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Last year the flu season was one of the deadliest in decades. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports influenza killed 80,000 people. Millions more became sick from the respiratory virus and almost one million people were hospitalized. It's a fact that older...

Making friends after 65 can be challenging. After all, the ways in which you previously met friends--usually at work or your children's school--most likely have now changed. At the same time, many of your established friends may have moved to another area or state after retirement. Furthermore,...

Anyone who is sexually active is at risk for a STD. Advancing age is not a protection from a STD. In fact, according to a 2015 report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, people 50 and over account for an estimated 45% of...

Caregiver burnout, also called caregiver stress syndrome, is being in a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion from caring for a family member. Burnout occurs most often in a family caregiver who has no help with providing care. The characteristics of caregiver burnout include...

Having a conversation with your parents about their financial situation can be an awkward and even a taboo topic. After all, like religion and politics, our culture teaches us from a young age not to discuss someone else's money. However, when it comes to finances,...

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention every 20 minutes an older adult dies from a fall in the United States. More than 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling. Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injury. We receive many...