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Science is honing in on better ways to treat chronic pain. Read about it in this AARP series.

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What New Measles Outbreaks Mean for Older Adults 

CDC says international travel is behind the outbreaks in U.S.

   

What to Know Now

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Depression Linked to Higher Risk of Stroke

New study confirms importance of early mental health diagnosis and treatment

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2 Alzheimer’s Late-Stage Clinical Trials Halted

Drugmakers end research after once-promising experimental drug shows no signs of effectiveness

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Distant Relatives May Spell Greater Alzheimer's Risk

Having affected great-grandparents, cousins plays a role, study says

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Can't Sleep? Here's 11 Surprising Causes

Alcohol, stealth caffeine sources, and even certain medications can cause insomnia 

Medicare General Enrollment

Last Chance to Enroll, Change Some Medicare Plans for 2019

You’ll pay a penalty for enrolling late, but you will get health coverage

Flu Season Updates

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Flu Season is Here: Protect Yourself From Harmful Germs

Here’s simple steps to strengthen your defenses to avoid getting sick

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CDC Says Flu Deaths and Hospitalizations Still Rising

Older adults should still get vaccinated for maximum protection 

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Where to Get a Low-Cost or Free Flu Shot

Supermarkets, drugstores, employers and more are helping you stay healthy this season

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Live Well

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Mediterranean Diet Reduces the Risk of Heart Disease

A study touts the virtues of fish, fruits, veggies, nuts — and a bit of wine

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4 Hip Exercises to Improve Your Muscles

To avoid a joint replacement, use these exercises to build your strength

Sunflower Seeds and Eye Health

10 Top Superfoods to Improve Eye Health

Protect your vision with these nutritious (and delicious) foods


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