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A senior man suffering from vision loss, wearing a khaki trench coat is walking across the street using walking stick.

May 14, 2021

Living with Vision Loss: Practical Tips for Safety and Independence

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A Black senior woman is radiant in the sun, wearing sunglasses and a brimmed hat while smiling.

May 13, 2021

5 Tips to Help You Prevent Vision Loss

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A senior woman's feet are pictured on a bed with her slippers on, where the slippers have pink hearts.

Apr 30, 2021

'May' You Sleep Better for Health and Longevity

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A senior Caucasian woman is holding blurred glasses up close to the camera, indicating the concept of vision loss.

Apr 27, 2021

How to Care for Your Eyes as You Age and Get Help with Vision Loss

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The words "COVID-19 Vaccination" written in cursive in a day planner with a pen resting on the pad.

Apr 20, 2021

How to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine

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Mar 8, 2021

Sleeping Well in Stressful Times

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A senior woman sad and alone stares out her window, feeling socially isolated from the pandemic.

Dec 1, 2020

Older Adult and Gun Violence Trauma: Tips for the Aging Network

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Oct 26, 2020

Protecting Yourself from Poor Air Quality

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Ramsey Alwin's father, smiling and enjoying life.

Sep 15, 2020

Aging with Dignity Shouldn’t be a Stroke of Luck

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An aerial view of people walking around connected by lines, indicating a network.

Jul 14, 2020

Remaining Connected as the Pandemic Continues

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An elderly woman and her granddaughter hold a heart in their hands.

May 26, 2020

Do Not Let Life-Threatening Ailments Go Unchecked During the Pandemic

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An older woman is supporting her senior husband while measuring blood pressure and looking at his medication.

Apr 2, 2020

Ensuring Access to Needed Medications During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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A senior couple is at home holding a tablet during a telehealth call with their family doctor.

Mar 27, 2020

Getting the Care You Need via Telemedicine

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A health advisor and a senior man with a tablet have a conversation about his health care with a tablet.

Mar 9, 2020

Chronic vs. Acute Medical Conditions: What's the Difference?

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A senior woman is looking at prescription bottles in her bathroom.

Oct 25, 2019

Contribute to Public Safety on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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An older Caucasian woman is getting an eye exam.

Sep 3, 2019

Medicare and Vision Coverage

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Three older women are outside posing for the camera, smiling.

Apr 9, 2019

5 Healthy Aging Tips Every Woman Should Know

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A doctor provides a recommended prescription to his male patient in the hospital.

Sep 28, 2018

10 Questions to Better Understand Your Medication and Risk of Falling

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Two senior women are walking outside in the park, getting exercise together.

Jul 26, 2018

How Walking Can Ease Arthritis Symptoms

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A senior Black man holds up a toothbrush as though he's ready to brush his teeth.

Apr 19, 2018

Is Healthy Aging Your Goal? A Healthy Mouth Should Be, Too

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A senior Caucasian woman is having her blood pressure checked while receiving care in her home.

Mar 28, 2018

4 Ways to Prevent Heart Disease Using Medicare

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A lesbian senior female couple are outdoors hiking and holding hands.

Jun 15, 2017

LGBT Older Adults Run a Higher Risk for These 3 Chronic Conditions

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An elderly gay caucasian couple smile while embracing each other.

May 18, 2017

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease 101: The Difference and Why it Matters

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A senior Asian couple is embracing each other, smiling really big for the camera.

Mar 23, 2017

Healthy Smiles Make for Healthy Aging: 3 Lesser Known Risks of Poor Oral Care

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A senior Asian mom is making a heart shape with her hand and her daughter's hand.

Feb 23, 2017

Staying Heart Healthy After 65: What You Need to Know About Atrial Fibrillation

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An upclose shot of a group of senior ladies standing in a row and doing lunging exercises while training in a gym.

Sep 1, 2016

Dorothy Wall's Falls Prevention Story

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Up close shot of a sandwich that's been bitten into.

Aug 30, 2016

5 Malnutrition Facts You Probably Didn't Know

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