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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
Seniors: Be smart about medicines
There are many good reasons to "take as directed" by your doctor.
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Pets may improve heart health
Owning a pet may help reduce people's risk for heart disease, according to a review of research on the topic.
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Taking blood thinners safely
If you've been prescribed blood thinners, there are things you need to know in order to stay safe while taking them.
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Tips for preventing hernias
Most hernias can't be avoided, but there are things you can do to help reduce your risk.
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Home remedies for headaches
Medication isn't the only option.
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Allergies and asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Tips for allergy-free gardening
How to control your allergies while you use your green thumb.
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Complementary therapies don't always bring allergy relief
Although certain complementary therapies can have benefits, more traditional approaches—such as staying indoors, wearing a mask or rinsing off when you come inside—might be of greatest help.
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Chalk dust a potential hazard for kids with milk allergy
Children who are allergic to milk may unknowingly also be allergic to a common classroom product—low-powder chalk
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Sinus trouble can be a real headache
Differentiating sinus pain from other types of headaches isn’t always easy.
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Allergies quiz
Test your knowledge about allergies.
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Arthritis
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Weight loss can improve knee arthritis
With each pound you put on, your knees absorb about four extra pounds of pressure.
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Everyday tips for living with arthritis
Making a few adjustments can help you perform routine chores and household tasks without aggravating your arthritis.
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Understanding osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis.
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Questions to ask about arthritis surgery
Find out what you should know before surgery.
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What is rheumatology?
The branch of medicine that addresses diseases of the joints, muscles, bones and connective tissues.
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Cancer
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Cancer: The facts about follow-up care
Follow-up care is important after cancer treatment.
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Report outlines prevalence of behaviors that increase cancer risk
As many as one-third of the 1.6 million U.S. cancer cases expected to occur in 2013 will be linked to poor nutrition, physical inactivity, or being overweight or obese, according to a report from the American Cancer Society.
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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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Should you be screened for prostate cancer?
Your doctor can help you decide if screening is the right choice.
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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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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Headaches in children: What parents need to know
Help your child avoid headache pain.
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1 in 6 high school students has been cyberbullied
Bullying occurred in a variety of online places such as via websites, email, instant messaging and texting.
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Child passengers often at risk because of distracted parents
In a survey of more than 600 parents, almost 90 percent admitted to texting, talking on a cellphone or using some other type of technology while driving their children in cars.
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Biking with baby
Biking with a baby on board requires special skills and precautions.
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Summer camp success
The right camp at the right time equals a summer of fun.
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Diabetes
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Diabetes: Is tight control for you?
Find out what this approach to controlling blood sugar means and who might benefit.
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FDA approves blood test for diagnosing diabetes
Previous hemoglobin A1C tests—also called HbA1C or just A1C tests—have been cleared by the FDA for monitoring diabetes. The Tina-quant HbA1cDx assay is the first to be FDA-approved for diagnosing the disease.
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Government-funded program seeks volunteers with a family history of type 1 diabetes
People who have a family history of type 1 diabetes can now take part in a free, convenient online screening to help find ways to delay or prevent the disease.
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Type 1 diabetes: An introduction
Type 1 diabetes can't be prevented, but it can be controlled.
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Help your child cope with diabetes
How to be the best parent you can be to a child who has diabetes.
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Health news
Recent research findings and health updates.
Smokers twice as likely to quit if they talk with their doctor
Study finds more than two-thirds of smokers want to drop the habit.
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CDC: Fecal germs common in swimming pools
Researchers found that more than half of public pools are contaminated by fecal matter.
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Dermatologists offer tips for choosing the best sunscreen
New label rules should make choosing a good sunscreen easier.
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2012 was the deadliest year yet for West Nile virus
In 2012, there were 286 deaths from West Nile virus—the highest number ever recorded in the U.S.
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Popular sleep aids linked to sharp rise in emergency department visits
The number of emergency department visits caused by bad reactions to the sleep aid zolpidem jumped nearly 220 percent over a span of only five years, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
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Heart health
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Understanding cardiac arrest
Know the risks and how to respond.
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Brisk activity OK for many with implanted defibrillators, study suggests
Heart devices may not always prevent a return to robust sports.
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For heart patients, risks linger in the weeks after hospitalization
Researchers said their findings should prompt recently hospitalized heart patients to closely monitor their symptoms and act quickly if their condition gets worse.
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Pets may improve heart health
Owning a pet may help reduce people's risk for heart disease, according to a review of research on the topic.
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Living with a cardiac pacemaker
Pacemakers are reliable and safe. But there are a few things you need to know to keep your pacemaker working well.
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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
Real men go to the doctor
Even the toughest guys need to look after their health.
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More men getting testicular cancer, study suggests
Testicular cancer is most common among Caucasian males over age 15, but the greatest increase is occurring among Hispanic males, according to University of Chicago researchers who studied testicular cancer trends from 1992 to 2009.
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Many men with erectile dysfunction skip treatment, study suggests
In a study of more than 6.2 million men who had erectile dysfunction, just 25.4 percent filled a prescription for the condition after being diagnosed.
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Overcoming erectile dysfunction
Treatments are available for men of all ages.
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Men's health quiz
Test your knowledge about men's health.
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Overcoming barriers to exercise
Discover how to overcome the hurdles that keep you from exercising regularly.
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1 in 5 U.S. adults meets recommended physical activity levels
Around 51 percent of adults get enough aerobic exercise and around 29 percent get enough strengthening exercise, but just 20 percent get enough of both, according to a study.
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Drink up! Making sure you get enough water
Water and other fluids are especially important during exercise or warm weather.
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5 tips for fitting produce into your grocery budget
No matter how pinched your budget is, there’s still plenty of room for nutrition-rich fruits and vegetables.
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How to choose and store produce
Get the most out of the fruits and veggies you buy.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
Migraines and women
Hormones may be to blame, but treatment can help.
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Dermatologists offer tips for choosing the best sunscreen
New label rules should make choosing a good sunscreen easier.
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Smoking raises colon cancer risk more for women than men
In a study, male smokers faced an 8 percent higher risk for colon cancer than males who never smoked, but the increased risk for female smokers was more than double that—19 percent higher than for females who never smoked.
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Women and bladder control
Bladder control problems are common in women, but they're also usually treatable.
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Gynecological exams: Important for every woman
Sometimes called "well-woman exams," these annual visits help keep you in good health.
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