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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
Alone for the holidays
Keep your season bright even if you're on your own.
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Be a safety-savvy grandparent
How to make your home a safe haven for your grandkids.
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Protect your back when you travel
Your back can take a beating when you travel. Here’s how to avoid the pain.
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Protect yourself from crime this holiday season
A few simple precautions can deter theft.
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Spotting health fraud
Fraud not only hurts your pocketbook, it could put your health in jeopardy as well.
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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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Winter holiday safety tips for people with allergies or asthma
Microscopic mold in Christmas trees, dust mites in decorations and even the stuffing in turkey can trigger unwelcome sneezing, wheezing and potentially serious allergic reactions.
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Baked egg may be safe for some egg-allergic children
“While these studies show many positive findings for children with egg allergy, parents must practice caution,” said Richard Weber, MD, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology president-elect. “Introducing an allergen back into a child’s diet can have severe consequences, and only should be done under the care of a board-certified allergist.”
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Understanding latex allergy
Latex products can cause allergic reactions.
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Foods may cause reaction in people with latex allergies
Even handling some foods could cause problems.
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Arthritis
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Arthritis and the holidays
The stress of the season may add up to increased pain for people who have arthritis.
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Excess weight raises women's risk of rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis affects an estimated 1.3 million people in the U.S.—about 75 percent of whom are women.
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Traveling with arthritis
Don't let joint pain keep you at home.
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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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Arthritis 101
Questions and answers about arthritis.
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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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Smoke-free laws protect nearly half of all Americans
Laws banning smoking in private workplaces, restaurants and bars are now protecting people in 30 of America's 50 largest cities.
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Cigars aren't safe
All forms of tobacco can hurt you.
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Helping your child cope when you have cancer
Your kids will need help dealing with the changes that cancer brings to your lives.
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Recovering after cancer treatment
Tips to help you heal.
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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Make holidays safe for kids
Have a safe holiday with these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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Pacifiers need regular cleaning, study shows
An infant’s pacifier may be contaminated with harmful germs, from staph bacteria to molds, according to a small study presented at the 2012 American Society for Clinical Pathology Annual Meeting.
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Kids consume more calories when eating restaurant food
When kids eat restaurant food—whether at fast-food places or full-service restaurants—they consume more calories than when eating meals made at home, a study suggests. They also drink more soda and less milk and have a higher intake of sugar, sodium and fat.
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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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Home, clean home
Routine cleaning and disinfecting helps reduce household germs.
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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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Diabetes on the rise nationwide, report shows
From 1995 to 2010, the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes increased by 50 percent or more in 42 states and by 100 percent or more in 18 states.
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Bypass surgery best for opening clogged arteries in people with diabetes, study suggests
People who have diabetes and multiple blockages in the blood vessels that feed the heart may benefit more from bypass surgery than from a less-invasive, artery-opening procedure, according to a study.
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Weight loss may not prevent heart disease in people with type 2 diabetes
However, losing weight does have a variety of other benefits for overweight or obese people who have type 2 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.
Bounce house injuries on the rise
About 31 kids are injured each day in inflatable bounce houses.
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FDA investigating energy drinks
The FDA advised people to talk with their doctors before using energy drinks to ensure that they don't have an undiagnosed health problem that could worsen after using the product.
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Common foods may have more salt than people think
More than 75 percent of the sodium in Americans’ diets comes from processed and restaurant foods, according to the American Heart Association.
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Active people live longer, study shows
Even low levels of exercise can help lengthen life, researchers said.
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Smoking bans improve people's health, studies say
Two separate studies have linked smoking bans to a variety of health benefits, including drops in heart attacks.
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Heart health
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Why you should care about your cholesterol
Three reasons to know your levels.
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Common foods may have more salt than people think
More than 75 percent of the sodium in Americans’ diets comes from processed and restaurant foods, according to the American Heart Association.
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Eating fish linked to lower stroke risk
The study reinforces “a potentially modest beneficial role of fish intake” in the prevention of stroke and transient ischemic attack, the researchers concluded.
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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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Alternatives to high-fat foods
Cut back on fat by choosing low-fat alternatives to your favorite foods.
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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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Multivitamins don't lower heart risks in men, study says
Taking a daily multivitamin doesn’t appear to protect middle-aged and older men from heart attacks, strokes or death from cardiovascular disease, according to a study.
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Avoid holiday weight gain
Nine tips for enjoying holiday festivities without putting on pounds.
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Making resolutions you can live with
How to make 2012 the year you keep your resolutions.
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Can natural remedies cure the common cold?
Many people turn to natural remedies—like echinacea, vitamin C and zinc—as an alternative to treat colds. But do they work? Are they safe?
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Food safety for the holidays
Make proper food handling a holiday tradition.
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New recipes for heart-healthy home cooking
The American Heart Association recently added 30 new recipes to its Simple Cooking with Heart program website.
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Common foods may have more salt than people think
More than 75 percent of the sodium in Americans’ diets comes from processed and restaurant foods, according to the American Heart Association.
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Active people live longer, study shows
Even low levels of exercise can help lengthen life, researchers said.
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Food safety in the refrigerator and freezer
Simple steps for safe cold storage.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
Holiday stress: How to cope
You can't avoid stress, but you can take steps to make sure it doesn't ruin your holidays.
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Excess weight raises women's risk of rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis affects an estimated 1.3 million people in the U.S.—about 75 percent of whom are women.
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How to stop mindless eating
Almost all of us unknowingly overeat—and usually not out of hunger or even because what we’re eating tastes particularly good.
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Avoid holiday weight gain
Nine tips for enjoying holiday festivities without putting on pounds.
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Protect your skin from winter weather
Simple tips for protecting skin when the weather turns cold.
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