What Happens in Surgery
Learn what to expect during surgery, including types of anesthesia, who's on the surgical team, infection control procedures, and waking up in the recovery room.
How to Know Your Surgical Cut Is Healing Right
If you learn a little bit about how your cut heals, that will help you figure out when to relax and when you need to call the doctor.
How to Take Care of Your Wound After Surgery
Get tips on keeping your surgical cut infection free, including when to remove the bandage and how to keep the wound clean.
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.
Medical Tests for Your 60s and Up
Here are the key medical tests you should have in your 60s, including a bone density scan, hearing exam, colon exam, prostate exam, and mammogram.
Resources for Better Aging
From support group message boards to government agencies, WebMD directs you to resources that can help you age gracefully.
Older Adults: How to Avoid Falls at Home
Falling is the most common cause of injuries among seniors. Here are tips to prevent falls in the home.
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.
All About Hearing Aids
What kind of hearing aids are available? How do they work? Find tips and information on hearing aids and know your options.
Elder Abuse: Know the Signs
Keep your loved ones safe by knowing the signs of elder abuse and neglect and how to stop it.