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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
Aging myths
Discover what’s true—and what’s not—about life after 60.
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For better late-life heart health, exercise more
Staying physically active—or even increasing your activity level—may be good for your heart, a study found.
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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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Managing your weight as you age
Weight management in later years pays healthy dividends.
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Protect your back when you travel
Your back can take a beating when you travel. Here’s how to avoid the pain.
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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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Goodbye allergy shots? 3 new hay fever pills approved
FDA has given the OK to three pills to treat various grass-pollen allergies.
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Keep allergies away on your wedding day
What to do when your wedding date coincides with allergy season.
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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.
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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Arthritis: A stumbling block for the middle-aged
Age isn’t the only thing creeping up in middle age—so is your risk of falling.
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Diagnosing arthritis
The first step toward treating the disease.
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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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Understanding osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis.
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Cancer
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Infographic: Cancer by the numbers
Learn about the lifetime risk a man or woman has of developing or dying from specific types of cancer.
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Senior women may be at risk for cervical cancer after all, experts say
Study suggests that older women may need to visit with their doctors about their screening schedules for cancer.
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Fatal five: 2 in 3 Americans die from these 5 causes
"We're losing well over 100,000 people every year in this country from diseases and injuries that could have been easily prevented," said CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH.
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Skin cancer: Regular doctor's visits save lives
Regular doctor’s visits are associated with lower melanoma death rates.
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Cancer: The facts about follow-up care
Follow-up care is important after cancer treatment.
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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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Kids with repeated UTIs may find relief with drug combo
If your child has frequent UTIs, this study could point the way to relief.
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More than teen angst: Mental health issues may persist into adulthood
It can be tempting to write off teen mental illness as simple angst. But a study suggests that some illnesses don't fade away with age.
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Ikea lamps for kids may pose strangulation hazard
Dangling cords on these lamps can quickly entrap tiny, curious kids.
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Knee injury prevention for young athletes: Think training, not padding
Knee injuries are increasingly common in organized youth sports—but they're not inevitable. Specific training programs can help.
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Diabetes
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
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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More kids living with type 1 or 2 diabetes
Diabetes rates take a dramatic eight-year jump. Parents may help turn the tide.
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Obesity to blame for rising rates of type 2 diabetes
Researchers uncovered more evidence that America’s expanding waistlines have pushed diabetes rates upward over the past two decades
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Food label facts for people with diabetes
If you have diabetes, you may want to pay special attention to food labels.
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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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Health news
Recent research findings and health updates.
Injuries from pool chemicals are common and preventable
Don’t let a pool-chemical injury keep you from enjoying the water: Learn how to use pool chemicals the right way.
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The perils of poultry: Backyard farmers beware of salmonella risks
Don’t kiss that chicken! It might make you sick.
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Fatal five: 2 in 3 Americans die from these 5 causes
"We're losing well over 100,000 people every year in this country from diseases and injuries that could have been easily prevented," said CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH.
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Antibiotics losing fight against common infections
"Without urgent, coordinated action, the world is headed for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries which have been treatable for decades can once again kill," said Keiji Fukuda, MD, MPH.
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FDA wants to regulate e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco
Defining products like e-cigarettes as tobacco products would change where, how and to whom they can be sold.
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Heart health
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
It’s never too early to protect your heart: Tips for young adults
Taking healthy steps early in life may help you avoid heart disease.
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For better late-life heart health, exercise more
Staying physically active—or even increasing your activity level—may be good for your heart, a study found.
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Second stroke not inevitable: New guidelines point the way to prevention
Lifestyle changes and blood pressure control are among the steps people can take to avoid another stroke.
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Heart-healthy cooking
How to be heart-smart in the kitchen.
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A guide to cardiac rehabilitation
Growing stronger, adopting a healthy diet, making lifestyle changes and learning about heart disease are important goals of cardiac rehabilitation programs.
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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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Fatal five: 2 in 3 Americans die from these 5 causes
"We're losing well over 100,000 people every year in this country from diseases and injuries that could have been easily prevented," said CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH.
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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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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.
Infographic: Cold storage safety
Find out how long you can safely store foods in the refrigerator and freezer.
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Walk your way to creativity
Researchers say walking, not sitting, is the key to creative thought.
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Safe grilling
The key to safe and tasty grilled food is cooking each item to the right temperature.
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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.
Home remedies for headaches
Medication isn't the only option.
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Senior women may be at risk for cervical cancer after all, experts say
Study suggests that older women may need to visit with their doctors about their screening schedules for cancer.
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Irregular periods could mean increased risk of ovarian cancer
New study could provide important clues for doctors hoping to lower ovarian cancer death rates.
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Mom's weight at the start of pregnancy affects baby's health
Researchers find that the risk to a baby's health increases along with a mother's weight.
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Tan in a bottle: The sunless alternative
Sunless tanning lotions and bronzers can bring some color to your skin without the worry of skin damage.
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