Disease and injury: Care and prevention

Last updated on October 13, 2022

Aging is a natural process but disease and injury are not inevitable. There are many things we can do to prevent disease and injury, as well as care for ourselves when health conditions do affect us. Prevention and good care are critical keys to maintaining our independence and staying active as we age.


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