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Virtual Colonoscopy Screening to Combat Colon Cancer

Colonoscopies are critical to helping prevent and screen for colon cancer. Virtual colonoscopies are a safer, less invasive, and more accessible to patients than traditional colonoscopies.

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Heartburn's Hidden Cancer Risk

GERD sufferers are more likely to develop significant health problems, including Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer — often with no idea they’re at greater risk.

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Healthy Connections

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Specialists in Aging: Do You Need a Geriatrician?

Learn how bringing a geriatrician, or aging specialist, into your care circle can help you live well in your golden years.

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Do You Have a Healthy Number of Friends?

Discover whether your circle is large enough for your health.

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Healthy Mind

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Can a Nap Boost Brain Health?

Do you like to grab an afternoon snooze? Good news: Napping can boost your brain health, but how long it is matters.

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Does Higher Learning Combat Dementia?

Common wisdom suggests that as people grow older and increasingly develop conditions that contribute to poor brain health, the prevalence of dementia would increase. But this might not be the case—and more years of education may partly to thank.

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Caregiver Resources

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Caregiving: Knowing When It's Time for In-Home Help

Caring for an ill or aging loved one can be fulfilling, rewarding and it might even help your health -- but it can be draining. Learn when to consider bringing in help.

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The Power of a Health Care Advocate

Another set of ears can ease your health care journey. A Johns Hopkins expert takes you through the benefits of an advocate, how to choose one, and what to share with that person.

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Diseases & Conditions

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Low Vision: What You Need to Know as You Age

Learn what low vision is and why it's important to get help.

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Insomnia: What You Need to Know as You Age

Don't let insomnia undermine the rest of your health. Get expert medical insight on getting a good night's sleep.

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Diabetes: What You Need to Know as You Age

Learn how to prevent or live with diabetes -- plus get the latest research on the condition.

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Depression: What You Need to Know as You Age

Get the help you or a loved one needs, and get the latest expert insights on coping and preventing this mood disorder.

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Hypertension: What You Need to Know as You Age

Learn how to prevent hypertension, or to control high blood pressure if you or a loved one have it.

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Osteoporosis: What You Need to Know as You Age

Stay strong for longer with expert guidance on preserving bone health and on treatment for already weakened bones.