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  1. Top 10 Preventive Care Tips at 50+

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Sexuality and Physical Changes With Aging - Common Physical Changes in Women

    Most physical changes take place after menopause and are the result of decreased estrogen levels. These changes can be altered if a woman is taking hormone therapy.It may take longer for a woman to become sexually excited.A woman's skin may feel more sensitive and irritable, making caressing and skin - to - skin contact less pleasurable.The walls of the vagina become thinner and drier and are more

  6. 50+ Guide - Common Physical Changes in Men

    A man's sexual response begins to slow down after age 50. However, a man's sexual drive is more likely to be affected by his health and his attitude about sex and intimacy than by his age.It may take longer to get an erection, and more time needs to pass between erections.Erections will be less firm. However, a man who has good blood flow to his penis will be able to have erections that are firm .

  7. Sexuality and Physical Changes With Aging - Staying Sexual

    Just as exercise is the key to maintaining fitness, having sex on a regular basis is the best way to maintain sexual capacity.And just as it's never too late start an exercise program, it's never too late to start having sex. Many older people who have been celibate for years develop satisfying sexual practices within new loving relationships. For others, self - stimulation (masturbation) is commo

  8. Sexuality and Physical Changes With Aging - Topic Overview

    Sex and sexuality communicate a great deal: affection, love, esteem, warmth, sharing, and bonding. These gifts are as much the right of older adults as of those who are much younger.Two aspects of sexuality are covered in this topic: the changes that come with aging, and suggestions on how to adjust to these changes.In most healthy adults, pleasure and interest in sex do not diminish with age. ...

  9. Sexuality and Physical Changes With Aging - Other Aspects of Sexuality

    Sexuality goes far beyond the physical act itself. It is part of who we are. It involves our needs for touch, affection, and intimacy.TouchTouch is a wonderful and needed sensation. Babies who are not touched do not thrive. Children who are not touched develop emotional problems. Touch is important to older adults as well. Touch helps us feel connected with others and can enhance our ...

  10. Sexuality and Physical Changes With Aging - Sexually Transmitted Infections

    Sexually transmitted diseases, also known as STDs or venereal diseases, are infections passed from person to person through sexual intercourse, genital contact, or contact with semen, vaginal fluids, or blood.

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