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Aging Vision Loss and Protecting Our Independence
More than 3.3 million Americans age 40 and older have low vision and blindness, but we need to realize that serious vision loss is not inevitable as we age. Learn the warning signs and what we can do to prevent vision problems.

Exercising Safely as We Age
Learn the warning signs while exercising - when pushing too hard and when to call the doctor. We need to be careful and safe while we are making efforts to improve our health.

Readers Weigh In
No matter what kind of concerns we experience as we age, we need to recognize that "we are all in this together." If an issue doesn't affect us directly, it probably has affected a member of our family, a friend or a loved one. Learn what some of our readers have to say!

Phobias in Later Life
Treating phobias in older adults can be somewhat more difficult than treating them in younger people. Learn about phobias in older age and how to approach older persons who have phobias that affect their quality of life.

Good Oral Health a Challenge
About 25% of adults 60 years old and older no longer have any natural teeth. Get the overview about oral health and aging and learn how you can enhance your oral health.

Itching Common Among Older Adults
Itching is probably one of the most common complaints that dermatologists encounter in older populations. Learn why this problem exists and how to help yourself and others with a malady that continuously affects a good quality of life.

Consumer Education and Older Persons
Consumer education affects decisions in areas of new technology and older adults are often suspicious of what they hear about the benefits. We need to educate ourselves with the information we are provided and also do some of our own investigating. Learn how to take the most prudent approach.

Aromatherapy Can Reduce Stress
Aromatherapy reduces stress and anxiety for some with cancer and chronic illnesses and is an alternative therapy used by older adults and others. Learn more about this treatment method and how it is used to compliment mainstream medical treatments.

Music Therapy as an Effective Treatment
Music therapy has been used to treat numerous chronic illnesses and is considered one of the effective "alternative" therapies. Learn more about its applications and how many older adults are experimenting with alternative treatment methods for pain and disease.

Avoiding Scams
If we are age 60 or older — and especially if we are older women living alone — we may be a special target of fraudulent telemarketers and others who consider us vulnerable. Learn how to be especially aware and not be a victim of these dishonest practices.

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