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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
Are you at risk for a heart attack?
Many risk factors can be changed to help lower your chances of having a heart attack.
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Flu continues to spread; officials urge vaccination
It's not too late to benefit from the flu vaccine.
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Preventing the flu when you have heart disease
If you have heart disease, the flu can cause serious complications.
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Growing older, staying intimate
Love can get even better with time.
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Options for independent living in later life
Consider your choices.
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Allergies and asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Dining out with food allergies
Following a few safety tips can help you avoid an allergic reaction when you eat at a restaurant.
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Infants and food allergies
Learn the usual signs and what you can do.
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Watch out for molds
Mold spores can cause allergic reactions in some people.
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What is anaphylactic shock?
How to spot and respond to this severe allergic reaction.
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Living with an animal and an allergy
What to do when you're allergic to your pet.
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Arthritis
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Arthritis and the heart
Research has linked rheumatoid arthritis to heart problems.
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Vitamin D no help for knee osteoarthritis, study says
Taking supplements of vitamin D doesn't appear to ease pain caused by osteoarthritis of the knee or slow the progression of the disease, according to a study.
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Joint replacement risks higher for people with rheumatoid arthritis, study suggests
A study suggests that people with rheumatoid arthritis have a higher risk of dislocation and infection after joint replacement surgery than those with osteoarthritis.
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Heat and cold for arthritis
Both temperature extremes may help ease arthritis pain.
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Arthritis and intimacy
Stay close to your partner as you manage this chronic illness.
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Cancer
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Will cancer come back?
Fear of cancer recurrence is stressful and common.
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Lung cancer death risk on the rise for female smokers, study says
Women who smoke face a dramatically higher risk of dying from lung cancer or lung disease today than in the 1960s, a study found.
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Number of Americans dying from cancer drops by 20 percent
Cancer death rates in this country have fallen by 20 percent from their peak in 1991, according to an annual report from the American Cancer Society.
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Coping with the physical effects of cancer
Lifestyle changes and medicines may help you feel better.
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How to help when your partner has breast cancer
Communication is the key to any healthy relationship, and that’s doubly true after a cancer diagnosis.
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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Helping kids avoid the flu
What parents can do.
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Limiting TV before bed might help kids get to sleep, study finds
Watching TV and using other electronic media devices might affect sleep by arousing the brain, disrupting the body’s natural sleep rhythm or simply keeping kids up later, according to background in the study.
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Recess is good for kids, pediatricians say
Recess breaks are a necessary part of a child’s school day—and one of the keys to healthy growth and development both in and out of school, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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Raising heart-healthy kids
What parents can do.
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Winter workouts for kids
The days are short and the weather's cold, but kids still need exercise.
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Diabetes
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
A dangerous duo: Diabetes and heart disease
Learn how to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke when you have diabetes.
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People with diabetes who have custom shoes don't wear them enough, study says
Custom-made footwear can help prevent diabetic foot ulcers, but many people who have custom shoes don't wear them regularly.
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Kidney disease ups risk of early death in people with diabetes
Preventing kidney disease in people who have diabetes could help save lives, according to a study.
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Diabetes: New recommendations for blood pressure goals, glucose testing
The American Diabetes Association has issued new recommendations for blood pressure goals in people with diabetes and clarified how frequently people with type 1 diabetes should check their blood sugar levels.
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Diabetes can affect sexual health
A variety of treatments can help restore sexual health in both men and women with diabetes.
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Health news
Recent research findings and health updates.
Number of Americans dying from cancer drops by 20 percent
Cancer death rates in this country have fallen by 20 percent from their peak in 1991, according to an annual report from the American Cancer Society.
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Lower doses recommended for some sleep medications
Current dosages of zolpidem leave too much of the drug in the system the next morning, which can impair driving and other activities, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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Prescription drug misuse still a leading health concern
Prescription drug misuse is second only to marijuana use as the most prevalent illicit drug problem in the U.S, according to a report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
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Survey shows more than 4 percent of Americans have fallen asleep at the wheel
Drowsy driving contributes to about 2.5 percent of fatal motor vehicle crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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Antidepressants during pregnancy don't increase stillbirth risk, study says
The decision about whether or not to use SSRIs when pregnant is a complex one, the researchers cautioned, and women should discuss the pros and cons of taking these medicines with their doctors.
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Heart health
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Living a heart-healthy life
Healthy habits can help prevent heart disease.
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How emotions can affect your heart
Look into your heart—your emotions may be stirring up trouble.
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Diagnosing heart disease
A look at some of the tests doctors can use to detect and diagnose heart trouble.
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Excess weight takes a toll on the heart
If you're overweight, your heart is at risk.
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Heart health quiz
Test your knowledge about heart health.
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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
Eating disorders aren't just for women
Anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder can affect males as well as females.
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Smooth shaving: Dermatologists offer tips to ease irritation
Shaving can be hard on the skin, particularly in winter months when skin may be dry. However, it is possible to achieve a smooth look and feel while minimizing the nicks and irritation.
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Men: You're never too young to start protecting your heart
Heart disease prevention should start as early as possible.
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Are you at risk for a heart attack?
Many risk factors can be changed to help lower your chances of having a heart attack.
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Make a heart attack action plan
It could be a lifesaving move.
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Keeping fit, staying warm
Try these tips for cold weather exercise.
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Clearer nutrition labels might help consumers make healthy choices, study finds
A study identified two possible food label formats that could make it easier for people to understand the nutritional value of the foods they eat.
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Breaking through a weight-loss plateau
What to do when the pounds stop coming off.
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Exercising when you have heart disease
A heart problem usually isn’t a reason to avoid physical activity.
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Eat better to help your heart
Tips for getting started.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
Women: Protect yourself from heart disease
Make a plan to help reduce your risk.
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Lung cancer death risk on the rise for female smokers, study says
Women who smoke face a dramatically higher risk of dying from lung cancer or lung disease today than in the 1960s, a study found.
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Nearly 14 million women binge drink, government report finds
Binge drinking raises the risk for health problems including breast cancer, sexually transmitted diseases, heart disease and unintended pregnancy.
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Study looks at how well women are following Pap test guidelines
Consistent with the latest national recommendations, more young women in the U.S. are waiting to have their first screening test for cervical cancer until age 21. But many women who have had hysterectomies continue to get tested, even when there may be no need.
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Eating disorders: Red flags
Knowing the signs can lead to early treatment and better chances of recovery.
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