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Health information especially for seniors.
Seniors: Be smart about medicines
There are many good reasons to "take as directed" by your doctor.
U.S. lifespans: Up or down?
New report offers mixed news on life expectancy and the top 10 causes of death.
How emotions can affect your heart
Look into your heart—your emotions may be stirring up trouble.
Are you at risk for a heart attack?
Many risk factors can be changed to help lower your chances of having a heart attack.
Infographic: Heart attack symptoms
Chest discomfort is the most common symptom, but there are others as well.
Allergies and asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Dining out with food allergies
Following a few safety tips can help you avoid an allergic reaction when you eat at a restaurant.
Eating peanuts may prevent kids' peanut allergies
Here's why the experts changed their minds on giving babies peanut products.
What is anaphylactic shock?
How to spot and respond to this severe allergic reaction.
Smoking bans may keep kids out of the ER
Clean air laws help protect kids at risk for breathing problems.
Asthma symptoms can worsen in winter: Here's what to do
Don't let the weather stop you from exercising this winter.
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Arthritis and intimacy
Stay close to your partner as you manage this chronic illness.
Opioids and you: 5 fast facts
If you're considering using opioids to manage pain, here's what you need to know first.
Arthritis and the heart
Research has linked rheumatoid arthritis to heart problems.
Heat and cold for arthritis
Both temperature extremes may help ease arthritis pain.
A guide to arthroscopy
Many people with joint problems are candidates for arthroscopic surgery.
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Take control of your cancer risk
Lifestyle changes, a vaccine and screening tests can help you avoid many kinds of cancer.
'Chemo brain' can last long after treatment is over
Many breast cancer patients have a mental fog associated with chemotherapy. A new study suggests chemo brain can last as long as six months after treatment.
Mapping out the state of melanoma
Melanoma, a preventable skin cancer, is increasing at alarmingly fast rates in many states.
Social support plays a big role in breast cancer recovery
Friends and family are important, but having a spouse is less beneficial to some women than others, new research suggests.
Chemotherapy: How to protect yourself from infection
If you're receiving chemotherapy, it's vital that you learn how to avoid infections and what to do if one occurs.
Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Avoiding illness at school
Tips to help your child avoid illnesses, from food poisoning to the flu.
Both parents' healthy weight may benefit babies
A study ties parents' obesity to future children's delayed development
Teen substance abuse on the decline
An annual national survey finds that alcohol, tobacco and other substances tempted fewer teens than in past years.
What to do when your child has a cold
How to ease the symptoms.
Raising heart-healthy kids
What parents can do.
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
A dangerous duo: Diabetes and heart disease
Learn how to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke when you have diabetes.
Peripheral arterial disease: Screening can save lives
Early detection can help protect your health.
Diabetes can affect sexual health
A variety of treatments can help restore sexual health in both men and women with diabetes.
Symptoms and signs of diabetes
Find out if you should be screened for diabetes.
Testing for diabetes
Why it's important to learn your blood sugar level.
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Healthy changes to make when you have heart disease
Even if you already have heart disease, it's not too late to make important lifestyle changes and improve your health.
From our brains to our hearts: The stress connection
Activity in a specific part of the brain is high when we're under stress. That discovery points to possible new ways to prevent heart disease and stroke.
Excess weight takes a toll on the heart
If you're overweight, your heart is at risk.
Make a heart attack action plan
It could be a lifesaving move.
Infographic: Health effects of hypertension
High blood pressure can have a serious impact on your body. Explore this infographic to see what can happen if it goes unchecked.
Health information especially for men.
Eating disorders aren't just for women
Anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder can affect males as well as females.
Could you be overfat, but not overweight?
New research says yes.
Living a heart-healthy life
Healthy habits can help prevent heart disease.
Home, clean home
Routine cleaning and disinfecting helps reduce household germs.
Too sick to work?
If you're sick, you may do more harm than good in your workplace.
Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Eat better to help your heart
Tips for getting started.
Dear food diary: What did I eat today?
Logging your meals in a food diary can help you spot problem behaviors.
No time for daily workouts? Don't sweat it
Packing exercise into one or two days on the weekend may lower your risk of early death as much as working out multiple times during the week.
Put together a perfect workout playlist
Music can be a great tool for your workout. But there is a bit of an art to creating a great playlist.
Infographic: How to picture proper portions
Do you know how much is too much? Find out how to recognize an appropriate serving size.
Health information especially for women.
Women: Protect yourself from heart disease
Make a plan to help reduce your risk.
Warning for women: Heart attack symptoms can be subtle
Women can help protect their health by learning the facts about heart attack.
How to deal with winter-dry skin
Try these six simple strategies to see you through the season.
Eating disorders: Red flags
Knowing the signs can lead to early treatment and better chances of recovery.
How to help someone with an eating disorder
You can't solve the problem, but you can offer support and encouragement.
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