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The Power of Vaccines Across a Generation

A look at the life saving role of immunization for boomers



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5 Ways to Avoid Getting Sick From Thanksgiving Turkey

Illnesses from leftover foods occur during holidays

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Coronavirus Vaccines Show Promise in Trials

Effectiveness for older adults is yet to be determined

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What the Flu Season Looks Like So Far

Experts urge precautions — and the flu shot

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Need Help? Discover AARP Community Connections

This website links volunteers with those in need in their communities

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New Platform Aims to Speed Up Alzheimer's Discoveries

Novel treatments could emerge from access to data

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Are Your (Ew!) Eyelash Mites Out of Control?

How to keep the usually harmless critters at bay with good hygiene

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Fauci, Collins: 'Don't Give Up' on Prevention

Now is time to double down and stay the course, say the country's top doctors

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7 Things Everyone Should Know About Depression

Who's at risk, common symptoms, and how to get help and ease the pain


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Should You Take Metformin Despite the Recalls?

Experts explain the back-and-forth on this popular diabetes drug

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How Diabetes Drugs Can Help Your Heart

Understanding how to reduce the toll diabetes — and prediabetes — can take on cardiac health

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Can COVID-19 Cause Diabetes in Patients?

Researchers are working to understand surprising diagnoses in some hospitalized patients



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How to Get Started With Telemedicine

We take you through setting up an appointment

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What Two Typical Telehealth Visits Look Like

What to expect at two common appointments

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How to Connect With Your Doctor Virtually

Tips for using a smartphone, tablet or computer

Healthy Living

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How Not to Gain Weight When the Fridge Is Always Nearby

Experts share tips for avoiding overreating when you're home all the time

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Do We Really Need To Get 10,000 Steps a Day?

What science says about how much daily walking actually makes you healthier

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Making Time For Exercise While You Are At Home

Our fitness experts share 10-minute workouts you can do in your living room


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