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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
Nutrition for seniors
Tips for eating well as you age.
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Cancer: Scientists find clues to why it's linked to age
Aging may alter how cells and DNA work together, silencing genes that might otherwise stop cells from becoming cancerous.
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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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Seniors: What to do about constipation
What does regular mean, anyway?
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Feel better with fiber in your diet
Fiber helps the body function properly.
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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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Colds, allergies during pregnancy may affect child's later health
A child's risk for allergies or asthma may be influenced by the colds or allergy flare-ups his or her mom had while pregnant.
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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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Living with lactose intolerance
Know what to do when dairy products don't agree with you.
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Arthritis
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
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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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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Arthritis on the job
Learn how to cope with arthritis at work.
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A guide to joint aspiration and injection
These procedures are used to draw fluids out of joints or inject medicines into them.
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What are autoimmune diseases?
When the immune system goes awry.
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Cancer
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Cancer: Scientists find clues to why it's linked to age
Aging may alter how cells and DNA work together, silencing genes that might otherwise stop cells from becoming cancerous.
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Cancer in kids: Death rates down by half since 1975
Progress for some cancers is called "dramatic," but the disease remains the second leading cause of childhood death.
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In-home colorectal cancer screening proves reliable
Fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) checks for traces of blood in stool samples that are collected at home and then sent to a lab for analysis.
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Screening for colorectal cancer
Getting tested for colorectal cancer may help you avoid serious health problems down the road.
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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.
Family meals: A time for health and happiness
It's important to set aside time each week for family meals.
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Big drop in child deaths from car crashes
A CDC report finds that the percentage of kids who died in vehicle crashes decreased by 43 percent from 2002 to 2011. But many of those who did die were not properly restrained.
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Children's vitamins: Too much of a good thing?
An analysis of vitamin supplements meant for infants and young children found that many advertise levels much higher than recommended.
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Inflated praise can deflate kids with low self-esteem
Exaggerated compliments put pressure on some children to aim for unrealistically high goals, causing fear and anxiety about failure, studies find.
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Brownbagging it: The tasty and nutritious way
Simple, effective advice for packing healthy school lunches your kids will love.
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Diabetes
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Using the glycemic index when you have diabetes
Insight into food’s ability to raise your blood sugar levels.
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Type 2 diabetes study seeks volunteers
Researchers are looking for people who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes within the past 10 years and who are taking only metformin to treat the disease.
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FDA wants to know if diabetes drug is linked to heart failure
The FDA investigation was triggered by a study that found increased rates of hospitalization for heart failure among people taking saxagliptin.
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Understanding gastroparesis
A disruption in the digestive process that is often caused by diabetes.
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Diabetes and kidney disease
Kidney disease is a potentially serious complication of diabetes.
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Health news
Recent research findings and health updates.
Pharmacies must ban tobacco from stores, says editorial
The American Pharmacists Association urged pharmacies to separate themselves from the sale of tobacco products in 2010. Four years later, an editorial calls for government regulation if pharmacies won't comply.
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Flu season unusually hard on young and middle-aged adults
So far this flu season, 61 percent of people hospitalized for influenza were ages 18 to 64.
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Move over, West Nile: Chikungunya is on its way
A mosquito-borne virus called chikungunya has arrived in the Caribbean and is likely going to make its way to the U.S., predicts an editorial in The Lancet.
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Cat got your hand? Seek quick medical care
As many as one-third of people bitten on the hand by a cat needed hospitalization, and some people required more than one surgery, a study found.
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In-home colorectal cancer screening proves reliable
Fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) checks for traces of blood in stool samples that are collected at home and then sent to a lab for analysis.
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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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Stroke risk soars in the 24 hours after cocaine use
Researchers found that the risk for stroke was six to seven times greater in the 24 hours after a person used cocaine than if he or she hadn't taken the drug.
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Infographic: Know your fats
Some fats are healthier than others.
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Alternatives to high-fat foods
Cut back on fat by choosing low-fat alternatives to your favorite foods.
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Living a heart-healthy life
Healthy habits can help prevent heart disease.
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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
12 steps toward a healthier diet
A look at some simple things you can do to eat more healthfully.
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One-time screening could cut aortic rupture deaths in men by half
Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm is urged for older men with a history of smoking.
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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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What are kidney stones?
Kidney stones are one of the most common problems affecting the urinary system.
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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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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Feel better with fiber in your diet
Fiber helps the body function properly.
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Dietitians offer 10 tips to marry health, flavor
The average adult has 10,000 taste buds. Bring them all alive by adding zest, tang and richness to healthy meals.
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Nutrition basics
To eat well, you need to eat a variety of foods.
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Eating well when you have kidney disease
When your kidneys aren’t doing their job, healthful changes to your diet are essential.
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Nutrition quiz
Test your knowledge about nutrition.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
The benefits of breakfast
Eating a healthy breakfast is a great way to jump start your day.
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Just for women: New guidelines for preventing stroke
On average, women have 55,000 more strokes every year than do men. Longer lifespan is one reason. So are a number of uniquely female factors.
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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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Diet and cancer prevention
No single food or eating plan can prevent cancer, but a healthy diet overall may help cut your risk.
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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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