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50+: Live Better, Longer

Medical Reference Related to Healthy Seniors

  1. Elder Abuse: Know the Signs

    Keep your loved ones safe by knowing the signs of elder abuse and neglect and how to stop it.

  2. Milestone Medical Tests in Your 50s

    Learn the important medical tests to get in your 50s, including thyroid tests, colon and rectal exams, PSA and prostate tests, as well as blood pressure and cholesterol exams.

  3. Generic Drugs: Answers to Common Questions

    WebMD has the answers to common questions about generics: are they as safe as brand-name drugs, are there any differences between generics and brand-names, why are generics so much cheaper than brand-name drugs, and more.

  4. Dos and Don'ts of Drug Safety

    The more you know about the medicines you take, the likelier it is that you will use them safely. WebMD gives you tips for taking medication and for properly disposing of it when it has reached its expiration date.

  5. The Facts on Omega-3 Fatty Acids

    Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for good health. WebMD explains how to make sure they are part of your diet.

  6. Patient Assistance Programs for Prescription Drugs

    If you can't afford the prescription drugs you need, you may qualify for patient assistance programs offered by drug makers, state governments, or nonprofit groups.

  7. Understanding Vision Problems -- Prevention

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

  8. Caregiving Support: Is It Time to Get Help?

    If you're a caregiver for a loved one, take this test to find out if it's time to get help from support organizations.

  9. Medicare and Medicaid for Your Loved One's Care

    WebMD explains how Medicare and Medicaid may be able to help pay for caregiving and other costs of taking care of your loved one's health.

  10. Check Your Caregiving Finances

    Take this quiz to get a snapshot of your financial needs for caregiving.

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