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Managing Your Care

Solutions for Bladder Control

As you get older, problems with bladder control or urinary incontinence (UI) are common for both men and women. It’s important to talk to your doctor about any bladder control issues because incontinence issues can often be cured or improved.

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Managing Your Care

Diabetes: A Disease You Can Manage

Diabetes is when your blood glucose level, sometimes called blood sugar, is too high. If you have diabetes, your body may not make enough insulin, may not use insulin in the right way, or both. However, diabetes is a disease that can be managed. 

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Expert Knowledge

Depression

There is no one cause of depression. For some people, a single event can bring on the illness, while others become depressed for no clear reason. Genetics can play a role and studies have shown that depression may run in families.

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Understanding Your Health

Are X-rays Dangerous? What You Should Know

Diagnostic imaging studies can be extremely valuable in the diagnosis of illness and disease, but people often ask questions about the potential risks associated with these procedures. Learn more in this article. 

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Staying Healthy

Prevent Falls to Prevent Serious Injuries

Many people think falling is just a concern for the frail. However, a study by the Centers for Disease Control reported that falls were the number one reason adults over the age of 45 visit the emergency room.

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Staying Healthy

Four Easy Ways to Prevent Falls

Many people think falling is just a concern for the frail. But all adults need to take precautions to prevent falls. As you age balance decreases, making falls a major health risk—no matter how young or fit you feel.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, falling is the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults.

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Can't Sleep? What to Do About Insomnia

Changes to sleep patterns are a normal part of the aging process, and many older adults have difficulty falling or staying asleep. However, your need for sleep doesn’t decline as you get older. Take a look at the symptoms in this article and talk to your doctor if you think you may have a sleep problem.

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