Posts Tagged ‘Healthy Geezer’

HIV on the Rise Among Seniors

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People over 50 get tested as often for the killer disease By Fred Cicetti Q. I’m a 65-year-old man who is dating a 58-year-old woman. Recently, my grandson, who is rather outspoken, asked me if I was protecting myself against AIDS. At the time, I thought the question was ridiculous, but now I’m wondering. A. [&hellip
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Protecting Yourself with the Flu Shot

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The elderly are most at risk against the deadly virus By Fred Cicetti It’s time for a flu shot. You can get the flu vaccine from your doctor, and at public health facilities, senior centers, pharmacies and supermarkets. Adults over 50 are prime candidates for the vaccine because the flu can be fatal for older [&hellip
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Healthy to the Bone

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Q: Do men get osteoporosis? A: Yes, men do get osteoporosis, but women are at greater risk. Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue. This condition creates an increased risk of fractures
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Our Leading Cancer Killer

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Q: Is cigarette smoke the only cause of lung cancer? A: Radon and asbestos are causes, too. Radon is an invisible, odorless and radioactive gas that occurs naturally in soil and rocks. Asbestos has been used for fireproofing, electrical insulation, building materials, brake linings and chemical filters. But cigarette smoking is the number one cause [&hellip
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The Flu and You

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Flu season in the northern hemisphere can range from as early as November to as late as May. The peak month usually is February. However, this coming season is expected to be unpredictable because of the emergence of the H1N1 influenza virus, or swine flu. H1N1 has caused the first global outbreak—pandemic—of influenza in more [&hellip
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