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    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

      Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are the two most common conditions of COPD.

    • Chronic Pain

      Chronic pain is longstanding pain that persists beyond the usual recovery period or occurs along with a chronic health condition, such as arthritis.

    • Colorectal Cancer: Statistics

      Most people who have colorectal cancer are older than 50. Find out who is most likely to get cancer and why.

    • Constipation

      Constipation is when your stools are painful or they do not happen often enough. It is the most common GI (gastrointestinal) problem.

    • Dehydration and Heat Stroke

      Dehydration and heat stroke are two very common heat-related diseases that can be life-threatening if left untreated.

    • Does Ageism Exist in Cancer Care?

      Older adults are less likely to be screened for cancer in the first place. And if they are diagnosed with cancer, it's less likely that their doctors will recommend treatment to cure the cancer.

    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)/Heartburn

      GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a digestive disorder. It is caused when gastric acid from your stomach flows back up into your food pipe or esophagus.

    • Gout

      Gout is a condition that causes inflamed, painful joints. The symptoms are caused by deposits of urate crystals at the joints.

    • Hemorrhoids

      Hemorrhoids are when the veins or blood vessels in and around your anus and lower rectum become swollen and irritated. This happens when there is extra pressure on these veins.

    • Hypothermia

      Hypothermia is an abnormally low body temperature brought on by staying in cold temperatures for a long period of time. This lowered body temperature affects the brain, thus affecting a person's ability to think clearly or move well.

    • Indigestion

      Indigestion (dyspepsia) is a pain or burning feeling in your upper belly or abdomen. It is common in adults.

    • Influenza (Flu)

      Influenza, or flu, is a respiratory tract infection that spreads easily. It is caused by a virus.

    • Older Adults and the Common Cold

      Cold and flu season is hard on everyone, but for older adults who may have chronic health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, it’s especially challenging.

    • Pneumonia

      Pneumonia is an infection of one or both of the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or chemical irritants. It is a serious infection or inflammation in which the air sacs fill with pus and other liquid.

    • Shingles: A Second Strike by the Chickenpox Virus

      The varicella-zoster virus can get you twice. Its painful, long-delayed second strike is known as shingles.

    • Tracheal Tumor

      A tracheal tumor is an abnormal growth that forms in your trachea, or windpipe.

    • Vestibular Balance Disorder

      Dizziness and vertigo are classic symptoms of a vestibular balance disorder. Balance disorders can strike at any age, but are most common as you get older.

    • Vestibular Balance Disorder

      Dizziness and vertigo are classic symptoms of a vestibular balance disorder. Balance disorders can strike at any age, but are most common as you get older.

    • Vestibular Balance Disorder

      Dizziness and vertigo are classic symptoms of a vestibular balance disorder. Balance disorders can strike at any age, but are most common as you get older.

    • Vestibular Balance Disorder

      Dizziness and vertigo are classic symptoms of a vestibular balance disorder. Balance disorders can strike at any age, but are most common as you get older.