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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
Why you should care about your cholesterol
Three reasons to know your levels.
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Diabetes, depression and dementia: 2 studies explore links
As blood sugar levels rose, so did the risk for dementia, according to one study. Having both diabetes and depression increased the risk for dementia in other research.
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Intermittent claudication: When walking makes legs ache
A possible sign of troubled arteries.
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Memory worries: What happens with age?
Minor glitches are more likely than major problems.
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Memory basics
How it works, and why it sometimes doesn't.
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Allergies and asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Count asthma absent
Tips for helping kids avoid asthma problems in the classroom.
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Fall allergy season has begun: Here's how to cope
One common cause of fall allergies is ragweed, which starts blooming in August. In fact, ragweed may cause allergy symptoms for as many as 75 percent of people who have allergic rhinitis (sometimes called hay fever).
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Asthma 'disappears' in 1 of 5 children
Remission is most common in boys and in kids not allergic to furry animals. But the disease isn't gone, and it often returns in adulthood.
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Asthma: A guide to inhalers and nebulizers
Inhalers and nebulizers are important tools for managing asthma and other airway diseases.
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Asthma quiz
Test your knowledge.
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Arthritis
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Over-the-counter pain medicines: Use them safely
Over-the-counter pain medicines are generally safe, but it's important to use them as directed.
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Understanding polymyalgia rheumatica
PMR is a common cause of muscle aches and stiffness in older adults.
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Alternative treatments for arthritis
What to know before you try alternative medicine for arthritis.
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Rheumatoid arthritis: Coping with fatigue
Most people who have rheumatoid arthritis experience fatigue. Here are some strategies to help you cope.
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Arthritis quiz
Test your knowledge about arthritis.
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Cancer
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Researching cancer treatment options
How to make sure the information you find is reliable.
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Breast cancer: 1 in 5 women reject news of their risk
Even after taking tests that tailor risk numbers to each individual, many women involved in a study held on to pre-existing beliefs about their risk for breast cancer.
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HPV vaccine underuse will lead to additional cervical cancers
Health officials urge parents to immunize kids to help prevent gynecological cancers in daughters and oropharyngeal and genital cancers in sons.
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Prostate cancer: What's family got to do with it?
Men with a close family history of prostate cancer face an increased risk for the disease.
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Leukemia 101
Questions and answers about leukemia.
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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Helping kids succeed at school
10 things parents can do at home to help kids do well in class this year.
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Obesity in kids shows signs of decline
After decades of climbing upward, rates go down in some states. But 1 of every 8 preschoolers still is obese, according to CDC.
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Frequent stomach pain in childhood linked to anxiety in adulthood
Children with tummy troubles for no known reason are at increased risk for continuing anxiety and depression, a study found.
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Consistent bedtimes early in life may boost brain power
A study in Britain found that children who had a regular bedtime at age 3 did much better on reading, math and other tests at age 7 than children whose bedtimes varied from day to day.
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Crib safety basics
How to make your child's sleep environment safe.
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Diabetes
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Diabetes: Keep your cholesterol under control
Many people with diabetes also have high cholesterol levels.
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Diabetes, depression and dementia: 2 studies explore links
As blood sugar levels rose, so did the risk for dementia, according to one study. Having both diabetes and depression increased the risk for dementia in other research.
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What is peripheral neuropathy?
This common problem is caused by damaged nerves, usually in the hands and feet.
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Lifestyle changes help manage peripheral arterial disease
When artery disease affects your legs, it's not too late to make healthy changes.
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Peripheral arterial disease: Screening can save lives
Early detection can help protect your health.
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Health news
Recent research findings and health updates.
Flame-retardant chemicals may increase body's estrogen levels
Research from the National Institutes of Health adds to concerns about the possible ill effects of flame retardants on people's endocrine and reproductive systems.
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Inflammatory bowel disease, gastroenteritis worsen in heat waves
Extended periods of hot temperatures lead to an increase in hospital admissions for certain digestive diseases, according to Swiss study.
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4-fold jump in ER visits for stimulant abuse
The number of young adults who sought emergency treatment after misusing both prescription and over-the-counter stimulants spiked dramatically over 7 years.
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Obesity in kids shows signs of decline
After decades of climbing upward, rates go down in some states. But 1 of every 8 preschoolers still is obese, according to CDC.
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'Gluten-free' claims on foods must meet FDA standards
Regulations give people with celiac disease more confidence that foods they choose won't damage their intestinal tract.
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Heart health
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Losing weight when you have high cholesterol
Weight control is an important part of cholesterol control.
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Your risk for stroke: 'Look into my eyes'
People with high blood pressure are at increased risk for stroke. Examining blood vessels in the eyes may reveal how high a person's risk is.
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Obesity adds to heart disease risk year after year
Researchers found that people's likelihood for developing coronary artery calcification—or hardening of the arteries to the heart—goes up for every year they remain obese.
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Diet and cholesterol
Five food choices that can help you control your cholesterol levels.
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Cholesterol quiz
Test your knowledge.
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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
Screening out men's major health threats
Routine screening tests can help detect health problems in their early stages.
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Acetaminophen can cause serious skin reactions in rare cases
Both ibuprofen and naproxen already carry warnings about the same possibly life-threatening side effects now linked to acetaminophen.
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Check your risk for prostate cancer
Several factors can increase your risk of prostate cancer. But knowing your risk can help you and your doctor make a plan to protect you.
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Understanding benign prostatic hyperplasia
This problem is common among older men, but it's also highly treatable.
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Prostate cancer quiz
How much do you know about prostate cancer?
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Diet and cholesterol
Five food choices that can help you control your cholesterol levels.
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Obese at age 5: A link to sugary drinks
Daily consumption of sugar-sweetened sodas, juices and sports drinks is linked to excess weight at very young ages.
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'Gluten-free' claims on foods must meet FDA standards
Regulations give people with celiac disease more confidence that foods they choose won't damage their intestinal tract.
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Choosing a healthful cooking oil
The healthiest cooking oils are generally those made from plants such as corn, canola, olive, safflower, soybean and sunflower.
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A guide to fats
Some fats are healthier than others.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
5 things women should know about cholesterol
Unhealthy amounts of cholesterol in the blood are a major risk factor for heart disease, the leading cause of death for women in the U.S.
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Breast cancer: 1 in 5 women reject news of their risk
Even after taking tests that tailor risk numbers to each individual, many women involved in a study held on to pre-existing beliefs about their risk for breast cancer.
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Women: Get a leg up on PAD
Too often, peripheral arterial disease goes unnoticed in women.
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Work and life: Seek a healthy balance
Are you living to work?
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7 tips for using cosmetics safely
Whether you’re looking to cover gray, lengthen lashes, create on a sunless tan, or cover up unsightly acne, you’ll want to be sure your cosmetics won’t harm your eyes or skin.
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