Diseases of aging: lifestyle and prevention also pay off


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Our health is very robust in the younger and middle years of our lives. With increasing age, our body becomes more and more susceptible for infectious diseases, injuries and permanent damage; ©panthermedia.net/ SimpleFoto

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Preventive measures, like healthy eating and physical acitivity, pay off at all stages of life; ©panthermedia.net/ pressmaster

Prevention for older adults: we are laying the foundation early on

Diseases of aging and diseases of civilization

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Diseases of aging and diseases of civilization affect the human as a whole. This is why older people should always be examinated and counseled by a geriatrician who keeps this in mind; ©panthermedia.net/ Wavebreakmedia Ltd

Sick in old age: a complete package

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