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.
Elder Abuse: Know the Signs
Keep your loved ones safe by knowing the signs of elder abuse and neglect and how to stop it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Understanding Vision Problems -- Prevention
Read tips about the prevention of vision problems and eye strain.