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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
Leaving the hospital
Learn what you can do to stay healthy and avoid readmission.
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Listeria infection poses big danger to pregnant women, older adults
People at high risk should avoid unpasteurized milk, soft cheeses made from it and some Mexican-style cheeses.
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How the heat affects seniors
Older people are among those at greatest risk for heat-related illnesses.
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Yard and garden safety
Take precautions while you're working in the yard.
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Medicines can make skin sun-sensitive
Certain antibiotics, antihistamines and pain relievers 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.
Traveling with allergies and asthma
Traveling to different parts of the country may expose you to different—and maybe more—allergens and asthma triggers than you're used to.
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Have summer allergies? Your meds may make you a road risk
You could find yourself asleep at the wheel due to the side effects of some allergy medications.
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Avoiding and treating insect stings
Learn how to avoid insect stings and what to do if you get stung.
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Control pollution from home heating and cooling systems
How to keep your indoor air clean.
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National Allergy Bureau
A resource for information on local pollen and mold counts.
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Arthritis
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Gardening with arthritis
Don't let arthritis keep you from enjoying your garden.
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Fitness program can ease symptoms of osteoarthritis
Experts recommend a balanced exercise routine, performed three to five days a week.
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Arthritis: Getting a good night's rest
Quality sleep is especially important if you have arthritis.
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Your aching hands: Is it arthritis?
Arthritis in the hands and wrists makes even the simplest tasks a challenge. But there are things you can do to ease the pain.
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Understanding gout
This painful joint disease typically starts with swelling in the big toe.
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Cancer
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
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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HPV vaccines working, though use is still limited
Four years after a vaccine for high-risk strains of human papillomavirus became available, 56 percent fewer teen girls are found to have the disease.
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Skin: Understanding actinic keratosis
Some skin lesions may warn of increased cancer risk.
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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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Skin cancer quiz
Test your knowledge.
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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
How to get kids to try fruits and vegetables
Practical tips for parents.
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Many children dying in car crashes because they aren't buckled up
A study takes a look at the evidence and finds that many parents are unaware of how their youngsters should be restrained in vehicles.
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10 ways parents can keep kids moving this summer
The We Can! program offers multiple resources for parents and others to help kids stay at a healthy weight.
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More kids getting poisoned by adult prescription meds, study says
Intentional misuse by teens makes their injuries likely to be severe.
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Summer safety for kids
5 safety zones parents should keep in mind this summer.
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Diabetes
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Diabetes: Taking care of your skin
Up to a third of people with diabetes are eventually affected by skin conditions ranging from itchiness to serious infections.
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Adding red meat to your diet may raise your diabetes risk
Data from three separate studies finds that how much red meat you eat over several years can raise or lower your risk for the disease.
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Driving with diabetes
Taking a few precautions can help you stay safe on the road.
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Diabetes: You don't have to swear off sweets
The occasional sweet indulgence can be a part of a healthful diet—even for someone with diabetes.
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How diabetes damages the body
When not properly controlled, diabetes can cause complications from head to toe.
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Health news
Recent research findings and health updates.
Stopping stroke: Minutes really do matter, study finds
Getting treatment as little as 15 minutes faster can make a big difference in how a person recovers from stroke.
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Infections, autoimmune diseases may increase risk for mood disorders
A large study suggests that people treated for infections and autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis are vulnerable to mental disorders like depression.
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Sugary drink consumption down in U.S.
Kids and adults are drinking fewer sugar-sweetened beverages at lunch, dinner and snack time than they did 12 years ago.
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Campaign urges adults to seek help for bowel problems
Embarrassment stops many people from talking to their doctors about treatment options.
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Bad weather ahead: How to prepare for storm season
Dangerous weather conditions can develop anywhere in the United States, at any time. Make sure you're ready.
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Heart health
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Taking blood thinners safely
If you've been prescribed blood thinners, there are things you need to know in order to stay safe while taking them.
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Stopping stroke: Minutes really do matter, study finds
Getting treatment as little as 15 minutes faster can make a big difference in how a person recovers from stroke.
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Improving seven health measures can cut stroke risk
Blood glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, weight, exercise, diet and smoking all affect a person's stroke risk, but controlling blood pressure is the most important, according to a study.
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Atrial fibrillation: Taking stroke risk to heart
About 15 to 20 percent of strokes are linked to atrial fibrillation, a condition that affects the heart.
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Overcoming stroke: How rehabilitation helps
Stroke rehabilitation helps people regain strength, movement and independence.
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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
Sunscreen basics
Learn how sunscreen can help save your skin.
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Adding red meat to your diet may raise your diabetes risk
Data from three separate studies finds that how much red meat you eat over several years can raise or lower your risk for the disease.
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Use a food thermometer for safety when cooking out (or in)
Only about 1 in 5 people uses a food thermometer when cooking meat and poultry.
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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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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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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Produce safety: Avoid foodborne illness
Tips for safely handling produce.
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Health benefits of vegetarian diets get another boost
A large, but short-term, study suggests vegetarians may have a lower risk for dying of heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease and other noncancer causes.
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Grilling with an eye toward good health
Tips for avoiding health hazards when you grill.
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Preventing sprains and strains
Try these tips for reducing your risk.
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Exercise, hot weather can be a dangerous mix
Have fun outdoors, but stay cool.
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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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Obesity during pregnancy raises the risk for premature birth
Obesity has replaced smoking in many countries as the most preventable risk factor for pregnancy complications, according to researchers.
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Sunscreen every day helps keep wrinkles away, even in middle age
Using sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15 every day can significantly slow aging of the skin, even in middle-aged men and women.
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Sunburn: More than just red skin
Sunburn is a warning sign that your skin has sustained serious damage.
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Yard and garden safety
Take precautions while you're working in the yard.
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