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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
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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Falls among seniors are on the rise
Falls among those 65 and older is higher than in recent years. And it has to do with more than just an aging population.
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Quick antiviral action urged this flu season
For some, antiviral flu meds can keep a mild case of the illness from turning more serious.
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Are you at risk for a heart attack?
Many risk factors can be changed to help lower your chances of having a heart attack.
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Caregivers need care too
Don't forget to take care of yourself.
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Allergies and asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Living with an animal and an allergy
What to do when you're allergic to your pet.
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Asthma ups risk for sleep apnea
If you have asthma, watching out for sleep apnea symptoms may be important, suggests new study findings.
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Dining out with food allergies
Following a few safety tips can help you avoid an allergic reaction when you eat at a restaurant.
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Infants and food allergies
Learn the usual signs and what you can do.
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What is anaphylactic shock?
How to spot and respond to this severe allergic reaction.
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Arthritis
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Arthritis and intimacy
Stay close to your partner as you manage this chronic illness.
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Risk for gout attack goes up when the sun is down
New research sheds light on why gout flare-ups are more likely to occur during some parts of the day than others.
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Arthritis and the heart
Research has linked rheumatoid arthritis to heart problems.
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Heat and cold for arthritis
Both temperature extremes may help ease arthritis pain.
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Finding the right job when you have arthritis
Take the time to find a job that fits your needs and abilities.
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Cancer
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Recovering after cancer treatment
Tips to help you heal.
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New HPV vaccine could dramatically decrease cancers
At least 50 percent of sexually active people get HPV. But now a new vaccine prevents even more types of HPV infection and the diseases that can come with it.
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Childhood cancer: Coping with a diagnosis
A look at the emotions parents often struggle with when a child is diagnosed with cancer and advice on coping with these feelings.
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Coping with the physical effects of cancer
Lifestyle changes and medicines may help you feel better.
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Cancer prevention quiz
Test your knowledge.
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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Raising heart-healthy kids
What parents can do.
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In kids, too few ZZZs could mean too many lbs
Smart sleep habits in early childhood may be key to maintaining a healthy weight later on, research suggests.
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Smartphones may reduce kids' healthy sleep
Parents might want to add smartphones to the list of electronics banned from a child's bedroom.
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Giving medicine to kids
Learn how to give medicine the right way, at the right time and in the right amount.
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What is respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)?
RSV is the leading cause of severe respiratory illness in children younger than 2 years.
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Diabetes
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
A dangerous duo: Diabetes and heart disease
Learn how to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke when you have diabetes.
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Type 1 diabetes: Start tight control early and live longer, study says
If you have type 1 diabetes, getting intense with blood sugar control early on can mean a longer, healthier life, new data suggests.
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Diabetes: Is tight control for you?
Find out what this approach to controlling blood sugar means and who might benefit.
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Diabetes can affect sexual health
A variety of treatments can help restore sexual health in both men and women with diabetes.
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Hypoglycemia: A sugar issue
Low blood sugar can be a hazard for people who have diabetes.
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Health news
Recent research findings and health updates.
Quick antiviral action urged this flu season
For some, antiviral flu meds can keep a mild case of the illness from turning more serious.
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Stroke drops in ranks of top killers, but rates still remain too high
Though stroke death rates have dropped slightly, it's still crucial to take steps to reduce your risk for stroke.
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Keepsake ultrasounds may be trendy, but are they safe?
While doctor-prescribed ultrasounds are safe, the FDA recommends against a new trend in pregnancy: Getting commercial ultrasounds for keepsake photos.
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Prescription drugs at center of most poison-related deaths
Many poisonings are due to prescription drugs, but recent report also names emerging dangers.
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Flexible schedules may help workers catch the ZZZs they're missing
Americans with lengthy work schedule commitments are at high risk of poor performance and health due to sleep deprivation.
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Heart health
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Excess weight takes a toll on the heart
If you're overweight, your heart is at risk.
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Optimists may enjoy better heart health
Look on the bright side! Your heart may benefit.
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Understanding atherosclerosis
It's important to learn about the risk factors for this artery-clogging disease and to take action now to protect your health.
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Cigarette smoking and heart attack
There are several ways cigarette smoking can damage your heart.
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Heart health quiz
Test your knowledge about heart health.
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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
Eating disorders aren't just for women
Anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder can affect males as well as females.
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Alcohol poisoning kills 6 in the U.S. every day
CDC says deaths from alcohol poisoning are a greater problem than previously thought.
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Too sick to work?
If you’re sick, you may do more harm than good in your workplace.
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Living a heart-healthy life
Healthy habits can help prevent heart disease.
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Get help right away for heart attack symptoms
Too often people don’t recognize the signs of a heart attack and wait too long to get help. Chest pain is one red flag of a heart attack, but there are others too.
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Breaking through a weight-loss plateau
What to do when the pounds stop coming off.
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Walk for 20 minutes, and you may prevent early death
Inactivity may be more deadly than obesity. New research suggests staying active may lower premature death risk by up to a third.
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Make healthy choices, and your partner may follow suit
In a relationship? Making decisions to become healthier may also have a positive effect on the health of your partner.
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Exercising when you have heart disease
A heart problem usually isn’t a reason to avoid physical activity.
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Eat better to help your heart
Tips for getting started.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
Women: Learn your heart disease risk
A look at the factors that can put a woman at risk for heart trouble.
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Folic acid important for all women who could become pregnant
There are 2 easy ways to get enough folic acid.
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Eating disorders: Red flags
Knowing the signs can lead to early treatment and better chances of recovery.
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12 steps toward a healthier diet
A look at some simple things you can do to eat more healthfully.
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Infographic: Heart attack symptoms
Chest discomfort is the most common symptom, but there are others as well.
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