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Prevention for Older Adults

It's never too late to take steps to support your health and well-being. Prevention is key to staying well, including developing a relationship with your physician for trusted advice, and education on how to avoid ongoing conditions or accidents.

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Jul 13, 2021

Debunking the Myths of Older Adult Falls

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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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May 13, 2021

5 Tips to Help You Prevent Vision Loss

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A group of older adult women are playing Bingo in a senior center during the day.

May 7, 2021

Combine Bingo, Education, and Exercise to Improve Your Health

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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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Feb 5, 2021

Falls Prevention Success Stories

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An older black man is riding his bike, laughing and enjoying nature.

Jan 1, 2021

Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Programs

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Nov 19, 2020

Hopeful News about COVID-19 Vaccines and Treatments

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Nov 3, 2020

Falls Free CheckUp

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A senior couple is walking hand-in-hand outside in the winter, where the foreground is covered in snow.

Oct 1, 2020

Winterize to Prevent Falls

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A doctor is consulting a senior woman about her medical condition, both wearing masks.

Jul 30, 2020

Letter for Your Provider: Falls Free CheckUp

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Jan 23, 2020

Drinking and Healthy Aging: Know Your Limits

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Jul 16, 2019

Fight the Heat with Hydration and Nutrition

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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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Sep 1, 2017

18 Steps to Fall Proofing Your Home

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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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Feb 16, 2017

Taking Charge of Oral Health: 3 Ways to Prevent Dental Disease as We Age

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Sep 1, 2016

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Jun 15, 2015

6 Steps to Help Prevent Falls in Older Adults

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