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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
Safe driving for seniors
Tips for staying safe behind the wheel as you get older.
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All baby boomers need hepatitis C tests, says federal task force
Three out of every four people infected with the liver-damaging virus are baby boomers, but many of them may not know they carry the disease.
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Arthritis and your feet
Learn what might be done when arthritis affects your feet.
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Exercising as you age
Staying active is one of the best things a senior can do to enjoy a longer, healthier and more independent life.
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Strength training for seniors
Strength training can help you stay strong and active as you age.
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Allergies and asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Helping your child cope with asthma
Learn how parents can help children deal with the emotional side of the disease.
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4 things kids with asthma should tell their doctor
Researchers urge parents to let their child do more of the talking during asthma checkups.
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Coping with dust mite allergies
It's impossible to completely get rid of dust mites, but you can take steps to help limit your contact with them.
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A shot to prevent sneezes?
Allergy shots could prevent another sniffly season.
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Food allergy or intolerance: What’s the difference?
Food intolerance is sometimes mistaken for an allergy, but it's not as serious.
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Arthritis
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Make a plan for managing arthritis pain
A pain management plan may make living with arthritis easier.
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Prescription painkiller deaths in women take alarming jump
About 18 women in the U.S. die from a prescription painkiller overdose every day, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Juvenile arthritis symptoms not worsened by MMR booster shot, study suggests
Although the study’s findings are limited, further research may discover that other live-virus vaccines are safe for kids with weak immune systems
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Juvenile arthritis: Signs and symptoms
Juvenile arthritis often affects the knees, hands and feet.
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Pain quiz
Test your knowledge.
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Cancer
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
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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Menthol cigarettes more addictive, harder to quit
The minty additive lures more young people and minorities into smoking, according to the FDA, which may take regulatory action.
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Healthy eating and exercise are key to preventing chronic disease
Health problems related to nutrition can take years to develop, so it's vital to start healthy habits early and stick with them.
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Medical radiation: A cause for concern?
Worries about radiation shouldn't keep you from getting a test you need, but it is a good idea to take steps to minimize your exposure.
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Cancer prevention quiz
Test your knowledge.
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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Letting go of your college-bound child
You may not be truly prepared for the intensity of your feelings when your child leaves home for college.
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Many American kids have poor eating, activity habits
A survey of more than 10,000 young people finds that few are meeting recommended exercise and nutrition guidelines.
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Taking medicines at school
How to make sure your child gets the treatments he or she needs while at school.
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Back to school: A parent's checklist
Things to do before school starts.
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School health quiz
Test your knowledge.
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Diabetes
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Disaster planning especially important for people with diabetes
If you have diabetes, planning ahead can help make sure a natural disaster doesn't turn into a medical emergency.
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Healthy eating and exercise are key to preventing chronic disease
Health problems related to nutrition can take years to develop, so it's vital to start healthy habits early and stick with them.
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Diabetes at school
Make sure your child's diabetes management continues in class.
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Teens and diabetes
Tips to help teens keep diabetes under control.
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Diabetes quiz
Test your knowledge about diabetes.
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Health news
Recent research findings and health updates.
Menthol cigarettes more addictive, harder to quit
The minty additive lures more young people and minorities into smoking, according to the FDA, which may take regulatory action.
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Tick spit holds clues about blood clotting
Research into how ticks feed on humans and other hosts may lead to new treatments for heart attack, stroke and other diseases.
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Benefits of statins outweigh risks, study finds
Researchers reviewed findings from 135 previous studies and concluded that possible side effects are minor and uncommon.
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Less time sleeping leads to more time eating, study finds
People who stay up late watching TV, playing video games or surfing the internet are more likely to gain weight than those spending more time in bed.
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Handwashing habits are lax for many
Handwashing is the most effective way to stop the spread of disease, but a study finds that only a small number of people take the time to do it properly.
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Heart health
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Medicine management tips for people with heart disease
Dos, don’ts, whys and how-tos for taking heart medicine as prescribed.
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Benefits of statins outweigh risks, study finds
Researchers reviewed findings from 135 previous studies and concluded that possible side effects are minor and uncommon.
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Facts on statins
Statins are the first drug in the cholesterol-lowering lineup.
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Medicines important after a heart attack
Medicines can help you heal after a heart attack.
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Heart health: What is a stress test?
An exercise stress test can show how well your heart performs and detect problems that can be treated.
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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
Eight steps men can take to improve their health
Take action now to help ensure a healthy future.
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Melanoma is deadlier for young males than females, study shows
The many disparities between the sexes in how melanoma develops suggests the possibility of a biologically different male versus female melanoma, scientists suggest.
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Handwashing habits are lax for many
Handwashing is the most effective way to stop the spread of disease, but a study finds that only a small number of people take the time to do it properly.
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Exercise, hot weather can be a dangerous mix
Have fun outdoors, but stay cool.
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Sunglasses for all seasons
Summer or winter, your eyes need protection from the sun's harmful rays.
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Summer produce: What’s in season?
A look at some of the fruits and vegetables that are in season this summer.
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Healthy eating and exercise are key to preventing chronic disease
Health problems related to nutrition can take years to develop, so it's vital to start healthy habits early and stick with them.
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How to get the most nutrients from your produce
The way you store and prepare fruits and vegetables can influence how many vitamins and minerals you get from them.
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How to get kids to try fruits and vegetables
Practical tips for parents.
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Vitamins quiz
Test your knowledge about vitamins.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
Women: Coping with persistent adult acne
Acne is supposed to be a high school concern. But for many women, it's a problem they continue to face as adults.
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Kidney stones may raise heart risk in women
Researchers found a modest but still statistically significant link between kidney stones and heart disease—but the reasons for it are unknown.
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Prescription painkiller deaths in women take alarming jump
About 18 women in the U.S. die from a prescription painkiller overdose every day, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Medicines can make skin sun-sensitive
Certain antibiotics, antihistamines and pain relievers can make skin more vulnerable to damage or allergic reactions when exposed to sunlight.
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Women's health quiz
Test your knowledge about women's health.
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