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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
Nutrition for seniors
Tips for eating well as you age.
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Seeking cold or flu relief? Make sure not to overdo acetaminophen
Taking too much of the pain- and fever-reducing medicine acetaminophen could cause liver damage, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.
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Feel better with fiber in your diet
Fiber helps the body function properly.
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Seniors: What to do about constipation
What does "regular" mean, anyway?
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Check your risk for colorectal cancer
Some risk factors for colorectal cancer you can change; others you can't. But even for risk factors you can't modify, just being aware of them may help you and your doctor decide when and how often you should be screened for the disease.
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Allergies and asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
When asthma acts up
During an asthma flare-up, changes inside your lungs bring on breathing troubles.
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Food allergies may affect children's growth
Parents and doctors should monitor kids with food allergies to make sure that they don't fall behind on their growth.
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Controlling your child's asthma
With proper treatment, your child can lead a normal, active life.
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What to do if your child has an asthma attack
The right treatment given at the right time can head off serious episodes.
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Asthma support organizations
Know where to go for information and resources.
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Arthritis
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
How your diet can affect arthritis
If you have arthritis, it's important to eat right and maintain a healthful weight.
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Make your home arthritis-friendly
Everyday tasks can be more difficult if you have arthritis—even your own home can present obstacles.
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Diagnosing arthritis
The first step toward treating the disease.
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Arthritis and pregnancy
With careful planning and care, pregnancy is still an option for women who have arthritis.
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A guide to joint aspiration and injection
These procedures are used to draw fluids out of joints or inject medicines into them.
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Cancer
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Cancer pain: Listen to your body, talk to your doctor
Living with cancer doesn't have to mean living with pain.
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Even moderate alcohol use raises risk of dying from cancer
"There is no safe threshold for alcohol and cancer risk," the researchers wrote.
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Awareness of proven cancer risk factors dropping, survey suggests
The survey showed that while worry about unsubstantiated or uncontrollable cancer risks has increased, fewer Americans are aware of the risks they might actually be able to lower through exercise, diet and other lifestyle choices.
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Screening for colorectal cancer
Getting tested for colorectal cancer may help you avoid serious health problems down the road.
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Colorectal cancer quiz
Test your knowledge about colorectal cancer.
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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Is your child overweight?
How to know if your child has a weight problem, and what to do about it.
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High school dropouts more likely to use drugs, alcohol, survey shows
One in 7 American youths age 16 to 18 drops out of high school.
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Teens need to know that energy drinks can be risky, report warns
Energy drinks contain large amounts of caffeine and sugar, but they are particularly risky when combined with alcohol.
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Feeding finicky eaters (or trying to)
Tips for getting your picky eater to…eat!
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Family meals: A time for health and happiness
It's important to set aside time each week for family meals.
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Diabetes
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Diabetes and kidney disease
They can't be cured, but with a doctor's help you can manage and treat both.
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Diabetes under control for more Americans, study shows
Between 1988 and 2010, the number of Americans with diabetes who had their A1C, cholesterol and blood pressure levels all in normal ranges jumped from 2 percent to 19 percent.
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Monitoring diabetes at home
Do you know your blood sugar level?
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Food label facts for people with diabetes
If you have diabetes, you may want to pay special attention to food labels.
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Using the glycemic index when you have diabetes
Insight into food’s ability to raise your blood sugar levels.
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Health news
Recent research findings and health updates.
Giving is more enjoyable than getting, study finds
Spending money on others seems to improve people’s satisfaction with their own lives—and that positive feeling is universal across cultures, geographic regions and socioeconomic strata, according to a study.
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Even moderate alcohol use raises risk of dying from cancer
"There is no safe threshold for alcohol and cancer risk," the researchers wrote.
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Report: Nation's hospitals making strides against infections
The likelihood of acquiring certain types of infections while in the hospital continues to decline, thanks to prevention efforts at the nation’s health care facilities, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows.
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For healthy eating, focus on the big picture
With the total diet approach, all foods can fit into your eating plan, as long as you also pay attention to moderation, appropriate portion sizes and physical activity, according to a new position paper from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
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Will salad make you sick? Not if you follow safe food practices
A recent study found that contaminated leafy greens cause more cases of foodborne illness than any other food. But taking a few safety steps can help you eat these nutritious foods safely.
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Heart health
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Eat better to help your heart
Tips for getting started.
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Heart association sticking with advice on dietary fats
A study has raised questions about long-standing advice about the role of omega-6 polyunsaturated fat in a heart-healthy diet. But the American Heart Association isn't changing its advice as a result.
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Lowering sodium intake could save half a million American lives, study says
Slowly and steadily reducing sodium intake could save up to half a million lives in the United States over the course of a decade, according to new research.
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Stroke symptoms require F.A.S.T action
The quicker a person receives medical attention for a stroke, the greater his or her chances of survival and a better recovery.
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A guide to fats
Some fats are healthier than others.
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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
A plan to prevent colorectal cancer
There are steps you can take to help protect yourself.
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Seeking cold or flu relief? Make sure not to overdo acetaminophen
Taking too much of the pain- and fever-reducing medicine acetaminophen could cause liver damage, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.
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Diet may affect prostate cancer risk
Changing your diet may help lower your risk of prostate cancer.
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12 steps toward a healthier diet
A look at some simple things you can do to eat more healthfully.
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What are kidney stones?
Kidney stones are one of the most common problems affecting the urinary system.
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Room for snacks?
Snacks can be part of a healthy diet.
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Lowering sodium intake could save half a million American lives, study says
Slowly and steadily reducing sodium intake could save up to half a million lives in the United States over the course of a decade, according to new research.
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For healthy eating, focus on the big picture
With the total diet approach, all foods can fit into your eating plan, as long as you also pay attention to moderation, appropriate portion sizes and physical activity, according to a new position paper from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
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Nutrition basics
To eat well, you need to eat a variety of foods.
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Nutrition quiz
Test your knowledge about nutrition.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
Planning for pregnancy
One of the best ways to increase your chances of having a safe pregnancy and a healthy baby is to take certain precautions before you conceive.
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Study reveals gaps in women's awareness of heart disease risk
In the past 15 years, great strides have been made in raising women’s awareness of heart disease risk, but awareness still lags in young women and minorities, according to a study.
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More moms are breastfeeding, report shows
The number of new moms who start breastfeeding and stick with it is on the rise. But there's still room for improvement.
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Check your risk for colorectal cancer
Some risk factors for colorectal cancer you can change; others you can't. But even for risk factors you can't modify, just being aware of them may help you and your doctor decide when and how often you should be screened for the disease.
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7 surprising ways you may be sabotaging your diet
Some of the things you do to try to lose weight may actually keep you from shedding extra pounds.
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