7 Health Challenges of Aging

WebMD Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD on December 09, 2006 Clickable external link: 7 Health Challenges of Aging Experts explain how to prepare for the health issues people face as they age.   "If I'd known I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself." So said Eubie Blake, the great ragtime composer and pianist who was still performing at the age of 99, the year before his death. Let's face it: old age is what lies ahead. If you're 40 or 50 or even 60, you might not give much thought to the health

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11 Tips for Staying Cool This Summer

1. Be aware of the heat. Pay attention to it and modify your activities appropriately.   2. Pay attention to your hydration status and be sure to drink plenty of fluids.   3. Try to stay in relatively cool areas, even when outside. Many public places, such as libraries, shopping malls and movie theatres, are air conditioned.   4. Avoid hot, enclosed places, such as cars. Never leave children unattended in a car parked in the sun.   5. Use a fan, if available.   6. Stay on the lowest floor of your building.   7. Eat well-balanced, light and

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