• Caring for Older Adults
    Caring for aging loved ones may be one of the most important jobs you'll ever have. And it can overwhelm you. So let's go over the basics.
  • Cognitive Testing
    This type of testing shows how well your brain is working. It shows if you have problems with thinking, learning and remembering. If a cognitive test shows that you have a problem, more testing will be needed to diagnose it.
  • Coping With Your Emotions After a Heart Attack
    After a heart attack, it's normal to feel powerful emotions. You may feel anxious and afraid. You may be angry, depressed or lonely. It can be overwhelming, and even make your recovery harder. Well, you need to know that many people experience these emotions. With help, you can cope with them and regain control of your life.
  • Coping With Your Emotions After a Stroke
    Just after a stroke, it's common for people to experience emotional changes. You may have drastic mood swings from one minute to the next. Your reaction to things may not make sense. This can be surprising and confusing to you and to those around you. But it's a normal part of recovery.
  • Dealing With Forgetfulness
    Where did I leave my keys? Did I remember to buy milk? What's the new neighbor's name? We've all experienced forgetfulness at some point, and mild forgetfulness isn't usually a cause for concern. If you're struggling with mild forgetfulness, there are some things you can do to help deal with it.
  • Elder Abuse Warning Signs
    Elder abuse is a frightening reality for many older people. It can happen to anyone. It can be done by family members or professional caregivers. And the victim may be unwilling or unable to speak out. But if you know the signs, you can help stop it. Here are some things to watch out for.
  • Getting Enough Calcium
    Calcium is a mineral that you get from your diet. It helps build strong bones when you're growing. It helps keep your bones strong as you age. But many of us don't get enough calcium. This raises the risk for osteoporosis, a weakening of the bones. Here's how to make sure you're getting enough calcium.
  • Getting Enough Fluids as You Get Older
    It's important to make sure you get enough fluids every day. That's not always easy, because as you get older you may lose your sense of thirst. Yet you need fluids to digest food and get rid of wastes. And you may need extra fluids if you're taking certain medications. Here are some easy ways to make sure you're getting enough.
  • Hearing Loss and Dementia
    If you have hearing loss, you know it leads to frustration and feelings of isolation. But did you know hearing loss may also put you at greater risk for dementia? Let's take a moment to learn why.
  • Heart Attack Warning Signs
    Fast action during a heart attack can be the difference between life and death. Fortunately, most heart attacks start slowly. Many begin with telltale warning signs. If you know how to spot these signs, and if you act quickly, you can get the help you need before it's too late.
  • Heart Attack Warning Signs in Women
    Many people don't realize that women and men often experience heart attack differently. We tend to think of a heart attack as a dramatic, chest-clutching event. But for many women, the signs are more subtle. Some women may mistake them for symptoms of heartburn, the flu, or aging. This can be dangerous.
  • Keeping Your Mind Active as You Age
    As you get older, your brain goes through natural changes. These changes can affect the way you think, learn and remember. Support your brain's health by keeping it active. Here's how.
  • Living With Dementia
    A diagnosis of dementia changes your life. It changes the lives of your loved ones, too. You might face some unexpected challenges. But there are healthy ways to deal with dementia. Here are some coping strategies.
  • Living With Hearing Loss
    If you've lost some of your hearing, you know how frustrating it can be. You may miss parts of what people are saying. And people may leave you out of conversations altogether. But there are some simple things you can do to make communication easier.
  • Living With Osteoarthritis
    If you've been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, you may need to make some changes in your lifestyle. But you can still do many of the things you enjoy. You just have to take steps to manage your condition.
  • Living With Osteoporosis
    When you have osteoporosis, good health habits are a must. You need to stay as healthy as possible. And, you need to guard against broken bones. These tips will help.
  • Living With Prostate Cancer
    When you're living with prostate cancer, it's important to stay as healthy as possible. Proper diet and exercise help you fight the disease. Here are some tips that really make a difference.
  • Managing Your Medications
    Did you remember to take your pills this morning? Wait, do you take the oval pill with food, or without? It's easy to make a mistake with your medications if you aren't organized. But relax, these tips will help you manage your medications with no worries.
  • Midurethral Sling for Female Stress Urinary Incontinence
    This minimally-invasive procedure is designed to provide support for the urethra to prevent accidental urine leaks. The urethra is the canal that urine flows through when it leaves the bladder. During the procedure, the surgeon implants a strip of surgical tape inside the body to cradle the urethra. The surgery takes about 30 minutes to complete. It may be performed in combination with other procedures.
  • Mini-Stroke Warning Signs (Transient Ischemic Attack; TIA)
    You can have a stroke that lasts for only a few minutes and then seems to go away. We call that a "mini-stroke." It happens when part of your brain's blood supply is blocked for a short time. But even if your symptoms disappear, a mini-stroke is a dangerous event. You need to seek help right away.
  • Preventing Falls as You Get Older
    As you get older, your body loses strength and durability. Your muscles begin to weaken. You may not be as steady on your feet. And you may develop vision problems or other medical conditions. These raise your risk of falling. Falls sometimes lead to serious injuries. But fortunately, there are some easy ways to prevent falls.
  • Reducing Your Risk for Heart Attack
    Your risk for heart attack is tied to a lot of factors. Some things (like your age and family history) you can't control. But you do have control over many others. So if you're worried about your risk, focus on these aspects of your health.
  • Reducing Your Risk for Stroke
    Your risk for stroke is tied to a lot of factors. Some things (like your age and family history) you can't control. But you do have control over many others. So if you're worried about your risk, focus on these healthy habits.
  • Safe Exercise During Heart Attack Recovery
    After a heart attack, it's important to get regular exercise. By exercising your heart, you lower your risk for future problems. But you need to make sure you're exercising safely. Here are some things to keep in mind as you get back on your feet. Of course, before starting any exercise plan, talk to your doctor.
  • Setting Recovery Goals After a Heart Attack
    As you recover from your heart attack, it's good to set goals for yourself. Goals keep you motivated. And they help you see improvements as they happen.
  • Spot the Signs of a Stroke (The F-A-S-T Method)
    Fast action during a stroke can be the difference between life and death. Fortunately, there are many stroke warning signs. To help you remember the signs and how to respond, just use the word "FAST." That's F-A-S-T.
  • Staying Active as You Get Older
    Physical activity is good for everyone, but it's especially important as we age. It can prevent disease and injury. And, it can keep you feeling good and thinking clearly. Here are some tips for staying active as you age.
  • Stroke Warning Signs
    During a stroke, fast action is key. Getting help quickly can be the difference between life and death. Fortunately, there are many warning signs that show you a stroke is happening. So get help immediately if you notice any of the following symptoms.
  • Talking to Your Doctor About Grief
    If you lose someone or something you love, you feel unhappiness and pain. These feelings can overwhelm you. We call this "grief." Everyone experiences and responds to grief in their own way. If you're finding your grief hard to handle, it's important to talk to your doctor about it. Here are some tips to help you open up.