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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
How alcohol affects seniors
Drinking alcohol in any amount can pose special risks for older adults.
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Calcium, vitamin D pills don't prevent fractures in healthy people, task force says
However, both nutrients are important for bone health. And supplements may still be important for some people, such as those who have osteoporosis or a vitamin D deficiency.
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Getting ready for surgery
You play a big role in making your procedure a success.
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Macular degeneration: Who's at risk? What can be done?
Save your sight as you get older.
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Most foot problems easily treated
Know the rules of good foot care.
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Allergies and asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Shell shock: Peanut allergies
Peanut allergies are rare but dangerous.
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Traveling with a nut allergy? Study shows ways to avoid a reaction while in flight
The study identified a set of specific actions people with nut allergies can take to reduce their risk of a reaction during air travel.
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Understanding allergic asthma
Learn more about the most common form of asthma.
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Asthma triggers
Find out what can cause an asthma attack.
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Using a peak-flow meter
Find out how well your lungs are working.
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Arthritis
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Arthritis and your feet
Learn what might be done when arthritis affects your feet.
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Knee, hip replacement surgeries help people return to work, active living
People who have knee or hip replacement surgery can look forward to returning to work and an active lifestyle, according to two studies presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
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Arthritis: How much exercise is too much?
Know when to say when.
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Talking with your doctor about arthritis pain
Describing arthritis pain to your doctor is an important part of your care.
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What is total joint replacement?
Learn when it's used and how it's done.
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Cancer
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Chemotherapy: Coping with hair loss
Know what to do when the treatment that saves your life steals your hair.
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Heart-healthy habits cut cancer risk too
People who follow six of the seven habits recommended for heart health cut their cancer risk by 51 percent, according to a study.
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Smoking ups breast cancer risk, study shows
In the study, women who started smoking before they had their first menstrual cycle had a 61 percent higher risk of invasive breast cancer than women who never smoked.
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Fear of lymphedema after breast cancer exceeds actual risk
The majority of women who have surgery for breast cancer are afraid they’ll develop lymphedema afterward, but their actual risk is very low, according to a study.
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Talking to a friend or relative who has cancer
Knowing when to talk, what to say and how to listen.
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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Alcohol abuse at home: The effect on children
When a parent is addicted to alcohol it affects the whole family.
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Many pre-packaged baby, toddler foods too high in sodium
Nearly 75 percent of the baby and toddler foods evaluated in a study were high in sodium.
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Medication poisoning on the rise in kids
Every minute of every day, a poison control center receives a call about a potential medication poisoning in a child age 5 or younger, according to a report from Safe Kids Worldwide.
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To improve self-esteem, praise kids' efforts instead of their personal qualities, study says
“Adults may feel that praising children for their inherent qualities helps combat low self-esteem, but it might convey to children that they are valued as a person only when they succeed,” said lead researcher Eddie Brummelman, MS, of Utrecht University in the Netherlands.
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Child abuse: How to recognize it and what to do
You can help protect a mistreated child.
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Diabetes
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Diabetes and your feet
What you don't feel can hurt you.
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Tired, achy legs might signal peripheral arterial disease
This common disorder can be serious, but it's often overlooked.
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Check your risk for peripheral arterial disease
Do you have unexplained leg pain or numbness? It may be a sign of peripheral arterial disease.
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Insulin basics
Managing levels of this hormone is a key to controlling diabetes.
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Tips for buying diabetes supplies
The right supplies can make controlling your blood sugar easier.
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Health news
Recent research findings and health updates.
Spring cleaning can help keep the kitchen safe
“Spring cleaning is a great opportunity to give the kitchen a good food safety check and cleaning,” said Karen Ansel, RD, spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
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Heart-healthy habits cut cancer risk too
People who follow six of the seven habits recommended for heart health cut their cancer risk by 51 percent, according to a study.
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Study looks at why some parents don't get teens vaccinated
Parents who don't keep their kids up-to-date on recommended vaccines often have misconceptions about the need for the vaccines or concerns about vaccine safety, according to a study. This is particularly true for the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.
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Texting, talking and emailing common among U.S. drivers
Drivers in the U.S. are more than three times as likely to be talking on their cellphones while on the road as drivers in the United Kingdom. And they’re about twice as likely to be texting or emailing as drivers in Spain.
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Weight gain doesn't take away the heart-healthy benefits of stopping smoking
"Our findings suggest that a modest weight gain, around 5 to 10 pounds, has a negligible effect on the net benefits of quitting smoking," said study co-author Caroline Fox, MD.
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Heart health
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
It’s never too early to protect your heart: Tips for young adults
Taking healthy steps early in life may help you avoid heart disease.
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Weight gain doesn't take away the heart-healthy benefits of stopping smoking
"Our findings suggest that a modest weight gain, around 5 to 10 pounds, has a negligible effect on the net benefits of quitting smoking," said study co-author Caroline Fox, MD.
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Mediterranean diet shown to lower cardiovascular disease risk
Eating a Mediterranean-style diet may help protect people who are at high risk for heart attack, stroke or death from cardiovascular disease, according to the results of a large clinical trial.
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Heart-healthy cooking
How to be heart-smart in the kitchen.
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Understanding trans fat
What it is, where it is and how to avoid it.
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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
Good sports need good shoes
Careful selection of athletic shoes may prevent injuries.
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Childhood ADHD often lasts into adulthood
In a study, researchers found that nearly 30 percent of people who'd been diagnosed with ADHD in childhood still had the condition as adults and 57 percent had an additional psychiatric disorder.
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Cutting out alcohol
Try these tips to help you stay sober.
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How alcohol damages the body
When you abuse alcohol, organs throughout your body pay the price.
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Do you have a drinking problem?
Take a short quiz to find out whether you may have a problem with alcohol.
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
The benefits of breakfast
Eating a healthy breakfast is a great way to jump start your day.
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Concussed athletes should stop play at once, experts recommend
Athletes who have a suspected concussion should be taken out of the game right away and only allowed back after an evaluation by a health care professional trained in concussion treatment, according to new recommendations from the American Academy of Neurology.
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Exercise may help kids better cope with stress
Kids who are active are less likely to experience a surge in the stress hormone cortisol when put in stressful situations than kids who aren't active, according to a study.
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Mediterranean diet shown to lower cardiovascular disease risk
Eating a Mediterranean-style diet may help protect people who are at high risk for heart attack, stroke or death from cardiovascular disease, according to the results of a large clinical trial.
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Returning to exercise after an injury
Rushing back to activity before you have time to heal can put you at risk for re-injury and possibly an even longer downtime.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
Shoe shopping: It’s all about fit
To reduce your risk for foot problems, it's important to choose shoes that fit well.
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Smoking ups breast cancer risk, study shows
In the study, women who started smoking before they had their first menstrual cycle had a 61 percent higher risk of invasive breast cancer than women who never smoked.
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Calcium, vitamin D pills don't prevent fractures in healthy people, task force says
However, both nutrients are important for bone health. And supplements may still be important for some people, such as those who have osteoporosis or a vitamin D deficiency.
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Alcohol's gender gap
Drinking may be especially dangerous for women.
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Escaping from domestic violence
No one deserves to be abused.
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