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    50+: Live Better, Longer

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    1. 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

    2. Healthy Aging - Topic Overview

      It's important to know as much as possible about the medicines you're taking. Here are some examples of questions you might ask your doctor or pharmacist: What can you tell me about this medicine? How will I know that this medicine is working? How long will it take before I notice anything? Will I need any tests while I'm on this medicine? Is an older or less expensive generic version available? ...

    3. Healthy Aging - Topic Overview

      Hospitals are full of sick people, so they have a lot of germs. And although health care workers do their best to kill germs and protect patients, they can't always prevent infections. Hospital infections can be very serious, especially if you're already weak from whatever illness or problem put you in the hospital in the first place. An infection can add weeks to your hospital stay.So it's important to learn the steps you need to take to keep yourself as healthy as possible during your hospital stay.Wash your handsThis is one of the most important things you can do to prevent infection while you're in the hospital. Make sure to wash your hands:After returning to your room from other parts of the hospital.After shaking hands or otherwise touching visitors or members of your health care team.Before and after you eat.After using the bathroom.After using the phone or the TV remote control in your room or touching anything else in the room, like your window curtains.Anytime you

    4. What You Need to Know About Assisted Living

      Assisted living is a type of housing designed for people who need various levels of medical and personal care. WebMD offers questions to ask when you are considering assisted living for yourself or a loved one.

    5. Answers to 10 Questions About Healthy Aging

      WebMD answers 10 questions about healthy aging.

    6. 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.

    7. 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.

    8. The Legal Issues of Caregiving

      WebMD explains legal issues around caregiving, including living wills and guardianship.

    9. Healthy Aging - Health Tools

      Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I receive artificial hydration and nutrition? Should I receive CPR and mechanical ventilation? Should I stop kidney dialysis? Should I stop life - prolonging treatment? ...

    10. Healthy Aging - The Dying Process

      If you are dying or are caring for a dying loved one, you may have questions and concerns about what will happen physically and emotionally as death approaches. The following information may help answer some of these questions.Signs of approaching deathThe dying process is as variable as the birthing process. The exact time of death cannot be predicted, nor can the exact manner in which a person .

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