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Tips For Driving Safely Into Your Golden Years

With more older drivers on the road than in years past, the importance of assessing driving fitness has increased.

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The Talk You Need To Have With Doctors Before Surgery

The decision seemed straightforward. Bob McHenry’s heart was failing, and doctors recommended two high-risk surgeries to restore blood flow.

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Alexa Could Be Your Go-To Doctor In The Future

Amazon has partnered with numerous health care companies, including several in California, to let consumers and employees use Alexa for health care purposes.

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Common Medications Can Mimic Dementia In Seniors

By all accounts the woman, in her late 60s, appeared to have severe dementia. She was largely incoherent. Her short-term memory was terrible.

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3 Sites To Help Aging Parents Organize Details

Sean Fletcher knew his dad had an estate plan, complete with a health care directive detailing what medical treatment should be given in an emergency.

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Falls

Doctors Could Do More To Reduce The Risk Of Falls

Older adults worried about falling typically receive general advice: Take an exercise class. Get your vision checked. Stop taking medications for sleep. Install grab bars in the bathroom.

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