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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
Depression and seniors
The blues aren't a normal part of growing older.
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Bad back, hips or knees? Acetaminophen may not help
When pitted against a placebo to treat certain conditions, acetaminophen showed little, if any, benefit in a recent study.
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An apple a day does not keep the doctor away
Apples alone can't transform your health. But people who eat them do need fewer medications, researchers say.
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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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Older, wiser, sleepier?
Tips for getting the rest you need.
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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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Check pollen and mold counts to help keep hay fever in check
Learning pollen and mold counts could help you know when to start taking your allergy medicine and when to stay indoors.
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Latex-free? No guarantee
People with latex allergies may want to take a closer look at products labeled "latex-free."
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Take an active role in your asthma control
Don't let asthma slow you down.
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Using a peak-flow meter
Find out how well your lungs are working.
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Arthritis
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Infographic: Osteoarthritis symptoms and facts
About 1/3 of Americans age 65 or older have osteoarthritis. Do you know how to recognize symptoms and risks of this common condition?
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Bad back, hips or knees? Acetaminophen may not help
When pitted against a placebo to treat certain conditions, acetaminophen showed little, if any, benefit in a recent study.
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A guide to arthritis medications
A variety of different medications can help ease arthritis symptoms.
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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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What is total joint replacement?
Learn when it's used and how it's done.
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Cancer
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Infographic: Skin cancer signs
Checking your skin can help you spot skin cancer early. Your doctor can tell you how often to do a check.
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Plan, prep and fly safely when you have cancer
Health and safety should be your top priorities when you travel with cancer. Here's how to prepare before you head to the airport.
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Talking to a friend or relative who has cancer
Knowing when to talk, what to say and how to listen.
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Skin cancer 101
Find out how to prevent and detect skin cancer, and how doctors treat it.
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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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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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Measure children's meds with care, not a spoon
Many sick kids get too much medicine. For small children, too much of a good thing can be toxic. Learn how to measure meds safely.
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Parents: Smoking may harm your child's heart health
Children of smokers are 4 times more likely to have harmful arterial plaque compared to kids whose parents don't smoke.
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Say goodnight: Getting your child to sleep
How to make bedtime easier.
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Infographic: Sleep needs
How many hours do you need each night?
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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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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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Insulin basics
Managing levels of this hormone is a key to controlling diabetes.
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A guide to insulin pumps
If you have diabetes, using an insulin pump may be a convenient way to manage your blood sugar.
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Monitoring diabetes at home
Do you know your blood sugar level?
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Health news
Recent research findings and health updates.
CDC: Current bird flu strain has low risk to humans
A dangerous strain of avian influenza has been reported in domestic poultry. However, no human infections are reported, and the risk to people is considered low.
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Study puts a face on distracted drivers
Of adult drivers, new findings suggest certain types of motorists are more likely to use their phones while on the road.
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Your kitchen towel may be a comfy home for germs
You might be cleaning your hands with the most germ-infested item in your kitchen.
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Food on TV: The difference between cooking and looking
When it comes watching culinary TV programs, it's better to be a viewer than a doer, suggests a study.
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Acne meds: More than 1 in 4 people don't fill all their prescriptions
Treating acne can prevent scarring, improve self-esteem and even ward off anxiety. So why are so many people not getting all of their acne-fighting medications?
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Heart health
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
The types of stroke
All strokes disrupt blood flow to the brain, and all strokes are medical emergencies.
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Transient ischemic attack: A stroke warning you should heed
Taking action when a warning stroke happens can help prevent a later stroke.
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Infographic: Stroke warning signs
Learn the signs and know how to respond.
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Infographic: Inside a blood pressure reading
Learn what the numbers mean.
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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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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
When men battle brittle bones
Osteoporosis can affect men too.
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STI tests important for young people
Each year, an estimated 20 million people in the U.S. get a sexually transmitted infection. Half are young people. Learn when to get tested and how to reduce your risk.
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Grilling with an eye toward good health
Tips for avoiding health hazards when you grill.
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Sleep apnea: What you need to know
This serious—but treatable—sleep disorder affects an estimated 18 million Americans.
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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.
Infographic: Pick your produce
Find out when your favorite fruits and veggies are in season. There's plenty to pick from!
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Packaged foods deliver high sodium
Packaged foods can feed your family in a hurry, but they can provide a day's worth of sodium in just a few bites. Are you watching your intake?
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Looking for a winning diet? Only 2 stand up in a study
If a commercial diet is part of your swimsuit-season prep, take note: The diet you choose might not work all that well.
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Exercise to help keep bones strong
Using your bones will help keep them strong.
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The DASH diet vs. hypertension
Adopting this special eating plan can pay big dividends in your long-term health.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
Blood pressure control important for women
Paying attention to your blood pressure can make a big difference in your health.
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Weight gain myth keeps many women smoking
About 40 percent of women think that cigarettes help with weight control, making many less likely to quit.
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Don't be fooled by some cosmetics' claims
The government is cracking down on claims made by producers of skin and hair care products. But consumers need to be savvy cosmetics shoppers too.
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Why women should know about stroke
Six out of every 10 stroke deaths occur in women.
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Osteoporosis: Battling brittle bones
Prevention is the key to protecting yourself from this bone-weakening disease.
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