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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
Nutrition for seniors
Tips for eating well as you age.
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Your doctor wants to hear about memory loss
A new study suggests that older adults often stay silent about memory loss, even when talking to doctors. Learn why they shouldn't.
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More Americans are living to 100
More than 72,000 Americans are age 100 or older. A new report outlines who's living longer and what diseases pose a danger to centenarians.
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Seniors: What to do about constipation
What does regular mean, anyway?
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Infographic: How to picture proper portions
Do you know how much is too much? Find out how to recognize an appropriate serving size.
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Allergies and asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Watch out for molds
Mold spores can cause allergic reactions in some people.
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Baby boomers can find hay fever relief in allergy shots
Does grass pollen leave you itching and sneezing? New study finds allergy shots to be safe and effective for seniors with hay fever.
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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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Medications to treat asthma
The proper medications can help you breathe easier if you have asthma.
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Arthritis
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Finding the right job when you have arthritis
Take the time to find a job that fits your needs and abilities.
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Chronic pain? Be careful about misusing over-the-counter drugs
A survey finds that people with chronic pain often purposely take more than the recommended amount of over-the-counter pain reliever.
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Facts on frozen shoulders
Know what they are, how they're fixed.
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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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Get in the swim of things with water exercises for arthritis
Water is a safe, ideal environment for relieving arthritis pain and stiffness.
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Cancer
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Infographic: Colon cancer screening options
Use this infographic to learn about 3 ways you can screen for colon cancer.
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Colorectal cancer becoming more common among younger crowd
Researchers estimated that by 2030, people younger than 50 will account for more than 1 in 10 colon cancers and nearly 1 in 4 rectal cancers.
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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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Treating colorectal cancer
The best treatment for you depends on a variety of factors, including how far the cancer has spread.
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Colorectal cancer: Moving forward after treatment
More people than ever are surviving colorectal cancer—but many are unsure about what their future holds after treatment.
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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
How to get kids to try fruits and vegetables
Practical tips for parents.
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Changes in diet may be helping teens get healthier
Metabolic syndrome in teens has gotten less severe in recent years. Healthier food choices could be at play.
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New parents should know these top poisoning risks
Every year, a shocking number of babies 6 months and younger are exposed to accidental poisoning. A new study finds a pattern in what's causing it.
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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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Is your child ready for team sports?
Choose the right sport for your child, and the right time for him or her to start playing.
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Diabetes
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Dining out when you have diabetes
Tips for eating well when you're away from home.
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Obesity, diabetes in mom affect child's risk of autism spectrum disorder
A combination of diabetes and pre-pregnancy obesity in mom could have a negative effect on a child's risk of autism spectrum disorder.
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Prediabetes affects 1 in 3 Americans
86 million Americans have prediabetes. But nearly 9 out of 10 of them don't know it. Have you checked your risk?
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Diabetes and kidney disease
Kidney disease is a potentially serious complication of diabetes.
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Hypoglycemia: A sugar issue
Low blood sugar can be a hazard for people who have diabetes.
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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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Walnuts work to benefit cholesterol and insulin sensitivity
A new study compared 3 different types of diets. And the diet high in walnuts had health benefits the other plans did not.
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Fat fact: There's a type of fat that can be good for you
Protecting yourself from heart disease might be as easy as replacing one type of fat with another.
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Understanding atherosclerosis
It's important to learn about the risk factors for this artery-clogging disease and to take action now to protect your health.
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Infographic: Know your 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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Study: Caffeine not linked to irregular heartbeats
Experts used to think caffeine could cause an irregular heartbeat. But new findings say that isn't the case.
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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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Diet may affect prostate cancer risk
Changing your diet may help lower your risk of prostate cancer.
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Quiz: Kidney stone prevention
Are you making the right choices to help protect yourself from kidney stones? Find out with this quiz.
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
How to stop mindless eating
Almost all of us unknowingly overeat—and usually not out of hunger or even because what we're eating tastes particularly good.
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Not just fast food: Most restaurants serve too many calories
Think fast-food joints are the only culprits when it comes to high calories? Think again.
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How many calories do you need each day?
Learn how many calories you need each day to maintain your weight.
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Feel better with fiber in your diet
Fiber helps the body function properly.
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Infographic: Heartburn triggers
Find out what kinds of food, drinks and behaviors can trigger heartburn.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
Women: Do you need a dietary supplement?
A healthy diet is key, but some women may also benefit from supplements.
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Migraines worsen as menopause nears
A new study adds support to the idea that estrogen withdrawal plays a big role in women's migraines.
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Women and heart attacks: New statement explores different causes and symptoms
Women have different causes and symptoms of heart attack than men, which could impact their risks and survival rates.
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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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Quiz: Zika virus
Test your knowledge of the Zika virus by taking this quiz.
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