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As people get older, physiological changes occur in their bodies as a natural part of aging. Physical changes due to aging can occur in almost every organ and can affect seniors' health and lifestyle. Check out the resources on a multitude of topics.


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Date Added: 12/28/2017
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Getting older can bring senior health challenges. By being aware of these common chronic conditions, you can take steps to stave off disease as you age.


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Date Added: 09/08/2016
Date Last Modified: 09/08/2016

AHRQ website suggests important questions to ask your doctor


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Date Added: 09/08/2016
Date Last Modified: 09/08/2016

This short video is a personal story of one man's decision to start getting answers from doctors. It improved his health and may have saved his life.


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Date Added: 03/27/2015
Date Last Modified: 03/27/2015

This seven-minute video discusses the importance of asking your doctor questions.


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Date Added: 03/27/2015
Date Last Modified: 03/27/2015

This brochure gives you tips to use before, during, and after your medical appointment to make sure you get the best possible care.


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Date Added: 03/27/2015
Date Last Modified: 03/27/2015

This YouTube video explains how to use the government's Physician Compare website


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Date Added: 02/09/2015
Date Last Modified: 02/09/2015

The Conversation Project developed this user-friendly guide to help people talk to their physicians about end-of-life issues


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Date Added: 01/19/2015
Date Last Modified: 01/19/2015

A website designed to help health care consumers make medical decisions, talk with their doctors and get the right medical care. Available in English and Spanish


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Date Added: 01/19/2015
Date Last Modified: 01/19/2015

Your mental and physical health is important in this stage of life. Staying healthy means eating nutritious foods, exercising, and getting regular medical check-ups. Prevention and early detection are the best defense against illness and disease.


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Date Added: 01/19/2015
Date Last Modified: 01/19/2015

National Transitions of Care Coalition offers various resources to help patients and their family caregivers participate in the transition of care


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Date Added: 01/19/2015
Date Last Modified: 01/19/2015

Whether you talk to your doctor or nurse in an office, in the hospital, or over the telephone, be prepared. Plan what to ask or do before, during, and at the end of each visit or conversation. In the office or hospital, try to have an advocate with you, a trusted friend or family member who can take notes, who knows what medications you are taking, and who can remind you of questions to ask the doctor if you forget.


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Date Added: 01/06/2015
Date Last Modified: 01/06/2015

Like many people, you may never have been an agent under a power of attorney before. This guide, Managing someone else’s money: Help for agents under a power of attorney, will help you understand what you can and cannot do in your role as an agent. In that role, you are a fiduciary. For this guide, a fiduciary is anyone named to manage money or property for someone else. You’ll find brief tips to help you avoid problems and resources for finding more information. This guide is for family and friends serving as an agent.


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Date Added: 01/02/2015
Date Last Modified: 01/02/2015

Vaccines play a vital role in preventing illness and maintaining health. Here are three commonly recommended vaccines covered by Medicare, and what you need to ask your health provider or plan.


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Date Added: 11/04/2014
Date Last Modified: 11/04/2014

 
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