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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
Infographic: Garden safety
Gardening is a great way to boost your wellness, but make sure to plant seeds for safety before you get in the dirt.
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High blood pressure in midlife linked to dementia risks later on
Maintaining a healthy blood pressure at every stage of your life isn't just good for your cardiovascular health. It's also good for your brain health.
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Aging myths
Discover what’s true—and what’s not—about life after 60.
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Is dry, itchy skin a natural part of aging?
How to smooth and soothe dry skin.
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Medicines can make skin sun-sensitive
Certain medicines can make skin more vulnerable to damage or allergic reactions when exposed to sunlight.
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Allergies and asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
When asthma acts up
During an asthma flare-up, changes inside your lungs bring on breathing troubles.
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Helping your child cope with asthma
Learn how parents can help children deal with the emotional side of the disease.
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Control pollution from home heating and cooling systems
How to keep your indoor air clean.
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Understanding angioedema
Allergies are a common cause of this skin condition.
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Lungs quiz
Test your knowledge.
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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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Popular pain relievers get stronger heart attack, stroke warnings
The risk of heart attack or stroke can occur early: within the 1st weeks of using an NSAID, according to FDA. And there's more.
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Diagnosing arthritis
The first step toward treating the disease.
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Understanding rheumatoid arthritis
When the immune system attacks the joints.
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Treating rheumatoid arthritis
Improved treatments mean people with this autoimmune disease have a better outlook than in the past.
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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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Cancer: The facts about follow-up care
Follow-up care is important after cancer treatment.
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What is cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy uses extreme cold in the form of liquid nitrogen or argon gas to kill an unwanted or diseased growth on the skin or inside the body.
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Check your skin for signs of cancer
Skin self-exams are one of the keys to finding skin cancer early, when simple treatment is most likely to be effective.
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Check your risk for skin cancer
Skin cancer is now the most common cancer in the United States. While the disease can affect anyone, some people are more vulnerable than others.
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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
The fight against childhood obesity starts early
Your child is never too young to develop healthy habits. A new report identifies triggers of childhood obesity and how parents can prevent it.
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More parents consider childhood vaccines safe
Safer. More beneficial. Required. These are some of the sentiments parents shared in a new survey about vaccines for kids.
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Hydration isn't happening for kids
Nearly 25 percent of kids don't drink plain water, according to a new study. Here's how to help your young one drink up.
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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.
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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Obesity continues to rise, American health in jeopardy
More than two-thirds of American adults 25 and older are overweight or obese and may be at greater risk for chronic diseases.
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Keep kidney disease in check
Early detection and treatment of kidney trouble can help prevent or delay chronic kidney disease.
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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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Health news
Recent research findings and health updates.
Online symptom checkers have accuracy issues
A study of 23 online symptom checkers finds you've got about a 50-50 shot at getting the right diagnosis in the top 3 results.
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Surge in salmonella linked to high heat and heavy rain
A changing climate could lead to increased salmonella risks, research suggests. Here's what you need to know to stay safe.
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Quarter of adults fib about flossing
More than 25 percent of adults aren't telling their dentists the truth about how often they floss, a new survey suggests. Why lie? Just do it.
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Fewer Americans are tanning indoors
The drop is good news for skin cancer prevention. But millions of adults still use dangerous tanning beds and booths, experts say.
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Online cats purr-fect for boosting mental health
Feeling stressed and anxious? Click on cats! Watching this type of content could give you pep, new research suggests.
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Heart health
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Learning you have high blood pressure
What you'll need to know to help get high blood pressure under control.
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Seniors: Tell heart failure to take a walk
Habits like taking brisk walks and keeping an eye on your weight may help prevent heart failure among those 65 and older.
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Half of U.S. adults are slashing sodium
The majority of Americans eat too much salt, but a new CDC report suggests half of us are trying to cut back.
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The DASH diet vs. hypertension
Adopting this special eating plan can pay big dividends in your long-term health.
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High blood pressure quiz
Test your knowledge about high blood pressure.
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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
Overcoming erectile dysfunction
Treatments are available for men of all ages.
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Infographic: What your pee color means
The color of your urine can say a lot. Find out what you’re flushing.
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Drink up! Making sure you get enough water
Water and other fluids are especially important during exercise or warm weather.
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Men: Make time to discuss prostate cancer screening with your doctor
Screening for prostate cancer has pros and cons. Men need to talk with their doctor about what's best for them.
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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: Treating sports injuries
Mild strains and sprains can benefit from initial treatment at home using the R.I.C.E. method.
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Only 1 adult in 5 eats enough fruits and vegetables every day
Are you a meat-and-potatoes person? Here's why you should add some carrots, berries or beans to the mix.
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Dining in is dining better
Whether the restaurant is sit-down or drive-thru, the feast is going to be worse for you than if you dined at home, new research suggests.
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The benefits of strength training
Working out with weights speeds up metabolism and helps you burn calories.
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Grilling with an eye toward good health
Tips for avoiding health hazards when you grill.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
10 screening tests women need
What tests to get and when.
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Marijuana and moms-to-be don't mix
Using marijuana when you're pregnant could be as dangerous for your baby as smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol.
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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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Exercise, hot weather can be a dangerous mix
Have fun outdoors, but stay cool.
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How dense are you? A guide to testing your bone mass
Bone mineral density testing can help measure the strength of your bones.
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