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    Brain Health

    Social Activities May Boost Memory

    Online shopping, playing cards and spending time with friends are all linked to better brain health as we age

    Alzheimer’s: Caused When the Brain Fights Infection?

    Reaction to bacteria and viruses may cause a build-up of toxic plaques

    7 Tips to Train Your Brain to Use Hearing Aids

    How to get used to your new hearing aid

    Your Membership

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    Health Videos

    Protecting Yourself From Zika

    CDC Director Thomas Frieden discusses the virus, and the best way to stay safe

    Living Life Fully – With Cancer

    Actress Valerie Harper stands up to cancer by living life to the fullest; learn her invaluable secrets to joy

    There's Something I Want You To Hear

    Up to 40 percent of people age 50-plus have some hearing loss — and much of the time it is left untreated

    Medicare

    Top 10 Medicare Mistakes

    Common errors can be costly, but here's how to avoid them

    Medicare for Dummies

    By conveying the basics and where to find assistance, this book gets you the most out of Medicare

    Got Medicare Questions?

    AARP's Medicare Q&A tool has the answers

    Health Insurance

    Understanding Long-Term Care Insurance

    Figure out which long-term care insurance option best meets your health care needs

    States Simplify Process for Medicaid Sign-Ups

    31 states have expanded eligibility for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act

    Your Guide to the ACA

    How the health care law benefits you and your family

    Health Conditions

    Heart Attack Quiz

    How much do you know about the symptoms of a heart attack and what should you do to survive?

    Two Marthas, One Kidney

    When her mother's only kidney started to fail, Marthita Cosgalla donated one of hers

    New Report Pushes for Cheaper, Easier Hearing Aids

    Recommendations that could revolutionize hearing health care in the United States

    Drugs and Supplements

    Legal But Deadly

    A growing number of people 50+ are abusing prescription painkillers, some- times with fatal consequences

    Swallow Those Supplements With Care

    Some health remedies may trigger dangerous reactions with your medications

    Not As Prescribed

    In this book, Dr. Haroutunian, physician director at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, explains the dynamics of addiction in older adults


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