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    Don’t miss a dose: Expert advice for managing meds

    When prescription bottles start adding up, managing medication can feel like a full-time job. Take this on an empty stomach; take that twice a day with food. Take that one before bed. Mayo Clinic pharmacist Carrie A. Krieger, Pharm.D., R.Ph., offers expert advice for organizing medication and remembering to take…
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    No ride home? What to do instead of canceling your procedure

    Mayo Clinic Press Editors
    Sometimes the hardest part about a medical procedure isn’t the appointment itself. It’s finding a ride home afterward. Some procedures, like colonoscopies or cataract surgeries, require you to have a responsible adult to drive you home when it’s over. That’s because anesthesia may make you too groggy to drive. For…
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    How to talk about end-of-life care with your loved ones: Six things to consider

    Katelyn Ferral
    It’s common to avoid talking about, planning for or even thinking about death — whether your own or that of your loved ones. But avoiding the topic can cause more problems, especially when it comes to medical care. Here are some common questions and answers about end-of-life healthcare conversations so…
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    Frontotemporal dementia

    The following is an excerpt from the Mayo Clinic Press book Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementias byJonathan Graff-Radford, M.D. and Angela M. Lunde, M.A. Frontotemporal degeneration is one of the most…
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    Three exercises to reduce chronic pain

    A common misconception is that exercise aggravates pain. To the contrary, exercise can help reduce it. During physical activity, your body releases chemicals called endorphins and enkephalins that block pain signals from reaching your brain. These chemicals also help alleviate anxiety and depression, conditions that can make your pain…
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    Aging and the immune system: Strengthening your body’s defenses

    Alisa Bowman
    As you get older, you may notice that your body responds to the common cold differently. Not only do you feel more wiped out, but it also might seem as if your runny nose, fatigue and other symptoms drag on for weeks. Why does it take so long to recover?…
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    Aging at home: Advice for staying independent

    Mayo Clinic Press Editors
    Some aging adults can’t imagine living anywhere but their own home. But living alone can become challenging as people get older. Home maintenance tasks, transportation needs and other challenges can make it difficult to stay at home safely. But there is hope. Members of the Mayo Clinic Connect Aging Well…
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    Trouble sleeping? It might be biology

    Mayo Clinic Press Editors
    Sleep schedules often change with age. That’s why teens are known for sleeping until noon, while retirees often wake up before the sun. If you’re getting tired earlier than you want to be, you may be able to blame biology. Circadian rhythm is the natural process bodies use to control…
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    Osteoporosis affects men, too

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    Worldwide, 1 in 3 women over age 50 will experience a bone fracture due to osteoporosis, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation. But it’s not just women who are affected by osteoporosis. One in 5 men over age 50 also will have the same issue. Osteoporosis is thinning of your…
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    The microbiome and its influence on healthy aging

    Mayo Clinic Press Editors
    People often talk about the microbiome in black-and-white terms, as if there’s a “good” one and a “bad” one when it comes to healthy aging. However, each person’s microbiome is as unique as their fingerprint. In other words, there’s no one best microbiome for healthy aging, says Purna C. Kashyap,…
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    Treatment for metastatic breast cancer

    Mayo Clinic Press Editors
    When breast cancer spreads to other areas outside of the breast, such as bones, lungs or liver, it’s referred to as metastatic breast cancer. Other terms commonly used are advanced cancer or stage IV cancer. Some people have metastatic breast cancer when they’re first diagnosed, but metastases more often develop…

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