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    50+: Live Better, Longer

    Medical Reference Related to Healthy Seniors

    1. What Is Occupational Therapy?

      Find out how an occupational therapist can help you regain independence after you've been hurt or had surgery.

    2. Rehab After Knee or Hip Replacement

      Find out how physical therapy after knee or hip replacement surgery can ease your pain and stiffness and get you back doing the activities you love.

    3. Mistakes After Surgery That Slow Your Recovery

      You'll recover from an operation faster if you avoid some common errors, like going back to work too soon or skipping your physical therapy exercises.

    4. 15 Medical Conditions That Make It Tough to Eat

      Some medical conditions can make it hard to eat, chew, digest, or keep your food down. In many cases, there are things you can do to help offset those problems.

    5. How to Prepare for Anesthesia

      Find out if you need to stop taking certain medicines before anesthesia and get other tips about prepping for your surgery.

    6. How Rehab Can Help You Recover From Surgery

      Find out how rehab can help speed your recovery from an operation, and learn about the kinds of therapists you'll need on your team.

    7. 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.

    8. 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.

    9. Resources for Better Aging

      From support group message boards to government agencies, WebMD directs you to resources that can help you age gracefully.

    10. 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.

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