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Guide to Big Health, Financial Decisions as You Near Age 70

Tags: geriatric, geriatric health, health insurance, healthcare expenses, insurance, memory loss, senior care, senior health

If you are a baby boomer nearing age 70, you may want to make some important decisions about your finances and future medical care decisions. Here's a guide to show you how.


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Best Ways to Help Someone Who Uses a Wheelchair or Cane

Tags: falling, geriatric, geriatric health, rehabilitation, wheelchairs and canes

You can learn several ways to help people who use an assistive device to walk, climb stairs, or get in and out of bed. It's important to learn how to help safely and comfortably -- for both the patient and the caregiver.


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Should You Worry About Shrinking as You Get Older? (Video)

Tags: bone density, bone health, geriatric, geriatric health, osteoporosis, video, videos

To keep your bones healthy as you get older, make sure your diet includes foods that are rich in calcium and vitamin D. These nutrients are essential to maintain strong bones, but they cannot reverse or treat bone loss.


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How You Can Cope with Declining Senses as You Age

Tags: aging, diabetes, eye, eye exam, geriatric, geriatric health, glaucoma, health screenings, hearing exam, Hearing loss, macular degeneration, vertigo, vision loss

Hearing and vision loss are common as we age, but there are things you can do to lessen the impact. A doctor discusses sensory decline and aging.


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Bladder Cancer: Your Personal Risk and How to Reduce It

Tags: bladder, bladder cancer, cancer, chemical exposures, geriatric, geriatric health, healthy diet, quit smoking, smoking

Age and a number of other factors can greatly increase bladder cancer risk. A Cleveland Clinic oncologist talks about this cancer and how you can reduce risk.


Why It’s Important to Continue Exercising as You Age

Why It’s Important to Continue Exercising as You Age

Tags: aging, aging with grace, brain health, elderly, exercise, geriatric, geriatric health

There’s evidence that being active as you age has health benefits. A new study shows older people may preserve their mobility and brain function by being more active.


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How to Tell If It’s Still Safe for Your Aging Parent to Drive

Tags: drive, elderly, geriatric, geriatric health, Hearing loss, safety, senior safety, vision loss

Adult children can use these tips to help ensure their aging parents can drive safely.


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New Study Finds High-Dose Flu Vaccine Better Protects Elderly (Video)

Tags: elderly, elderly patients, flu, flu vaccine, geriatric, geriatric health, study, vaccines, videos

A new study finds a high-dose flu vaccine provides better protection among people 65 and older than a standard flu shot. The high-dose vaccine was 24.2 percent more effective than a standard-dose vaccine at preventing flu.


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Do You Really Need to Take Vitamin D Supplements?

Tags: breastfeeding, calcium, geriatric, geriatric health, kidney disease, osteoporosis, parathyroid disorders, pregnancy, steroids, vitamin D, vitamin d deficiency

What should you make of recent research showing no benefit to taking vitamin D supplements to prevent osteoporosis? Our bone health experts advise you to check with your doctor before you stop.


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Baby Boomers’ Guide to Heart Health

Tags: geriatric, geriatric health, heart and vascular institute, heart health, senior care

Baby boomers need to make smart choices about diet and lifestyle and monitor key indicators to stay heart healthy. Younger people need to pay attention, too, because health risks accrue over time.