Health and Wellness Topics Made Simple

Looking for information about healthy aging? The topic pages below are a great resource if you want to improve your own health, or the health of someone you care about.

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Do you or does someone you know have arthritis? More than 50 million Americans have this painful condition. Some types of arthritis may make your joints swell and become inflamed. Learn how you can help control it with help from your doctor.
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Basics of Caregiving

Caregiving is an art. At its best, it's an other-centered way of thinking, asking, listening, and responding. Learn the basics of how to get started, including how to create a plan and some tips to help ease your caregiving journey.
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Basics of Medicare

Let us walk you through the Basics of Medicare. Then you’ll know what Medicare is, what it covers, and when to enroll.
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Diabetes is a condition that affects the body’s blood sugar levels. Left untreated, diabetes can have serious effects. The good news is that diabetes is preventable and treatable, and prediabetes can be reversed, with proper care.
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Fall Prevention

Falls are a fact of life, and no matter what our age, we all take a spill one time or another. One out of five falls causes a serious injury so preventing falls is important for everyone. Check out some ways that you lower your risk of falling.
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Flu, Pneumonia, COVID-19, and the Common Cold

Now more than ever, it’s important to understand how flu, pneumonia, COVID-19, and the common cold differ. Symptoms and severity of each can vary depending on age and health.
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Getting Active

There’s a difference between activity and exercise, but regardless of age, your body was meant to move. Whether it’s gardening or lifting weights, some form of daily activity is important for all of us.
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High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a serious health risk and can affect anyone. There are small steps you can take each day that can make a difference.
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Mental Health

Taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your physical health, but it’s rarely talked about. Let’s explore mental health together.
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Practical Nutrition

Understanding what you eat, where your food comes from, and how to prepare food are the keys to ensuring you get the nutrients you need. Check out these tips to learn how to eat healthier.
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Summer Safety

Summer is made for spending time outside with family and friends. This special season also has its share of health and safety risks. Take a few minutes to learn how to protect yourself.
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Urinary Incontinence

If your bladder leaks when you laugh, sneeze, or cough, you’re among half of adults over 65 who have some type of incontinence. Learn tips for simple lifestyle changes to help you manage it.