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Cleaner Air Could Be Better for Your Brain

Emerging research links improved air quality to reduced dementia risks

    

Expanding Medicare Could Help Reduce Health Disparities

New study finds that coverage gaps for Blacks and Hispanics narrow at age 65

The Latest on Breakthrough COVID-19 Infections

Catching the coronavirus after being fully vaccinated is unlikely, but it happens. Here's why.

How to Overcome Your Fear of Flying

With a return to air travel, anxious passengers are again contending with this common phobia

Need Help? Discover AARP Community Connections

This website links volunteers with those in need in their communities

8 Everyday Noises That Could Cause Hearing Loss

Lawnmowers, leafblowers, exercise class, can take a toll on physical and mental health

McCormick Recalls Spices Over Salmonella Risk

Walmart, Target, Kroger, Publix, Meijer among retailers selling potentially tainted seasonings

Warning Signs of Thyroid Cancer You Shouldn't Ignore

What to know about 4 symptoms that could signal this type of highly curable cancer

CDC Urges Vaccinated to Mask Up Indoors

The agency also recommends face masks for all school teachers and students

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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

Medicare Telehealth Use Soars During COVID-19 Pandemic

1 in 4 beneficiaries 'saw' medical provider remotely

How to Connect With Your Doctor Virtually

Tips for using a smartphone, tablet or computer

Healthy Living

5 Ways to Be Happier Now

Expert tips to bring more meaning and joy to your daily life — starting today

7 Superfoods You Should Be Eating After 50

These standouts can keep you healthy as nutritional needs change with age

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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