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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
Causes and risk factors for Alzheimer's disease
Researchers are still trying to find out what causes Alzheimer's disease, but they have some leads.
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Seniors underestimate how bad flu can be
Seniors get hit hard by the flu, but only a handful say they are worried about it this season. Here's why it should be a concern.
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Employed seniors enjoy better health
Working may be good for your wallet and your health. A new study suggests older Americans who continue to work are in better health than their retired peers.
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Infographic: How to set up a sickroom
Has someone come down with the flu? Protect the health of others by setting up a sickroom.
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Seniors: Any age is a good age to quit smoking
Why quitting makes sense for seniors.
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Allergies and asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Infographic: How to use a peak flow meter
A peak flow meter can help measure how well your lungs are working. See how to use one.
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Parents aren't always prepared to use epinephrine safely
Epinephrine injections can save a child's life during an allergy emergency. But a new study explains how safety could be improved when administering them.
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Sticking with fitness could help improve asthma
Exercise can be beneficial when it comes to asthma control, new research confirms. But how much and how often is enough?
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Cigarettes: No. 1 enemy of lungs
Smoking is the direct cause of several diseases.
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Don’t let allergies, asthma ruin your winter holidays
Indoor allergies are a problem for millions of Americans every winter.
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Arthritis
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Living with rheumatoid arthritis
Six things you can do to help control the disease.
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Getting ready for joint replacement surgery
Planning ahead can help ensure that you have a successful surgery and a speedy recovery.
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Alternative treatments for arthritis
What to know before you try alternative medicine for arthritis.
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Parenting with arthritis
Arthritis doesn't have to keep you from being an active, involved parent.
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Understanding polymyalgia rheumatica
PMR is a common cause of muscle aches and stiffness in older adults.
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Cancer
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Researching cancer treatment options
How to make sure the information you find is reliable.
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Many cancer survivors miss out on good nutrition
Eating right helps those who've beaten cancer avoid health problems long-term. But many survivors aren't getting the healthy foods they need.
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Lung cancer: Causes and symptoms
To reduce your chances of developing lung cancer, avoid every risk factor you can.
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Lung cancer in nonsmokers
Even people who don't smoke can develop lung cancer.
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Infographic: What's in cigarette smoke?
Arsenic, formaldehyde and lead are a few of the substances found in cigarette smoke.
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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Talk to your kids about smoking
You can help your children stay smoke-free.
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Flavored tobacco: A taste that tempts teens
Flavors like chocolate, fruit and candy are luring teens to use tobacco products, a new report suggests. And these products may have an aftertaste that's not so sweet.
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Hand sanitizers pose poisoning risk
Children may be tempted to drink hand sanitizer, putting them at risk for alcohol poisoning. Here's what you can do about it.
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Is your kid sitting safely?
Many drivers aren't properly restraining kids in cars, upping the risk for injury, a new report shows. Are your little ones buckled up right?
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Quiz: E-cigarettes
Is your e-cig safer than a pack of smokes? Find out the facts in this quiz.
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Diabetes
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Infographic: Checkups to get when you have diabetes
Keep your diabetes in check with these routine tests.
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Type 2 diabetes: An introduction
Healthy habits can help you prevent this disease and its complications.
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Diabetes: Should you count carbohydrates?
Carbohydrate counting is one tool you can use to help control blood sugar if you have diabetes.
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Diabetic eye disease: Types and treatments
Early diagnosis and treatment can help preserve your vision.
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Driving with diabetes
Taking a few precautions can help you stay safe on the road.
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Heart health
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Heart-healthy holiday eating
With a little planning, you can make the holiday season a delicious and healthy time.
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High blood pressure? You may need a second reading
Checking your blood pressure outside of the doctor's office may provide a better look at your health, new guidelines suggest. Find out how.
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More exercise key to preventing heart failure
A brisk walk 30 minutes a day may not be enough to significantly lower your risk for heart failure, a study finds. So how much is enough?
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Can sex cause a heart attack?
Contrary to the common belief, very few people have heart attacks during or right after sex.
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Infographic: What your cholesterol numbers mean
When your cholesterol numbers are off, it puts your health at risk. Do you know what your levels mean?
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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
Quiz: Men's hair loss
Attention, men: Learn surprising facts about baldness by taking this quiz.
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Beware 'natural' male enhancement supplements
Alternative remedies can range from ineffective to downright dangerous.
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Screening out men's major health threats
Routine screening tests can help detect health problems in their early stages.
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The cost of smoking
Find out how much a smoking habit is costing you.
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Infographic: Smoking's damage to the body
Smoking cigarettes can do a lot of bad things to your body, but that damage can sometimes go sight unseen. Take a deeper look into the health hazards of smoking.
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Infographic: Turkey safety
Get an idea of how long it will take to safely thaw and cook a turkey.
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Can caramel apples cause food poisoning?
Last year over 30 people got sick from eating caramel apples. Researchers think they've figured out why.
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Eating right when you have diabetes
Getting started on a healthy eating plan is especially important after you've been diagnosed with diabetes.
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Exercising when you have diabetes
Exercise can be good for people with diabetes, but it's important to put safety first.
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Quiz: Stretching
See if you can tell fact from fiction in this quiz all about stretching and its benefits.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
Holiday stress: How to cope
You can't avoid stress, but you can take steps to make sure it doesn't ruin your holidays.
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Time for a mammogram? Maybe not
New breast cancer screening recommendations are out. Most notable? Mammograms at 40 are no longer the norm. Learn what else has changed.
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Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes?
Answer a few questions to learn more about your risk factors for the most common form of diabetes.
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Maintaining a healthy weight after you quit smoking
If you watch what you eat and stay active, you can keep your weight in check after you quit smoking.
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Infographic: How the flu spreads
As many as 20 percent of Americans get the flu every year. Find out how the virus spreads
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