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5 Ways to Age Gracefully

Now that we have the facts on aging, it’s time to discuss strategies shown to enhance how we age. We must note that the relationship between aging and disease is complex.

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Housing Options for Adults With Disabilities

Learn more about housing options for disabled adults through resources, links, and additional information.

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Native American Caregiving

Native people have a rich culture that is important when addressing aging and caregiving. For this reason, SDSU Extension has compiled some resources developed by Native People for Native people.

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Why Aging Myths Matter

There are many myths and negative beliefs around aging. How is it then that these aging misconceptions have become so ingrained in society, without being back by fact?

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The Science of Aging

From the moment we are born, our cells are constantly dividing, repairing, breaking down, and consuming energy. Like a car or computer, when our bodies are young they usually run pretty smoothly.

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Tools for Effective Medication Management

Do you or a loved one have a difficult time managing your medications?

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Resources for Caregivers

When we provide care to our loved ones, it can be difficult to know where to turn for help. This page contains a number of links to resources for caregivers.

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The Birds and the Bees: A Lifelong Conversation

We often talk to teenagers and young adults about sex, going through the ins and outs of protection, consent, and when and with whom they should have it. However, the conversation about sex shouldn’t just end after one conversation or when someone turns eighteen, as it’s not just young people who are sexually active.

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Headache Help

Headaches come with a variety of symptoms and in multiple forms, but it is up to you to know your body and understand the science behind headaches and how to prevent them.

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: What You Need to Know

Do you suffer from constant indigestion or experience symptoms such as heartburn? When this occurs frequently it may be more known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).