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Health Problems of Grown-Ups

  • Alzheimer's Disease

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

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

  • What Is Breast Cancer?

    Find out about breast cancer.

  • What Is Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS)?

    Lou Gehrig's disease refers to a disorder called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Find out more.

  • What Is Parkinson's Disease?

    Parkinson's disease is a health problem of the brain and spinal cord. Find out more about this condition that most often affects adults.

  • 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?

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

  • 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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