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Health Problems of Grown-Ups

  • Alzheimer Disease Alzheimer Disease

    We all forget things once in a while. But Alzheimer disease, a condition older adults can get, is different from everyday forgetting.

  • Breast Cancer Breast Cancer

    Do you know someone who has - or had - breast cancer? Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Cataracts Cataracts

    Do you know an older person who has cataracts? Find out about this vision problem in this article for kids.

  • Heart Disease Heart Disease

    Heart disease, also called cardiovascular disease, mainly affects older people. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Helping a Parent Who Smokes Helping a Parent Who Smokes

    You love your mom and dad, but what if they smoke? Find out how you can help them be healthier.

  • Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS) Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS)

    Lou Gehrig's disease refers to a disorder called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. This disease damages the neuromuscular system, which allows the body to move.

  • Multiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis

    Multiple sclerosis is a problem a person can have with the nervous system. MS mostly affects adults. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Osteoporosis Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis means that someone's bones are weakened. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Parkinson's Disease Parkinson's Disease

    A person with Parkinson's disease gradually loses the ability to totally control body movements. Find out more about this disease that most often affects adults.

  • Stroke Stroke

    A stroke means that something has stopped the normal blood flow to the brain. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Ugh! Ulcers Ugh! Ulcers

    You've probably heard people talk about ulcers, but what are they? Find out in this article for kids.

  • Help Your Parents Get Healthy Help Your Parents Get Healthy

    Can kids help parents get healthier? Parents say, if their kid asked them, they'd work extra hard to make changes.

  • What Are Dentures? What Are Dentures?

    Some older people have false teeth, also called dentures. Find out more in this article for kids!

  • What Are Varicose Veins? What Are Varicose Veins?

    Do you know an older person whose legs look like a road map with all those blue and purple squiggly lines? They're probably varicose veins.

  • What Are Wrinkles? What Are Wrinkles?

    Wrinkles! Everyone eventually gets at least a few. Find out why in this article for kids.

  • Why Do People Shrink? Why Do People Shrink?

    Does your grandmother seem to be getting shorter? Sometimes, people lose a little height as they age. Find out why in this article for kids.

  • Why Does Hair Turn Gray? Why Does Hair Turn Gray?

    Can you imagine yourself with gray hair someday? Find out why it happens in this article for kids.

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