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Talking to a doctor

How well patients and doctors talk to each other is one of the most important parts of getting good health care. Unfortunately, talking to a doctor isn’t always easy. . . .

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Using relaxation techniques to improve the health of older adults

Some health challenges common in older adults can be addressed by using relatively safe, simple, and effective relaxations techniques. Anxiety, depression, heart disease, high blood pressure, and rheumatoid arthritis all can be better managed by learning and applying relaxation techniques. And these same techniques are very helpful as well in combating the stress of those who act as caregivers for the elderly. . . .

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Basics About Diabetes for Older Adults

Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy. . . .

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Stroke prevention and treatment Q&A

Dr. Walter J. Koroshetz is deputy director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). He talked about how people can better protect themselves against stroke. . . .

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Preventing skin cancer while caring for aging skin

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When it comes to our skin, many of us are more concerned with wrinkles, sun spots (also called liver spots), and other signs of aging than skin cancer. But skin cancer is a serious concern. It is the most common form of cancer in the United States. . . .

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