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50+: Live Better, Longer

Medical Reference Related to Healthy Seniors

  1. Home Health Care Tips

    Here’s advice on the strategies and tools that can help you live safely and comfortably in your home.

  2. 5 Tips for Preventive Care, Age 50+

    Avoid unnecessary illness and downtime with WebMD's 5 preventive care tips for your 50s and beyond.

  3. Top 10 Preventive Care Tips at 50+

    WebMD details the 10 most important screenings, exams, and vaccinations you need in your 50s and up, to stay healthy and on the move.

  4. Tips for Long-Distance Caregiving

    Caregiving can bring challenges, especially when you live far away from an elderly loved one. These tips can help long-distance caregivers.

  5. What Caregivers Need to Know About Assisted Living

    If you're a caregiver helping a loved one find an assisted living facility, here are some things you should know before starting your search.

  6. 7 Tips for New Caregivers

    Take the confusion out of caregiving for an elderly loved one. Start with these seven tips for new caregivers.

  7. 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.

  8. Age-Related Hearing Loss - Topic Overview

    Age-related hearing loss,known as presbycusis,affects most older adults to some degree. The most frequent cause of age-related hearing loss is the natural breakdown of nerve cells in the inner ear. Sound reaches the inner ear,but the breakdown of nerve cells prevents proper hearing. This is known as sensorineural hearing loss. Age-related hearing loss can also be caused by age-related ...

  9. Hyperthyroidism: Age-Related Symptoms - Topic Overview

    Symptoms of hyperthyroidism may be different depending on your age. Young adults are likely to: Have an irregular heartbeat. Feel nervous. Have problems sleeping. Have soft stools and more stools than usual. Feel uncomfortable in warm temperatures and sweat more than normal. Lose weight while eating the same amount of food as normal. It can be harder to diagnose hyperthyroidism in older ...

  10. 50+ Guide - Emotional and Mental Vitality

    Emotional and mental vitality are closely tied to physical vitality-just as your mind has powerful effects on your body, so your physical state affects how you feel and think. Social contact can also make a big difference in how you feel. Physical activity. Protect or improve your emotional and cognitive health with regular physical activity. While exercise produces chemicals in the body that ...

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