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What Is Zostavax?

Zostavax is the brand name of a vaccine used to prevent herpes zoster, also called shingles, in adults ages 50 and older, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The National Institutes of Health (NIH) states that this single-dose Zostavax... Read more

Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Care Facilities

If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it is important to start planning early for suitable housing to meet care needs as the disease and its symptoms progress. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, everyone... Read more

Volunteer Opportunities for Seniors

Volunteer opportunities for seniors may be plentiful in your community. According to the National Institutes of Health, volunteering can Keep you active and engaged Help you make new friends Make you feel good to be helping out How can volunteer... Read more

Safe Driving for Seniors

Does your family talk with you about safe driving for seniors? If you're an older adult, driving may feel like an important part of retaining your independence. However, if you're proactive about continually improving your driving skills and mindful of things... Read more

Safety Tips for Seniors Traveling Abroad

When you travel abroad, there a few safety considerations you might not think about when you travel in the United States. Here are some international travel tips that may help you have a safe trip. Travel abroad: diseases and vaccines According to the... Read more

Can a Senior be an Organ Donor?

According to the Mayo Clinic, there is no defined cutoff age for organ donors. The Mayo Clinic also advises to not “prematurely disqualify yourself” as an organ donor based on your age. In a story told on, a 92-year old man named Carlton... Read more

Finding a Medicare Primary Care Physician near You

Are you wondering how to find a primary care physician (PCP) near you? Whether you need a primary care doctor may depend on the type of Medicare coverage you have. If you have Original Medicare (Medicare Part A and B), then you don't need to choose a... Read more

Estate Planning: Finding an Attorney

Families often don't consider the implications of important tasks like estate planning until a family member is facing cognitive decline, a debilitating illness, or the prospect of long-term care, according to the National Institute on Aging (part of the... Read more

E-Prescribing: What Is It and How Can It Help You?

So many aspects of our daily life can now be done online. For example, many health-care providers can order your prescriptions online for you. Find out what health professionals and researchers are saying about e-prescribing. In 2009, the Centers for... Read more

What are the Risks of Cancer Surgery?

Cancer surgery is a standard treatment for many different types of masses and tumors. It's understandable to have questions about the risks involved if your doctor has recommended cancer surgery as part of your treatment. Although the risks and potential... Read more

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