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NIHSeniorHealth Videos

This page provides senior health information on topics such as Alzheimer's Disease, arthritis, balance problems, breast cancer, glaucoma, hearing loss, and more.

Review Date: July 11, 2012

National Institutes of Health - NIH
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

NIHSeniorHealth: Balance Problems

This overview on balance problems in older adults provides information on causes and prevention, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment and research, and frequently asked questions about balance and dizziness.

Review Date: March 22, 2013

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM

NIHSeniorHealth: Problems with Taste

Loss of taste can cause a loss of appetite, especially in the elderly, which can lead to loss of weight, poor nutrition, weakened immunity, and even death. Learn about causes, prevention, symptoms, and treatment of problems with taste.

Review Date: November 30, 2012

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM

NIHSeniorHealth: Shingles FAQ

This page links to frequently asked questions about shingles in older adults. Questions cover why shingles is so painful, and more.

Review Date: January 23, 2013

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM

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