50Plus - Health & Wellness

  • AARP Health Guide
    Health and wellness information for adults over 50 from AARP. Topics covered include on healthy eating, weight loss, fitness, Medicare, and stress management as well as a variety of specific conditions / diseases.
  • America's Best Hospitals
    Provides rankings of over 150 hospitals in 16 specialty areas; rankings based on mortality rates, available services, staff levels, and physician survey. From US News and World Report.
  • Care.com Senior Care Guide Index
    A collection of guides to help caregivers figure out their options. The guides outline types of care, care settings, setting cost expectations, and more. The Care.com site also offers a Senior Care Advisors helpline to answer questions, and other resources for seniors and others.
  • DoctorFinder
    This site, from the American Medical Association (AMA) provides basic professional information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States (includes more than 814,000 doctors).
  • Exercise for Seniors
    Features information about benefits, safety issues, suggested exercises, progress charts and video clips. From the National Institute on Aging.
  • Familydoctor.org: Senior Health
    Up-to-date, reliable information about topics of interest to adults over 60; also offers symptom search tools and enlargeable text. From the American Academy of Family Physicians.
  • FDA Information for Seniors
    Information for seniors covering a wide range of health issues, including arthritis, cancer, health fraud, and nutrition; selected publications are also available in Spanish.
  • Find a Health Care Organization
    Find health care organizations that meet the Joint Commission's patient safety and quality standards. From the Joint Commission on Accredidation of Healthcare Organizations
  • Growing Stronger - Strength Training for Older Adults
    This online guide for seniors features strength training exercises which help increase balance, improve muscle strength, control weight, and provide sleep benefits. Detailed instructions and video clips show how to perform the recommended exercises. From the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
  • Health Grades
    Quality ratings and cost information covering the nation's 5,000 hospitals and 16,000 nursing homes as well as in-depth profiles of the nation's 650,000 physicians. From Health Grades, a leading independent healthcare ratings organization.

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Tease Your Brain!

Presidential Trivia: Can you identify these famous presidents?

- Which US president created the "Purple Heart" decoration? (George Washington or Abraham Lincoln)

- Which president has the greatest number of cities and towns named after him? (James Madison or George Washington)

- Who was the first president to live in the White House? (John Adams or Andrew Jackson