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Tips to Avoid Medication Mix-Ups

2018-03-01T01:41:31+00:00

Do you take medication daily? If so, you aren't alone. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 76% of Americans age 60 or older use two or more prescription drugs a day, and 37% use five or more every [...]

Tips to Avoid Medication Mix-Ups 2018-03-01T01:41:31+00:00

AARPs Top 10 Medical Tests to Avoid – Part 1

2018-03-01T01:40:57+00:00

Doctors are warning that some of the common medical tests routinely taken by Americans do more harm than good, waste billions of health care dollars annually and could endanger your health or even your life. Among the tests targeted by prestigious [...]

AARPs Top 10 Medical Tests to Avoid – Part 1 2018-03-01T01:40:57+00:00

AARPs Top 10 Medical Tests to Avoid – Part 2

2018-03-01T19:26:43+00:00

4. PET scan to diagnose Alzheimer's disease Until recently, the only way to accurately diagnose Alzheimer's was during an autopsy. In the last few years, doctors have begun using PET scans with a radioactive dye to look for beta-amyloid protein that [...]

AARPs Top 10 Medical Tests to Avoid – Part 2 2018-03-01T19:26:43+00:00

AARPs Top 10 Medical Tests to Avoid – Part 3

2018-03-01T01:38:58+00:00

8. Follow-up ultrasounds for small ovarian cysts Many women receive repeated ultrasounds to verify that ovarian cysts have not become cancerous, but current research says that these tests aren't necessary. For one thing, premenopausal women have harmless ovarian cysts regularly. For [...]

AARPs Top 10 Medical Tests to Avoid – Part 3 2018-03-01T01:38:58+00:00

Spirometry, A Simple Test That Could Improve Your COPD

2018-03-01T01:38:15+00:00

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) refers to a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. It includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and in some cases asthma. What Causes COPD? In the United States, tobacco smoke is a key factor [...]

Spirometry, A Simple Test That Could Improve Your COPD 2018-03-01T01:38:15+00:00

Kidney Education Near You

2018-03-01T01:37:41+00:00

1 in 10 U.S. adults* has kidney disease. If you have it, you're not alone. Kidney Smart Classes Learn from expert educators about how your kidneys function and the best ways to manage your diet and health - at no cost [...]

Kidney Education Near You 2018-03-01T01:37:41+00:00

Get Help to Quit Smoking

2018-03-01T01:35:56+00:00

Tobacco smoking has devastating effects on health. The smoke damages the lungs, resulting in a diminished ability of oxygen to enter the body. Smoke long enough and eventually you will get emphysema. Various chemicals in smoke enhance the development of atherosclerosis (hardening of [...]

Get Help to Quit Smoking 2018-03-01T01:35:56+00:00

Diabetes Control: What Older Americans Should Know

2018-03-01T01:34:04+00:00

Diabetes Control: What Older Americans Should Know Adults in their golden years may have special needs when it comes to diabetes care. Only 35 percent of older adults with diabetes are managing the condition well, according to a recent study. In [...]

Diabetes Control: What Older Americans Should Know 2018-03-01T01:34:04+00:00

Tests to Expect When Managing Diabetes

2018-03-01T01:33:39+00:00

Tests to Expect When Managing Diabetes If you’ve been recently diagnosed with diabetes, you’re probably wondering what to expect. Your doctor may recommend certain new tests to help monitor your condition. Here’s what you need to know about these exams—what they [...]

Tests to Expect When Managing Diabetes 2018-03-01T01:33:39+00:00

3 Rules for Eating Well with Diabetes

2018-03-01T01:33:04+00:00

3 Rules for Eating Well with Diabetes If you have diabetes, it can be confusing to know which foods to eat. Are all carbohydrates bad for you, or is it just sugar? Do you need to count your carbs? Is fruit [...]

3 Rules for Eating Well with Diabetes 2018-03-01T01:33:04+00:00