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COPD and Sex

WebMD - Tue, 03/23/2021 - 15:08

COPD symptoms can interfere with sex. But you don’t have to say goodbye to intimacy. Here are nine helpful strategies for sex and intimacy when you have COPD.

U.S. Pedestrian Deaths Rose in 2020, Even Though Driving Declined

WebMD - Tue, 03/23/2021 - 12:06

Despite the fact that Americans have been driving less during the pandemic, pedestrian deaths per mile in the United States spiked 20% in the first half of 2020, new research shows.

What to Know About the Shingles Vaccine

WebMD - Tue, 03/23/2021 - 12:03

What do you know about the shingles vaccine? Find out what it does and why it’s important for older adults to get vaccinated.

Lockdowns Gave Boost to Type 1 Diabetes Control in Kids

WebMD - Tue, 03/23/2021 - 12:03

Blood sugar levels in youngsters with type 1 diabetes improved during Britain's first national COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, researchers say.

Does Medicare Pay for Home Health Care?

WebMD - Mon, 03/22/2021 - 17:59

If you’re ill or injured, Medicare could pay for a portion of home health care. Learn more about what’s covered and what isn’t.

Coming Soon: Once-a-Week Insulin Injections?

WebMD - Mon, 03/22/2021 - 17:18

Daily insulin jabs can be the bane of existence for people who live with type 2 diabetes, but an investigational once-weekly insulin shot may be a game changer for these folks.

How to Treat Knee Pain as You Age

WebMD - Mon, 03/22/2021 - 17:12

Although having knee pain is common as you get older, it doesn’t have to become your new normal. Learn more about the symptoms, what causes it, and how to treat it.

ADHD in Young Adults

WebMD - Mon, 03/22/2021 - 16:59

Signs of ADHD usually start to show in early childhood and continue into adulthood. But sometimes ADHD isn’t caught or diagnosed until someone is a young adult. The symptoms of adult ADHD might not be as obvious as those in children, but they’re similar.

Many Grocery Workers Still Waiting for COVID-19 Shot

WebMD - Mon, 03/22/2021 - 16:11

At least 137 grocery workers have died and more than 30,100 have been infected or exposed to the coronavirus in the past year, according to the union. In the past 2 months alone, there have been coronavirus outbreaks at grocery stores in Detroit, Los Angeles, Seattle, Houston, and other cities.

How to Choose Long-Term Care Insurance

WebMD - Mon, 03/22/2021 - 16:03

Long-term care insurance can help when you’re older and need ongoing care. Learn what it does, the best time to buy it, and how to get it.

COVID Vaccine Eligibility a ‘Crazy Quilt’ of State Rules

WebMD - Mon, 03/22/2021 - 11:55

Across the country, a mishmash of rules to qualify for a precious covid shot is creating nightmares for consumers. Criteria including age, occupation and medical conditions vary dramatically.

Pandemic Has Many Kids Struggling With Weight

WebMD - Mon, 03/22/2021 - 11:17

Kids and teens are already struggling to learn outside the classroom during the pandemic, but lockdowns and quarantines are also making it hard for them to control their weight, child health experts say.

Older Adult: Tips to Spice Up Your Sex Life

WebMD - Fri, 03/19/2021 - 16:49

Hormones dip and bodies change, but your sex life doesn’t have to suffer. Use what you have -- and these tips -- to keep it strong and satisfying.

Flea Collar May Be Linked to 1,700 Pet Deaths

WebMD - Fri, 03/19/2021 - 14:33

Since the Seresto collars were introduced in 2012, there have been more than 75,000 incidents -- ranging from skin irritation to seizures to death -- reported to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Tips for Losing Weight After 50

WebMD - Fri, 03/19/2021 - 14:27

It’s not easy losing weight as you get older. Get tips and tricks on how to shed pounds from people who have had success losing weight after age 50.

Living With Your Older Parents: What to Know

WebMD - Fri, 03/19/2021 - 13:48

Whether or not to live with your elderly parents isn’t a simple call. You must factor in space, family history, cost, and more. Explore the key angles to find the best arrangement for everyone.

COVID Patients Face Higher Risk for Stroke

WebMD - Fri, 03/19/2021 - 13:27

A new study adds to mounting evidence that COVID patients have an added risk of stroke.

Assistive Devices for Elderly People

WebMD - Fri, 03/19/2021 - 12:47

These tools can make life easier, safer, and more convenient. Experts, older people, and caregivers share their recommendations for must-have devices.

How to Keep Your Bones Strong as You Age

WebMD - Fri, 03/19/2021 - 12:42

Your odds of fractures from weak bones, or osteoporosis, go up as you age. Find out what you can do to keep your bones healthy.

Nutrition Guidelines for Older Adults

WebMD - Fri, 03/19/2021 - 12:10

As you get older, should you change your diet? Find out what nutrients are more important for older adults and what foods you should avoid.