Tips to cope when you’re juggling several chronic health issues
Be proactive by learning about and tracking your conditions and medications, and by speaking up when you have concerns.
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We don't want our golden years to be spent juggling a long list of health issues. But that's the reality for most older adults in the United States.
The CDC reports that 75% of Americans ages 65 or older have several chronic health problems. And a 2013 analysis of Medicare claims published online by Preventing Chronic Disease found that 68% of beneficiaries had two or more chronic conditions and 36% had at least four.