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Fear of Falling

Once dismissed as simply a part of aging, falling has become a growing public health crisis of near-epidemic proportions, posing challenges for policymakers, caregivers and adults of all ages. ...

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Finding the Right Dental Floss for You

Try premeasured flossers or disposable, single-use flossers if the mess is your main concern. Supplement your flossing with dental picks to get in the crevices. And if holding the floss is hard for you, whether it’s due to age or size, there are even floss holders available. ...

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Elder Care: The New Segregation

People typically need some form of elder care as they age. All too frequently the quality and location of that care is segregated along economic and racial lines. Nursing homes have especially evidenced this trend over the past four decades. ...

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What You Should Know About the Shingles Vaccine

In her practice as an eye specialist at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, ophthalmologist Elisabeth Cohen had seen her share of devastating cases of herpes zoster, also known as shingles. An outbreak can cause excruciatingly painful skin eruptions that may take weeks ...

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