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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.
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.
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.
Infographic: How to set up a sickroom
Has someone come down with the flu? Protect the health of others by setting up a sickroom.
Seniors: Any age is a good age to quit smoking
Why quitting makes sense for seniors.
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.
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.
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?
Cigarettes: No. 1 enemy of lungs
Smoking is the direct cause of several diseases.
Don’t let allergies, asthma ruin your winter holidays
Indoor allergies are a problem for millions of Americans every winter.
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Living with rheumatoid arthritis
Six things you can do to help control the disease.
Getting ready for joint replacement surgery
Planning ahead can help ensure that you have a successful surgery and a speedy recovery.
Alternative treatments for arthritis
What to know before you try alternative medicine for arthritis.
Parenting with arthritis
Arthritis doesn't have to keep you from being an active, involved parent.
Understanding polymyalgia rheumatica
PMR is a common cause of muscle aches and stiffness in older adults.
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Researching cancer treatment options
How to make sure the information you find is reliable.
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.
Lung cancer: Causes and symptoms
To reduce your chances of developing lung cancer, avoid every risk factor you can.
Lung cancer in nonsmokers
Even people who don't smoke can develop lung cancer.
Infographic: What's in cigarette smoke?
Arsenic, formaldehyde and lead are a few of the substances found in cigarette smoke.
Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Talk to your kids about smoking
You can help your children stay smoke-free.
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.
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.
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?
Is your e-cig safer than a pack of smokes? Find out the facts in this quiz.
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Infographic: Checkups to get when you have diabetes
Keep your diabetes in check with these routine tests.
Type 2 diabetes: An introduction
Healthy habits can help you prevent this disease and its complications.
Diabetes: Should you count carbohydrates?
Carbohydrate counting is one tool you can use to help control blood sugar if you have diabetes.
Diabetic eye disease: Types and treatments
Early diagnosis and treatment can help preserve your vision.
Driving with diabetes
Taking a few precautions can help you stay safe on the road.
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.
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.
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?
Can sex cause a heart attack?
Contrary to the common belief, very few people have heart attacks during or right after sex.
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?
Health information especially for men.
Quiz: Men's hair loss
Attention, men: Learn surprising facts about baldness by taking this quiz.
Beware 'natural' male enhancement supplements
Alternative remedies can range from ineffective to downright dangerous.
Screening out men's major health threats
Routine screening tests can help detect health problems in their early stages.
The cost of smoking
Find out how much a smoking habit is costing you.
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.
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.
Can caramel apples cause food poisoning?
Last year over 30 people got sick from eating caramel apples. Researchers think they've figured out why.
Eating right when you have diabetes
Getting started on a healthy eating plan is especially important after you've been diagnosed with diabetes.
Exercising when you have diabetes
Exercise can be good for people with diabetes, but it's important to put safety first.
See if you can tell fact from fiction in this quiz all about stretching and its benefits.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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