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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
Aging myths
Discover what’s true—and what’s not—about life after 60.
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Walking, running offer similar heart health benefits
Running, walking are about the same for lowering cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure risks, according to a study.
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Older, wiser, sleepier?
Tips for getting the rest you need.
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Depression and seniors
The blues aren't a normal part of growing older.
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Living with osteoporosis
If you have osteoporosis, you can take steps to protect your bones, reduce your risk for fractures and help ensure that you live an active life.
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Allergies and asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Hay fever: A sneeze on the breeze
Spring is here. Has your nose sprung a leak?
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Asthma and allergies often go hand-in-hand
At least two-thirds of adults who have asthma also have allergies, according to a study.
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Keep allergies away on your wedding day
What to do when your wedding date coincides with allergy season.
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Take an active role in your asthma control
Don't let asthma slow you down.
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Does your child have asthma?
What to expect when you take your child to the doctor.
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Arthritis
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
The emotional side of arthritis
Take steps to cope with the emotional effects of arthritis.
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Arthritis: Simplify your life
Choosing to simplify your life by setting priorities and changing your lifestyle can help you better manage arthritis.
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Taking care of arthritic joints
Self-help tips for people with osteoarthritis.
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A guide to arthritis medications
A variety of different medications can help ease arthritis symptoms.
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Treating rheumatoid arthritis
Improved treatments mean people with this autoimmune disease have a better outlook than in the past.
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Cancer
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Grilling with an eye toward good health
Tips for avoiding health hazards when you grill.
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Water pipes aren't a safe alternative to cigarettes, study finds
People who smoke tobacco using water pipes may be inhaling less nicotine and other carcinogens than cigarette smokers, but they’re filling their lungs with higher levels of different toxins that put their health at risk.
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A healthy diet can help people avoid cancer
"While cancer can leave us feeling helpless, the good news is, there are measures you can take to prevent the disease," said Ethan Bergman, PhD, RDN, president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. "Your diet is one of the most important factors under your control."
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Skin shouldn't soak up too much sun
Tips for avoiding melanoma and other types of skin cancer.
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Check your skin for signs of cancer
Skin self-exams are one of the keys to finding skin cancer early, when simple treatment is most likely to be effective.
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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Protect kids from sunburn
Sunburns during childhood are linked to skin cancer in adulthood.
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The cinnamon challenge: A risky game teens shouldn't play
The so-called cinnamon challenge—a dare to swallow a tablespoon of ground cinnamon in 60 seconds without drinking fluids—is a risky fad with potentially serious health consequences, medical experts warn.
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Larger plates lead children to eat more, study shows
Using larger-sized dishes appears to encourage kids to serve themselves more food at mealtime and, in turn, eat more, a study in the journal Pediatrics suggests.
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Say goodnight: Getting your child to sleep
How to make bedtime easier.
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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.
Diabetes: Protect your mental health
Maintaining good emotional health is an important part of keeping diabetes in check.
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FDA approves new diabetes drug
Canagliflozin, which is taken as a tablet, may be used along with diet and exercise to help improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes.
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Diabetes: Keep an eye out for high blood pressure
As many as two out of three adults with diabetes also have high blood pressure.
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Diabetic eye disease: Types and treatments
Early diagnosis and treatment can help preserve your vision.
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What is Charcot's foot?
A condition often linked to nerve damage caused by diabetes.
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Health news
Recent research findings and health updates.
Change diet, exercise habits together for best results, study says
People who are trying to improve their health are more likely to meet diet and exercise goals if they address both lifestyle habits at the same time rather than focusing first on one habit and then the other, a study suggests.
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More sleep could help trim teen obesity rate
In a study, researchers found a connection between sleeping fewer hours during the high school years and a tendency to gain more weight.
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Avoid supplements that contain DMAA, FDA warns
Found in some supplements that claim to help people lose weight, build muscle and improve performance, dimethylamylamine (DMAA) has been linked to a rise in blood pressure, along with chest pain, shortness of breath and heart attack.
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Bacteria in the gut may raise heart risk from eating red meat
The findings of a new study may help clarify why vegan and vegetarian diets are heart-healthy—and why eating a lot of lean meat can still lead to heart disease.
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People around the world are getting too much sodium
Americans aren’t the only ones with an unhealthy sodium habit. Most of the world’s population eats too much sodium—and many people may die early from heart disease and stroke as a result of their high intake.
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Heart health
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Risk factors for stroke and how to control them
What you can do to help protect yourself from stroke.
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Chronic pain common after stroke, study finds
Stroke survivors often experience chronic pain that may complicate their road to recovery, according to a study.
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People around the world are getting too much sodium
Americans aren’t the only ones with an unhealthy sodium habit. Most of the world’s population eats too much sodium—and many people may die early from heart disease and stroke as a result of their high intake.
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How high blood pressure affects the body
High blood pressure can damage your heart, brain, eyes and other organs.
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High blood pressure quiz
Test your knowledge about high blood pressure.
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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
When men battle brittle bones
Osteoporosis can affect men too.
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New prostate cancer screening guidelines released by the American College of Physicians
Men between the ages of 50 and 69 should discuss the pros and cons of the PSA test with their doctor. Only those who have a clear preference for screening should have the test, according to the new guidelines.
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Prostate cancer: Lowering your risk
Research suggests that healthy habits may potentially decrease a man’s chances of getting prostate cancer or dying from the disease.
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Insomnia: When sleep is a struggle
Know what to do when you can't get good sleep.
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Do you have a sleep disorder?
Answer a few questions about your sleep habits to determine if you might have a sleep disorder.
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
The DASH diet vs. hypertension
Adopting this special eating plan can pay big dividends in your long-term health.
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Change diet, exercise habits together for best results, study says
People who are trying to improve their health are more likely to meet diet and exercise goals if they address both lifestyle habits at the same time rather than focusing first on one habit and then the other, a study suggests.
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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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Exercise to help keep bones strong
Using your bones will help keep them strong.
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Nutrition for athletes
Eating well can help you get more from exercise.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
Osteoporosis: Battling brittle bones
Prevention is the key to protecting yourself from this bone-weakening disease.
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Vitamin D may reduce women's risk of uterine fibroids
Women who have enough vitamin D circulating in their blood cut their risk of fibroids in the uterus by 32 percent compared with women who have lower levels of the vitamin.
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Tan in a bottle: The sunless alternative
Sunless tanning lotions and bronzers can bring some color to your skin without the worry of skin damage.
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Blood pressure control important for women
Paying attention to your blood pressure can make a big difference in your health.
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Why women should know about stroke
Six out of every 10 stroke deaths occur in women.
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