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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
Cold-weather safety for seniors
Cold weather can present special challenges for older adults.
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Salty medicines: How much sodium are you getting?
Some medications contain enough sodium to push people over the recommended daily intake, according to a study.
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Living well into your 90s
A study found that people who are in their 90s now are mentally sharper and more physically able than those who reached the same age a decade earlier.
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Handwashing can keep you healthy
Regular handwashing is a simple, effective way to protect yourself from germs.
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Is there a cure for the wintertime blues?
Seasonal affective disorder can make winter a season of sadness.
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Allergies and asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Allergic to indoors
What to do when your allergies happen at home.
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Cat allergies jump among people with asthma
The number of people with asthma who also are allergic to cats more than doubled over an 18-year period, according to research presented at the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
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6 common allergy myths debunked
“Many early medical beliefs have been proven to be incorrect as research has advanced,” said David Stukus, MD, in a presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
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Understanding contact dermatitis
Inflammation of the skin that results in an itchy or painful rash, red bumps, and sometimes even blisters.
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Medications to treat asthma
The proper medications can help you breathe easier if you have asthma.
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Arthritis
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Arthritis and the weather
Does cold weather make arthritis worse?
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Arthritis is No. 1 cause of disability in U.S.
If projections hold, some 67 million American adults will have arthritis by 2030, according to a CDC report.
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Finding the right job when you have arthritis
Take the time to find a job that fits your needs and abilities.
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Get in the swim of things with water exercises for arthritis
Water is a safe, ideal environment for relieving arthritis pain and stiffness.
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Types of surgery to treat arthritis
Arthritis surgery can ease joint pain and stiffness.
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Cancer
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Chemotherapy: How to protect yourself from infection
If you're receiving chemotherapy, it's vital that you learn how to avoid infections and what to do if one occurs.
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Endometrial cancer linked to sugary drinks
The risk for developing the most common form of endometrial cancer rises along with increased consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, a study found.
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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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Caring for yourself after cervical cancer
After treatment ends, healing begins.
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Cervical cancer quiz
Test your knowledge.
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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Giving medicine to kids
Learn how to give medicine the right way, at the right time and in the right amount.
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Teens eat more, cheat more, are meaner after violent video gaming
Playing violent video games may stimulate unhealthy behaviors in teenagers, including aggression, overeating, cheating and stealing, according to a study published in a psychology journal.
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A simple way to help kids control their weight
Children who were served cereal in large bowls asked for, ate and wasted more food than kids with small bowls, a study found.
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Avoiding illness at school
Tips to help your child avoid illnesses, from food poisoning to the flu.
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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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Diabetes
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Diabetes: Taking charge of eye disease
Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in adults 20 to 74 years of age in the United States.
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Many adults at risk for diabetes don't know it
About 40 percent of adults who are at high risk for type 2 diabetes are either unaware of their vulnerability or don't believe they have any risk factors for the disease at all, according to a survey by the American Diabetes Association.
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Diabetes and the flu: A dangerous combination
People who have diabetes are at increased risk for complications if they get the flu.
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Diabetes: Caring for yourself during routine illness
Illnesses such as colds and the flu can affect your blood sugar levels.
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Treating diabetic foot wounds
Check your feet daily for signs of trouble and get treatment for any problems right away.
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Health news
Recent research findings and health updates.
Antibacterial soaps may harm more than they help
“New data suggest that the risks associated with long-term, daily use of antibacterial soaps may outweigh the benefits,” said Colleen Rogers, PhD, an FDA microbiologist.
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Stroke deaths decline in U.S.
"The decline in stroke deaths is one of the greatest public health achievements of the 20th and 21st centuries," said Daniel T. Lackland, DrPH, co-author of a paper in the journal Stroke.
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Traffic deaths rose in 2012 (infographic)
Traffic deaths rose among drivers, passengers, pedestrians and cyclists in 2012, but overall deaths still remain at historic lows.
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Arthritis is No. 1 cause of disability in U.S.
If projections hold, some 67 million American adults will have arthritis by 2030, according to a CDC report.
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1 out of 4 people ignores COPD symptoms
“COPD is the only major chronic disease where deaths are not decreasing,” said James Kiley, PhD, director of the Division of Lung Diseases at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
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Heart health
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Preventing the flu when you have heart disease
If you have heart disease, the flu can cause serious complications.
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Anxiety may raise stroke risk
The higher your anxiety level, the greater your risk for stroke, according to a study published in the journal Stroke.
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Salty medicines: How much sodium are you getting?
Some medications contain enough sodium to push people over the recommended daily intake, according to a study.
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Heart attack chest pain the same for men and women
The most common symptom of a heart attack—chest pain—doesn't differ much between men and women, according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine.
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Winterize your heart
Some people's hearts need extra care when the temperature drops.
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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
Too sick to work?
If you’re sick, you may do more harm than good in your workplace.
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Traffic deaths rose in 2012 (infographic)
Traffic deaths rose among drivers, passengers, pedestrians and cyclists in 2012, but overall deaths still remain at historic lows.
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Overcoming barriers to exercise
Discover how to overcome the hurdles that keep you from exercising regularly.
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Six reasons why we gain weight
Successfully losing weight may begin with knowing why you gain weight.
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How many calories do you need each day?
Learn how many calories you need each day to maintain your weight.
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
7 surprising ways you may be sabotaging your diet
Some of the things you do to try to lose weight may actually keep you from shedding extra pounds.
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Eating nuts may be good for health
People who ate nuts seven or more times a week had a 20 percent lower risk of dying than people who didn't eat nuts during 30 years of follow-up, according to a study.
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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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Eating well on a limited budget
There are ways to eat well without draining your bank account.
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How many calories can you burn with exercise?
Calculate how many calories you're burning with your exercise program.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
12 steps toward a healthier diet
A look at some simple things you can do to eat more healthfully.
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Heart attack chest pain the same for men and women
The most common symptom of a heart attack—chest pain—doesn't differ much between men and women, according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine.
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Endometrial cancer linked to sugary drinks
The risk for developing the most common form of endometrial cancer rises along with increased consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, a study found.
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Getting ready for an intimate exam
Preparing your mind for tests on private body parts.
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Cervical cancer 101
What it is and how it's prevented and treated.
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