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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
Protect yourself from crime this holiday season
A few simple precautions can deter theft.
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Buying gifts for kids: 4 rules for safety
With the holidays around the corner, toys are flying off the shelves. But are they safe? Discover the dangers and how to protect your loved ones.
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Multiple meds becoming more common
Many Americans now take 5 or more prescription drugs. Learn more about this healthcare trend and what it means for you.
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Hearing aids may help the brain as well as the ears
Hearing loss is linked to trouble with thinking and memory. A hearing aid may help with all of these problems, according to a study.
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Alone for the holidays
Keep your season bright even if you're on your own.
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Allergies and asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Asthma: Take steps to avoid respiratory infections
Studies show that most asthma flare-ups are caused by viral infections such as colds and the flu.
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Foods may cause reaction in people with latex allergies
Even handling some foods could cause problems.
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Understanding food allergies
It only takes one bite to cause a health emergency.
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Shell shock: Peanut allergies
Peanut allergies are rare but dangerous.
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Quiz: Going gluten-free
Is going gluten-free on your mind? Get the facts with this quiz before you decide.
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Arthritis
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Baby boomers: When the diagnosis is arthritis
It may seem like you're too young for arthritis, but increasingly, this disease is something baby boomers have to cope with.
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Massage therapy for arthritis pain
For some people, massage may provide just the right touch for pain relief.
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Knee pain: Arthritis
Know what to try when moving hurts.
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When pain won't go away
Learn to control pain so it doesn't control you.
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Traveling with arthritis
Don't let joint pain keep you at home.
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Cancer
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Coping with cancer during the holidays
This year, try to find peace and happiness in old and new ways without overtaxing yourself.
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Boys miss out on vaccine that reduces cancer risk
The HPV vaccine can prevent cancers that currently affect 27,000 men and women each year. Yet many boys still aren't getting vaccinated.
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Eating certain meats causes cancer, report finds
Processed meats are carcinogenic, and red meat probably is too. But what does that mean for your diet? Here's what one global report says.
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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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Quiz: Breast cancer
Find out how much you know about this disease.
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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Helping kids cope with stress
Nine things parents can do.
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How slashing sugar may boost kids' health
Swapping sugary fare for less-sweet foods may lower kids' risk for diabetes and heart disease in less than 2 weeks, suggests new research.
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Make holidays safe for kids
Have a safe holiday with these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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Quiz: Vaccines and kids
Don't let myths about vaccines get in the way of your child's health. Learn the truth about why vaccines matter with this quiz.
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Diabetes
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
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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With or without caffeine, coffee may be good for you
Drinking moderate amounts of coffee daily is linked to a lower risk of dying from several diseases, a study finds.
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Overweight adults should have their blood sugar tested
Being overweight can cause abnormal blood sugar, and in turn, lead to diabetes. That's why new guidelines recommend many overweight adults get screened.
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Traveling with diabetes
What you need to know before you go.
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Infographic: How to test your blood sugar
Does your doctor want you to check your blood glucose levels? Here's how to do it.
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Heart health
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Healthy changes to make when you have heart disease
Even if you already have heart disease, it's not too late to make important lifestyle changes and improve your health.
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Intensive blood pressure treatment has benefits, major study finds
For some people, aiming for a systolic blood pressure of less than 120 mm Hg could significantly reduce their risk for heart attack and death.
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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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How to shake a salt habit
10 creative ways to cut back on sodium.
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Infographic: Sodium sources
Foods don't have to taste salty to be high in sodium.
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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
Men and stress
Learn how to recognize stress, and what you can do about it.
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With or without caffeine, coffee may be good for you
Drinking moderate amounts of coffee daily is linked to a lower risk of dying from several diseases, a study finds.
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Big bellies mean big health risks, even if you're not overweight
Think a low BMI protects you from obesity problems? Think again. A big belly could do more damage.
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Infographic: Heartburn triggers
Find out what kinds of food, drinks and behaviors can trigger heartburn.
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Quiz: What equals 1 drink?
Do you know how much alcohol it takes to make 1 drink? Find the answers here.
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Avoid holiday weight gain
Nine tips for enjoying holiday festivities without putting on pounds.
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America's got a lot of weight to lose
The percentage of obese adults and kids exceeds important health goals, says a new government report.
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What do people really get out of yoga?
Researchers asked people to cite the specific benefits that come with yoga. Their answers may surprise you.
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Infographic: Cold storage safety
Find out how long you can safely store foods in the refrigerator and freezer.
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Take a new approach to New Year's weight loss
Long-term lifestyle changes are key to keeping off the pounds.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
Protect your skin from winter weather
Simple tips for protecting skin when the weather turns cold.
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Can you name the top health risk for women? Many can't
Most women are blind to the risks of heart disease. Have you talked to your doctor about heart health screenings?
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Too many women put on too many pounds during pregnancy
A study found that less than 1/3 of women gain a healthy amount of weight during pregnancy. Find out the risks of gaining too much or too little.
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Home, clean home
Routine cleaning and disinfecting helps reduce household germs.
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Quiz: High heels and feet
Are high heels worth all the pain and strife? Find out with this quiz.
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