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  1. Preventing Falls in Older Adults - Topic Overview

    Injuries from falls may be more likely among older adults and in people who have had a stroke or have multiple sclerosis or osteoporosis. The following tips can help you avoid falls.Take care of yourselfIf you are very weak or dizzy, have someone help you get out of bed, walk, and bathe.Exercise regularly to improve your strength, muscle tone, and sense of balance.Call your health professional ...

  2. 50+ Guide - Prevention

    There is no proven way to prevent cataracts. However, certain lifestyle habits may help slow cataract development. These include:Not smoking.Wearing a hat or sunglasses when you are in the sun and avoiding sunlamps and tanning booths. Wearing a hat with a

  3. 50+ Guide - Topic Overview

    What happens when I am stressed?Stress is what you feel when you have to handle more than you are used to. When you are stressed, your body responds as though you are in danger. It makes hormones that speed up your heart, make you breathe faster, and give you a burst of energy. This is called the "fight - or - flight" stress response. Some stress is normal and even useful. It can help if you need

  4. Should I receive artificial hydration and nutrition?

    This information will help you understand your health care choices if you are facing a life - limiting illness and are trying to decide whether to receive artificial hydration and nutrition.Key points in making your decisionWhen you have been diagnosed with a potentially life - limiting illness, your doctor should talk to you about your illness, your treatment options, and the likelihood that ...

  5. Should I stop life-prolonging treatment?

    This information will be helpful if you have a life - limiting illness or disease and are considering stopping all life - prolonging treatments, which are used in an attempt to cure or slow the progression of your disease, and instead focus on pain relief, comfort, and quality of life until death occurs naturally.Key points in making your decisionSeveral factors may impact your decision to stop ..

  6. Questions & Answers: Advance Directives and End of Life Decisions

    WebMD answers more of your questions concerning advance directives, your rights and the rights of your healthcare providers.

  7. Questions & Answers: Dying At Home

    Some basic information on the rights of a patient and their desire to die at home.

  8. Sexuality in Later Life

    Sexuality in Later Life

  9. Getting Fit For Life

    Here's why it's important to get physical activity at any age.

  10. Forgetfulness: It's Not Always What You Think

    Lots of people experience memory lapses. Some memory problems are serious, and others are not.

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