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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
Caregivers need care too
Don't forget to take care of yourself.
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Video game gives seniors a brain boost
People ages 60 to 85 saw significant improvements in memory, focus and multitasking after training on a 3-D driving game.
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Know the signs of Alzheimer's disease
Some small memory lapses are a normal part of the aging process. But when someone forgets the names of family members or what the car keys are for, it may be a sign of an underlying problem.
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Causes and risk factors for Alzheimer's disease
Researchers are still trying to find out what causes Alzheimer's disease, but they have some leads.
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Seniors: Any age is a good age to quit smoking
Why quitting makes sense for seniors.
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Allergies and asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Cigarettes: No. 1 enemy of lungs
Smoking is the direct cause of several diseases.
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Inhalers with CFC propellants will disappear at year's end
People with asthma or COPD should check with their doctor soon to be sure their medication is OK come 2014.
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5 ways to control fall allergies while working in the yard
Autumn leaves can quickly turn from gorgeous to allergy-inducing garbage. Here are some ways to lessen the symptoms of fall allergies.
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How the lungs work
A person at rest breathes about 12 to 15 times per minute.
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Don’t let allergies, asthma ruin your winter holidays
Indoor allergies are a problem for millions of Americans every winter.
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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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Arthritis knee pain not relieved by wedged shoes, inserts
Shoes and inserts that tilt the foot toward one side don't relieve the pain of knee osteoarthritis, a study found.
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Knee pain: Arthritis
Know what to try when moving hurts.
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Baby boomers: When the diagnosis is arthritis
It may seem like you're too young for arthritis, but increasingly, this disease is something baby boomers have to cope with.
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Parenting with arthritis
Arthritis doesn't have to keep you from being an active, involved parent.
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Cancer
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Lung cancer in nonsmokers
Even people who don't smoke can develop lung cancer.
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Skin cancer diagnosis doesn't always deter people from seeking sun
A small study of people with malignant melanoma found that their avoidance of UV rays faded over the years.
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There's no safe way to smoke
Light cigarettes, social smoking will also harm your health.
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Lung cancer: Causes and symptoms
To reduce your chances of developing lung cancer, avoid every risk factor you can.
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Smoking quiz
Test your knowledge about smoking.
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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Too sick for school?
When to keep your kids home.
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Erratic bedtimes may lead to behavioral problems in youngsters
7-year-olds with a history of irregular bedtimes had more behavioral problems than their peers who went to bed on schedule, a large study found.
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Naps help preschool kids remember what they learn
Naps help preschool kids remember what they learn
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Obesity in teens: Learning about nutrition, benefits of exercise not enough
A program that gives kids tools to improve self-esteem and social skills yielded better, longer-lasting results than health education alone.
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Talk to your kids about smoking
You can help your children stay smoke-free.
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Diabetes
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Dining out when you have diabetes
Tips for eating well when you're away from home.
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Can vitamin D prevent diabetes? Study seeks to find out
"This study aims to definitively answer the question: Can vitamin D reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes?" said Myrlene Staten, MD, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
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Traveling with diabetes
What you need to know before you go.
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Exercising when you have diabetes
Exercise can be good for people with diabetes, but it’s important to put safety first.
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Type 2 diabetes: An introduction
Healthy habits can help you prevent this disease and its complications.
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Health news
Recent research findings and health updates.
Extra sleep on weekends isn't a cure-all for lost sleep during the week
Sleeping in on weekends might help you feel more rested, but it may not improve your attentiveness before you have to go back to work.
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Breast milk bought online poses infection risks for infants
Of 101 total breast milk samples, researchers found 74 percent were colonized with high levels of bacteria like Staphylococcous.
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BPA could raise risk for miscarriage, study finds
Pregnant women exposed to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) may have a significantly increased risk of miscarriage, according to a small study. However, the FDA maintains exposure levels are too low for concern.
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Depression risk may start in the womb
Children whose mothers were depressed during pregnancy have an increased risk for developing a depressive disorder, a study suggests.
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Cheaters do prosper (if they're not caught)
A series of experiments found that people who got away with unethical behavior felt more upbeat than peers who remained honest.
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Heart health
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Heart-healthy holiday eating
With a little planning, you can make the holiday season a delicious and healthy time.
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Exercise is as beneficial as medication for some conditions, study finds
A prescription dose of exercise is potentially just as good as many medications when it comes to treating common health conditions like heart disease and stroke, according to a study.
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A dangerous duo: Diabetes and heart disease
Learn how to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke when you have diabetes.
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How to shake a salt habit
10 creative ways to cut back on sodium.
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Infographic: Sodium sources
Foods don't have to taste salty to be high in sodium.
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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes?
Answer a few questions to learn more about your risk factors for the most common form of diabetes.
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Men's libido linked to estrogen levels, not just testosterone
"The biggest surprise was that some of the symptoms routinely attributed to testosterone deficiency are actually partially or almost exclusively caused by the decline in estrogens…" said Joel Finkelstein, MD, lead author of a study.
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Men's self-esteem drops when romantic partners succeed
Researchers looked at five different studies and found that men tend to feel better about themselves when their wife or girlfriend fails.
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Need health insurance?
Buying it might be easier and cheaper with the new insurance exchanges.
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Doctor finder: Make the right choice
Tips for choosing a primary care doctor.
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Avoid holiday weight gain
Nine tips for enjoying holiday festivities without putting on pounds.
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Recipe makeover: Healthy substitutions
Simple strategies for boosting the nutritional value of your favorite recipes.
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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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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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Exercising when you have diabetes
Exercise can be good for people with diabetes, but it’s important to put safety first.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
5 questions to ask when shopping for a health plan
Things to consider as you weigh your options.
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Hormone therapy safe for symptom relief, not for disease prevention
Hormone therapy is OK for some women to treat hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms, but research reaffirms it's too risky to use as preventive treatment.
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Urinary tract infections: A common problem for women
Learn more about the symptoms and treatment.
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The cost of smoking
Find out how much a smoking habit is costing you.
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Maintaining a healthy weight after you quit smoking
If you watch what you eat and stay active, you can keep your weight in check after you quit smoking.
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