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How To Prevent Age-Related Disease and Illness

Diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease and more all have age-related components. There are simple lifestyle and other measures you can take to prevent these illnesses. Learn more about preventing age-related diseases and illnesses.
  1. Arthritis and Bone Trouble (11)
  2. Cancer and Aging (14)
  3. Depression and Emotions (4)
  4. Diabetes and Health Aging (13)
  5. Healthy Heart Aging (34)
  6. High Blood Pressure (61)
  7. Obesity and Longevity (37)
  8. Optimize Medical Care (27)
  9. Prevent Dementia (9)
  10. Prostate Cancer (6)

Top 5 Habits for Healthy Aging
What you do today can help you avoid disability in the future and boost your longevity. Find out which small changes can move you towards a healthier and longer life.

How to Break a Bad Habit
Healthy habits can help us live longer, but bad habits can lead to disease and hurt our longevity. Find out tips on how to break a bad habit.

Age-related Diseases
Age-related diseases are illnesses and conditions that occur more frequently as people age. Learn which problems are more common as you get older, and how to avoid them.

Nature and Longevity
A growing body of research suggests that getting outside is good for your mental and physical wellbeing. Find out how being in nature might help you avoid stress, depression, even cardiovascular disease.

Best Reasons to Have a Green Smoothie
Wondering why green smoothies are catching on despite their sludge-like appearance? Here are some of the best reasons to keep your smoothies green.

NeilMed Sinugator Review
Nasal irrigation and other non-drug treatments can be much more effective against sinus infections than antibiotics or decongestants. See what the Longevity guide thinks of the NeilMed Sinugator nasal irrigation device, and what it can do to prevent, and treat, colds and allergies.

Waterpik’s SinuSense Water Pulsator for Nasal Irrigation
Nasal irrigation can be an effective, non-drug way to get rid of sinus congestion and even help prevent sinus infections. Find out how the Waterpik SinuSense Water Pulsator can help.

Do I Need Antibiotics for a Sinus Infection?
Sinus infections may be more common as we age, but are antibiotics the answer? Find out what new guidelines for physicians are recommending to ease this painful condition.

Aging Teeth
Find out how aging can affect your teeth.

What is Skin Aging?
Skin ages in two ways, characterized by intrinsic or chronological aging, and as a result of repeated sun exposure. Find out which changes can be avoided, and which cannot.

Launching a Longitudinal Study
Thanks to long-term longitudinal studies, we learn more about how diseases like diabetes, stroke and cancer can be avoided. Find out how longitudinal studies are designed to help answer these questions.

Cortisol and Longevity
Find out how the stress hormone cortisol can affect your longevity.

10 Things to Stop Doing if You Want to Live Longer
Find out which lifestyle behaviors to stop -- and which behaviors to adopt -- if you want to live longer.

How Age Affects Your Body
Find out the many ways age affects your body, and what you can do to prevent loss of function in your bodily systems as you get older.

How Your Body Shape Changes With Age
Age, hormonal changes, and shifts in fat distribution can all cause our bodes to change shape over time. Find out how you can keep your body healthy, and looking younger.

Symptoms of Pneumonia in the Elderly
It is important to recognize the symptoms of pneumonia in the elderly, so that you can seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Symptoms of Sepsis in the Elderly
Sepsis is a response to a systemic infection. It is much more common in elderly people. It is an extremely dangerous condition and requires immediate medical attention.

Walking Pneumonia in Older Adults
Walking pneumonia has much milder symptoms than other types of pneumonia. It is also more common in younger people, which may lead to delayed diagnosis in older people.

Evidence That People CAN Quit Smoking
Almost half of older Americans have smoked in their lives, but the majority of them were able to quit. Learn some of the factors of success of quitting for older people.

What is Functional Decline?
Functional decline is the ability of a person to do certain things. As we age, we may experience a loss in function decline due to changes in our bodies and brain. These changes can be difficult to cope with. A healthy lifestyle will prevent or lessen many of the most typical types of functional decline.

Best Types of Healing Music
Healing music can be a great way to speed recover, reduce pain and just feel better. Find out what types of healing music are best and what the state of the research is on healing music. Make your hospital stay or sick days better by choosing the right kind of healing music.

HIV/AIDS Drugs Increase Life Expectancy
HIV/AIDS patients on treatment have an increased life expectancy, getting close to a "normal" life expectancy. HIV/AIDS treatments have extended life expectancy over the past decade. Now HIV/AIDS patients can expect to live in to their 60s and beyond.

Health Screening Checklist for Men
Health screening tests for men include high cholesterol tests, high blood pressure tests, obesity, depression and other critical health screening tests. Use this guide to figure out what test shoudl eb done on regular basis for preventive care and health screenings.

Easy Steps for Disease Prevention
Disease prevention begins with some simple actions that you can take to improve your long-term health. From mastering health screenings to physical activity, there are six steps you can take for disease prevention, healthy aging and longevity.

Health Screening Checklist for Women
Health screening tests for women include obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, breast cancer, colon cancer and more. Each of these screening tests represent an opportunity for early diagnosis and treatment. Use this guideline to health screening tests for women to plan your disease prevention program.

Get a Handle on Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic syndrome (also called syndrome X or insulin resistance syndrome) is a collection of risk factors for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Early diagnosis and treatment of metabolic syndrome can reduce the risk of heart attacks, stroke and diabetes. Start with exercise and healthy eating and be sure to follow any orders from your doctor.

Top 10 Ways to Reduce Risk of Stroke
A 2010 study shows that almost 90% of stroke risk is modifiable, meaning that you can do things to greatly reduce your risk of stroke. Go about these things strategically and you will have better success.

How to Live Longer for Men
Learn the top 5 causes of death for men, like heart disease and cancer, and how to prevent them.

Q. What is the life expectancy of a person diagnosed with ALS?

How to Live Longer for Women
Understand the top 5 causes of death for women, including heart disease and cancer, and how you can prevent them.

How To Cope With Dry, Cracked Hands
Skin gets thinner and drier as we age, and painful, cracked hands can develop during the winter months. Find out how you can prevent, and treat, dry, red, and chapped fingers and hands.

Anti-Aging Diet

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