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Advance Care Planning: Should I Stop Kidney Dialysis?

Guides through decision to stop kidney dialysis for kidney failure. Covers key factors in decision. Covers benefits and risks. Discusses what happens after dialysis is stopped. Offers interactive tool to help you make your decision.

Advance Directive: What to Include

A living will and a medical power of attorney are types of advance directives. These forms describe the kinds of medical care you want to receive if you’re badly hurt or have a serious illness that keeps you from saying what you want. A medical power of attorney lets you name a person to be your health care agent. He or…

Age-Related Hearing Loss

Age-related hearing loss, known as presbycusis, affects most older adults to some degree. The most frequent cause of age-related hearing loss is the natural breakdown of nerve cells in the inner ear . Sound reaches the inner ear, but the breakdown of nerve cells prevents proper hearing. This is known as sensorineural…

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

What is age-related macular degeneration? Age-related macular degeneration is a disease that causes blurring of your central vision. The blurring happens because of damage to the macula, a small area at the back of the eye . The macula helps you see the fine detail in things that your eyes are focusing on. Macular…