Aging Wellness Center

Articles

Alcohol and Older Adults

Many older adults enjoy a glass of wine with dinner or a beer while watching the game on TV. In fact, half of Americans ages 65 and older...
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12 Weeks to a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

Heart disease is a killer, but you can do plenty to reduce your risk and prolong your life. Research shows that making lifestyle changes can decrease your risk...
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5 Home Safety Threats You Might Overlook

For safety's sake, look through your home often. Keep an eye out for not-so-obvious hazards....
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Tests and Procedures

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Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip replacement, also called total hip arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure to replace a worn out or damaged hip joint with a prosthesis (an artificial joint). This surgery...
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Kyphoplasty

Kyphoplasty is a procedure used to treat fractures or breaks in the vertebrae. It involves injecting a cement-like material into the vertebra to make it more stable....
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Tests and Procedures Podcasts

Bone Densitometry Podcast

Bone densitometry is used primarily to diagnose osteoporosis and to determine fracture risk. The testing procedure measures the bone density of the bones of the spine, pelvis, lower...
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Joint Aspiration Podcast

Joint aspiration is usually performed under a local anesthetic to either relieve swelling or to obtain fluid for analysis to diagnose a joint disorder and/or problem....
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News

6 Years Later, Obamacare Still Divides America: Poll

But most support many parts of health care reform law...
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Interactive Tools

Advance Directive Quiz

How important is it to draw up a living will? Take this quiz and find out....
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Alzheimer’s Disease Quiz

Find out more about this degenerative disease of the brain by taking this quiz....
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Arthritis Quiz

True or False: Arthritis affects only the wrist, ankle, and knee joints....
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Calculators

Adult BMI Calculator

Experts are increasingly urging people to know their BMI, a figure that takes into account not just weight but also height to indicate body fat....
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Online Resources

Online Resources for Older Adults

Online Resources – Older Adults American Academy of Family Physicians American Academy of Home Care Physicians American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons American Cancer Society American Diabetes Association American...
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MRAs

Depression Risk Assessment

This questionnaire can help you find out how likely you are to have depression....
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Acid Reflux (GERD) Risk Assessment

Most people get an occasional bout of heartburn—that burning feeling in the chest about a half-hour after eating. But if you get it often, you may have GERD....
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Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment

Cancer of the colon or rectum (colorectal cancer) usually develops slowly, over several years. Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men...
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Videos

Making the Decision to Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking is a major life event. It’s easier to do when you are prepared for what’s to come. Watch and learn how to make a solid plan...
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Obesity

Obesity is not just a “weight problem.” Obesity is a long-term disease that can cause serious health problems. It can affect both adults and children. Watch and learn...
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Fast Facts

Eating Well, Staying Fit 1

A 50-plus woman who’s not physically active needs about 1,600 calories a day. A 50-plus man of the same activity level needs about 2,000 calories a day. ...
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Eating Well, Staying Fit 2

Your senses of smell and taste may change as you age. Adding extra spices or herbs to your dishes can boost flavor. Go easy on the salt, though,...
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For the Caregiver 1

Middle-aged women are often the caregivers for their aging parents....
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