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National Council on Aging: “Healthy Aging Facts.”
CDC: “Chronic Disease Overview,” “Diabetes Public Health Resource,” "Diabetes," “Osteoarthritis,” "QuickStats: Prevalence of Current Depression* Among Persons Aged ≥12 Years, by Age Group and Sex -- United States, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2007–2010," “Depression is Not a Normal Part of Growing Older.”
National Institute on Aging: “NIH Senior Health: High Blood Pressure,” “NIH Senior Health: Hearing Loss,” “Urinary Incontinence.”
American Heart Association: “Understand Your Risk for High Blood Pressure,” "Prevalence of coronary heart disease by age and sex."
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Who Is At Risk for Heart Disease?”
Trust for America’s Health: “The State of Obesity 2016: Better Policies for a Healthier America.”
Stop Obesity Alliance: “Fast Facts: Obesity-Related Chronic Disease.”
Arthritis Foundation: “Osteoarthritis Causes,” “Osteoarthritis Prevention: What You Can Do.”
National Osteoporosis Foundation: “What is Osteoporosis and What Causes It?”
International Osteoporosis Foundation. “Preventing Osteoporosis.”
Mayo Clinic. “COPD.”
American Optometric Association. “Adult Vision: 41 to 60 Years of Age.”
National Eye Institute. “Facts About Cataract.”
Siroky, M.B. Urology, 2004.
National Cancer Institute. “Age.”
American Psychological Association. “Aging and Depression.”
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. “What Is Back Pain? Fast Facts: An Easy-to-Read Series of Publications for the Public.”
Alzheimer’s Association. “Risk Factors.”
Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS on November 20, 2016
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