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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
Managing your weight as you age
Weight management in later years pays healthy dividends.
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Seniors aren't attending cardiac rehab after a heart attack
In a new study, 67 percent of people referred for cardiac rehab didn't even start the program, possibly putting their heart health at risk.
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Sexual satisfaction isn't just for the young
A new study shows that many women age 60 and older are enjoying satisfying and active sex lives. Learn what helps keep them satisfied.
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Seniors and surgery
Age alone shouldn’t keep you from having surgery.
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The different types of cholesterol
High cholesterol raises your heart disease risk, but not all cholesterol is the same.
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Allergies and asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Count asthma absent
Tips for helping kids avoid asthma problems in the classroom.
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Take action on asthma before kids go back to school
At home or at school, good asthma control is key to a happy, healthy kid. Do your homework on how to help your child stay safe.
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Don't wait to use epinephrine in allergy emergencies
An expert allergy panel concludes: The benefits of using epinephrine outweigh the risks when severe allergic reactions occur.
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Does your child have asthma?
What to expect when you take your child to the doctor.
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Quiz: Hay fever
If you have hay fever, what are you actually allergic to? Test your smarts about seasonal allergies with this quiz.
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Arthritis
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Arthritis: Getting a good night's rest
Quality sleep is especially important if you have arthritis.
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Juvenile arthritis: Signs and symptoms
Juvenile arthritis often affects the knees, hands and feet.
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Over-the-counter pain medicines: Use them safely
Over-the-counter pain medicines are generally safe, but it's important to use them as directed.
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Loosen the grip of arthritis pain
Don't let your joints get you out of joint.
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Pain quiz
Test your knowledge.
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Cancer
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Watch for warning signs of cancer
Knowing what to look for may be an important first step in defeating the disease.
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Jimmy Carter's cancer puts spotlight on melanoma
Melanoma was found on the former president's liver and brain. But this cancer usually starts on the skin. Find out how to detect it early.
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What younger cancer patients can do to preserve fertility
New findings highlight the need for adolescents and young adults with cancer to discuss fertility options with doctors.
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Prostate cancer: What's family got to do with it?
Men with a close family history of prostate cancer face an increased risk for the disease.
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Prostate cancer: When is a biopsy necessary?
If a doctor suspects prostate cancer, you may need a biopsy.
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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Infographic: Sleep safety for baby
Many products made for cribs may actually increase the risk of sleep-related deaths among infants. Learn how create a safer sleep environment for baby.
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Internet safety among top 10 dangers for kids
Today’s kids face risks that may have been unimaginable just a few years ago. Find out what’s putting kids in danger and how to protect them.
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Viruses thrive in big families with little kids
Parents can expect more illnesses with the addition of every child, a study finds.
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Tips to protect kids from falling furniture
Two-thirds of injuries from tipping TVs and furniture involve kids under 5. Learn how to protect your family.
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Helping kids succeed at school
10 things parents can do at home to help kids do well in class this year.
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Diabetes
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Diabetes: Keep your cholesterol under control
Many people with diabetes also have high cholesterol levels.
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Sugary drinks up diabetes risk regardless of weight
Even if you're not overweight, daily drinking of sugary beverages may make you vulnerable to type 2 diabetes.
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Intermittent claudication: When walking makes legs ache
A possible sign of troubled arteries.
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What is peripheral neuropathy?
This common problem is caused by damaged nerves, usually in the hands and feet.
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Diabetes quiz
Test your knowledge about diabetes.
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Health news
Recent research findings and health updates.
Millions of contact lens users put their eyes at risk
In a new survey, 99 percent of adults who use contacts say they engage in at least 1 behavior that could cause an eye infection.
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Early school bells to blame for sleepy teens
CDC finds that schools need to push start times to keep up with students' sleep needs.
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Kardashian's morning sickness drug post prompts FDA warning
Reality diva Kim Kardashian had a lot to say about her morning sickness remedy, a product called Diclegis. But according to FDA, she didn't mention any of the drug's risks.
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Many teens may not recognize weight problems
Adolescent obesity is on the rise, but changing social norms mean many teens don't consider themselves overweight.
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HPV protection still low among teens
Human papillomavirus causes 27,000 cases of cancer each year . The good news is there’s a vaccine. The bad news? Not everyone is getting vaccinated.
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Heart health
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Losing weight when you have high cholesterol
Weight control is an important part of cholesterol control.
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For a healthier heart, skip the Southern fare
Those who eat fried foods, processed meats and sugary drinks are more likely to get heart disease, says a new study.
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A guide to fats
Some fats are healthier than others.
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The cholesterol test
A simple blood test can tell you where your cholesterol stands.
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Cholesterol quiz
Test your knowledge.
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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
8 steps men can take to improve their health
Take action now to help ensure a healthy future.
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Working long hours raises stroke risk by 33 percent
The more time you spend at the office, the higher your risk for stroke, a study finds.
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Should you be screened for prostate cancer?
Your doctor can help you decide if screening is the right choice.
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Prostate cancer: Lowering your risk
Research suggests that healthy habits may potentially decrease a man's chances of getting prostate cancer or dying from the disease.
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Check your risk for prostate cancer
Several factors can increase your risk of prostate cancer. But knowing your risk can help you and your doctor make a plan to protect you.
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Infographic: Know your fats
Some fats are healthier than others.
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Learn 2 ways to eat better and improve your cholesterol
These 2 tips can help you keep your cholesterol in a healthy range and lower your risk of heart disease.
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Recipe revival: How to make your favorite meals healthier
Simple steps for improving the nutritional value of your favorite recipes.
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Diet and cholesterol
Five food choices that can help you control your cholesterol levels.
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Choosing a healthful cooking oil
The healthiest cooking oils are generally those made from plants such as corn, canola, olive, safflower, soybean and sunflower.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
Working mothers and stress
Tips to help you unwind.
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New drug approved to treat low sexual desire
Hypoactive sexual desire disorder in women is common, and until recently, there was no FDA-approved therapy available.
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Women: Coping with persistent adult acne
Acne is supposed to be a high school concern. But for many women, it's a problem they continue to face as adults.
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5 things women should know about cholesterol
Unhealthy amounts of cholesterol in the blood are a major risk factor for heart disease, the leading cause of death for women in the U.S.
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Menopause may bring a change in cholesterol levels
Cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease as women get older.
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