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This series contains podcasts on topics related to aging and health.

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This series contains podcasts on topics related to aging and health.

    Modifiable Risk Factors for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

    Modifiable Risk Factors for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

    Alzheimer's disease, the most common cause of dementia, affects an estimated 6.5 million Americans aged ≥65 years. A growing body of evidence has identified potential modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD), including high blood pressure, not meeting the aerobic physical activity guideline, obesity, diabetes, depression, current smoking, hearing loss, and binge drinking. A new CDC study examined the status of these modifiable risk factors among adults aged ≥45 years and found that the most common were high blood pressure and not meeting the aerobic physical activity guideline; each was found in nearly half of adults.

    • 9 min
    Increasing Arthritis Prevalence among US Adults

    Increasing Arthritis Prevalence among US Adults

    Arthritis prevalence is on the rise, with an estimated 58.5 million US adults reporting doctor-diagnosed arthritis, according to a new CDC analysis. Dr. Kristina Theis, epidemiologist and lead author on the report, discusses the report's findings, including the increase in US adults with arthritis, how adults with arthritis can manage their symptoms, and how providers, public health professionals, and community members can help.

    • 4 min
    Depresión y ansiedad entre los adultos con artritis

    Depresión y ansiedad entre los adultos con artritis

    Entrevista con la Dra. Louise Murphy, epidemióloga sénior y experta en la materia, del Programa de los CDC contra la Artritis sobre la conexión entre la artritis y la salud mental, en especial entre la ansiedad y la depresión.

    • 7 min
    Depression and Anxiety Among Adults with Arthritis

    Depression and Anxiety Among Adults with Arthritis

    Interview with CDC's senior epidemiologist and arthritis subject matter expert, Dr. Louise Murphy, about the connection between arthritis and mental health, namely depression and anxiety.

    • 6 min
    Baby Boomers Who Are Caregivers Report Being in Poor Health

    Baby Boomers Who Are Caregivers Report Being in Poor Health

    Caregivers who are part of the baby boomer generation reported having more chronic disease, more disability, and lower self-rated health compared to non-caregivers-putting them at risk of needing care themselves.

    • 5 min
    Cuerpo sano, cerebro sano (Healthy Body, Healthy Brain)

    Cuerpo sano, cerebro sano (Healthy Body, Healthy Brain)

    La salud del celebro y la salud física son especialmente importantes a medida que envejecemos. ¿Sabía que algunas personas con afecciones crónicas están en mayor riesgo de enfermedad de Alzheimer? Descubra 8 maneras de mantener su cuerpo sano que también podrían mantener su cerebro sano.

    • 6 min

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