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Two-Dose AstraZeneca Vaccine 79 Percent Effective in Trials

Studies in the U.S. show strong results among adults 65 and older

    

Why Your Backyard Bird Feeder Might Make You Sick

The CDC ties salmonella outbreak in eight states to wild songbirds

How to Prevent Foggy Glasses While Wearing a Mask

Solutions for when your specs fog up include special lenses, wipes, sprays and a better-fitting mask

Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines Effective in Real-World Study

New CDC data confirms effectiveness of mRNA shots at preventing coronavirus infections

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COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects Are Stronger in Women

Health experts say females have a more robust immune response

Common Cold May Offer Some Protection Against COVID-19

Immune response to rhinovirus hinders coronavirus replication in key respiratory cells, study finds

What Makes You Happy? And More Specifically, Why?

This One Day University talk shares practical and easy ways to increase your psychological well-being

When Your Second Vaccine Dose Packs a Punch

It's not your imagination: The second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can produce stronger side effects

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Diabetes

Should You Take Metformin Despite the Recalls?

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

Desserts for People With Diabetes

From chocolate to chia pudding, which treats to try if you’re watching your blood sugar

Can COVID-19 Cause Diabetes in Patients?

Researchers are working to understand surprising diagnoses in some hospitalized patients

Telehealth

How to Get Started With Telemedicine

We take you through setting up an appointment

What Two Typical Telehealth Visits Look Like

What to expect at two common appointments

How to Connect With Your Doctor Virtually

Tips for using a smartphone, tablet or computer

Healthy Living

How Not to Gain Weight When the Fridge Is Always Nearby

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

Making Time For Exercise While You Are At Home

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

AARP's suite of web-based health tools will help you stay healthy and keep track of medications. The tools in the suite will help you find care providers, calculate your BMI, make sure you don’t mix medications with the Drug Interaction Checker, as well as identify confusing drugs and decode confusing Medicare summary notices.  

 

Symptom Checker

Enter your health symptoms to find out possible causes and treatments.

BMI Calculator

How healthy is your weight? Find out now by calculating your body mass index.

Drug Interaction Checker

Enter a list of medications and see how they interact with one another and with vitamins and other substances.

Drugs A-Z

Find information on drug indications, side effects and more.

Drug Compare

Learn the differences and similarities between any two prescription or over-the-counter medications.

 

         

Health Encyclopedia

Find health information about medical conditions, symptoms and medical procedures.

Pill Identifier

Avoid a medication mix-up. Use our tool to identify pills by color, shape and markings.

Health Savings Account Calculator

Use this calculator to compare a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) with a Health Savings Account (HSA) to a traditional health plan, and determine possible savings.

Learning Centers

Learning Centers provide comprehensive information on over 1,000 of the most common diseases and conditions.

Long-Term Care Calculator

Calculate costs for long-term care by area or by type and length of stay.

 

         

Medicare Q&A

Get fast access to the Medicare answers you're looking for.

Medicare Summary Notice Decoders

Use these interactive forms to better understand your Medicare Part A and Part B insurance statements.

 

         


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