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First Drug That Could Slow Alzheimer's Gets FDA Approval

Biogen's aducanumab makes history as a breakthrough therapy to target the disease

    

Can a Keto Diet Reduce Alzheimer's Risks?

Researchers are exploring how a high-fat, low-carb regimen impacts brain health

Drinking Among Older Adults Split During Pandemic

A new survey reveals a divide between drinkers and abstainers

To Kick a Smoking Habit, Try a Combo Approach

If you're serious about quitting, experts say you should start with two Rxs — and build from there

Need Help? Discover AARP Community Connections

This website links volunteers with those in need in their communities

Why You Might Need More B12 and D3 Vitamins

Two dietary supplements that may make sense for older adults

5 Essentials to Keep in Your Medicine Cabinet After 50

Plus, discover the over-the-counter drugs to avoid as you age

Effects From Polio Could Still Affect Many Americans

Survivors are at risk for post-polio syndrome, and doctors may not recognize the symptoms

Mobile Stroke Units May Speed Up Brain-Saving Treatment

Every minute counts after a stroke. Mobile scanners may be the breakthrough doctors need

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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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