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Preventive measures are key to staying healthy

The longer we live, the greater our chances of developing a chronic illness or disease, such as arthritis, osteoporosis, heart disease and cancer. More than 90 million people in the U.S. live with at least one chronic condition, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Identifying and managing these chronic conditions is the best way to preserve your health and independence. Here are three tips for managing your health:

  • Find information on symptoms, conditions, treatments, tests and more through AARP's Health Encyclopedia and Learning Centers.
  • Get regular checkups. Work with your doctor to be sure you get regular checkups and all the necessary health tests based on your age, health history and family medical history.
  • Find out about the steps you need to take for good health, including what screening tests you need and when to get them. Review an interactive table that lists screenings for men and women by age and gender

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