

  5. Care at the End of Life - Topic Overview

    What kind of care can I expect at the end of life?You can be assured that you will receive treatments to manage symptoms and keep you comfortable at the end of life. These types of treatments are known as palliative care. Palliative care can also help people manage symptoms of non - life - limiting conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis. The goal of palliative care is to help people maintain ...

  6. Preventing Slips and Falls Among Older Adults

    Falling is the most common cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among seniors. WebMD offers guidelines for preventing falls in the home.

  7. Guide to Pill Splitting

    Some people split their pills in half to save money on prescription drugs, but be sure to do it safely.

  8. Hearing Loss Treatment Options

    Learn about different types of hearing loss and the solutions and treatments that are best suited for each type.

  9. How to Prevent Hearing Loss

    Get tips for preventing noise-induced hearing loss and slowing the progression of age-related hearing loss.

  10. Understanding Cochlear Implants

    Cochlear implants are surgically implanted devices for people with severe or profound hearing loss. Get the facts on cochlear implants and how they work.

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