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aging

Difficulties in daily living activities?

It may be rheumatoid arthritis. The symptoms of this condition often precede an actual diagnosis by several years.

Patient Story

‘Given me my life back’

Despite therapy and other treatments, Billie Ann Primmer’s hip pain became so intense she couldn’t walk. Hip replacement surgery offered hope.

B12 deficiency—spot the signs

Symptoms include cognitive problems, fatigue, weakness, weight loss, constipation and numbness in hands and feet.

Could antibiotics up heart disease risk?

Researchers find women 60 and older are more likely to develop heart disease or have a stroke if they used antibiotics for two months or longer.

The hidden fallout of stroke

The limited mobility of stroke survivors puts them at increased risk of osteoporosis, broken bones and falls—but most are never screened for these problems.

Brush teeth, save brain?

Speculative research is probing a possible link between gum disease and Alzheimer's.

Sharpen your metabolic insight

What you did at age 25 won't work at 40, or 65. The biggest trick: Know when to say when at the table.

Those perilous pooches

For elderly Americans, dog walking is about as enjoyable as it gets when it comes to exercise—just remember to factor in the risks for falls.

For elderly, UTI poses serious risk

Immediate treatment with antibiotics is critical for older adults, as untreated cases can lead to bloodstream infection and death.

Are hormones safe?

New research puts to rest old fears.

Mind your aging eyes

Diet, exercise and environmental factors can all influence progression of age-related macular degeneration.

PMS and the blues

There's help available for women experiencing menopause symptoms related to mood.

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