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Older Adults Give Their Mental Health High Marks, Polls Find

Many have avoided serious anxiety and depression during the pandemic

    

5 Tips on How to Be Safer on Your Bike

Injuries are up for older riders. Here's how to steer clear for the long haul

Missing Out on Sleep in Midlife May Increase Dementia Risk

A good night's rest could reduce your risk for cognitive complications down the road

Ice Cream Brands Recalled Due to Listeria Worries

The bacteria can cause serious medical complications in older adults

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This website links volunteers with those in need in their communities

Webinar Series

Nearly Eligble for Medicare Enrollment?

Join us for this webinar series to help you make the choices and decisions that are right for you. 

  • 10 Medicare Facts You Should Know - Thursday May 20, 7 p.m. ET & 7 p.m. PT

  • Exploring your Medicare Options - Tuesday May 25, 7 p.m. ET & 7 p.m. PT

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Most Common COVID Vaccine Side Effects in Older Adults

Some, but not all, report mild-to-moderate symptoms after the shot

The Rewards and Dangers of Scientific Progress

One Day University talk explains why advancements in medicine often have unintended consequences

4 Reasons You Shouldn't Skip Your Second COVID-19 Shot

Why the final dose of Moderna, Pfizer vaccines could be more important than the first

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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

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin K?

This lesser-known nutrient helps keep your heart healthy, but many aren't getting enough

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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