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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
How the heat affects seniors
Older people are among those at greatest risk for heat-related illnesses.
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Half of U.S. seniors have metabolic syndrome
High cholesterol, high blood pressure and abdominal fat are a dangerous combo, especially for the 60+ set.
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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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Yard and garden safety
Take precautions while you're working in the yard.
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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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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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Skin reactions to tattoos can last for months
Itching, swelling and scabbing are bad reactions to getting inked. And these symptoms might be widespread, a new study suggests.
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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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Sinus trouble can be a real headache
Differentiating sinus pain from other types of headaches isn’t always easy.
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Allergies quiz
Test your knowledge about allergies.
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Arthritis
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Everyday tips for living with arthritis
Making a few adjustments can help you perform routine chores and household tasks without aggravating your arthritis.
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Arthritis gets in the way of work and play
A new CDC report suggests ways to keep arthritis from limiting your life.
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Gardening with arthritis
Don't let arthritis keep you from enjoying your garden.
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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 osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis.
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Cancer
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Grilling with an eye toward good health
Tips for avoiding health hazards when you grill.
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Cigarettes and cancer: How many deaths are due to smoking?
Cigarettes are responsible for nearly half of the total deaths from 12 smoking-related cancers.
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Melanoma cases double in 30 years
Melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer, but it's also largely preventable.
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Most Americans not using sunscreen
Skin cancer is often preventable with the proper use of sunscreen. Still, many adults in the U.S. aren' t slathering up.
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Infographic: Sun safety
Sun exposure is the most preventable skin cancer risk factor.
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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Summer safety for kids
5 safety zones parents should keep in mind this summer.
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Eating placenta may not help new moms
Consuming placenta may be popular, but it might not be beneficial. A new study found no evidence of health benefits for humans.
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Searching for health: The surprising teen trend
What do teens use their phones for when they're not texting? Research shows that teens go online to improve their health.
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Teens at risk for stimulant drug misuse
People ages 16 to 19 are more likely to start misusing stimulant drugs than those in their early 20s, new findings suggest.
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Have kids, will travel
Tips for taking your kids on vacation.
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Diabetes
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Diabetes: Taking care of your skin
Up to 1/3 of people with diabetes are eventually affected by skin conditions ranging from itchiness to serious infections.
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Beat the seat at work: Stand for at least 2 hours
Sitting for long periods may increase your risks of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, some cancers and dying early.
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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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How diabetes damages the body
When not properly controlled, diabetes can cause complications from head to toe.
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Type 1 diabetes: An introduction
Type 1 diabetes can't be prevented, but it can be controlled.
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Health news
Recent research findings and health updates.
MERS poses little risk to America
Middle East respiratory syndrome has been fatal in slightly more than 1 in 3 cases, but the risk to the American public remains low.
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Many in the dark about sunscreen labeling
Despite FDA's attempt to clear up the confusion, most consumers aren't sure how to tell what a sunscreen product can and cannot do.
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Alcohol use disorder is rampant and untreated
Millions have problems with drinking, but fewer than 20 percent of those with alcohol use disorder seek help. But help may keep this dangerous condition from leading to deadly health problems.
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Going camping? Follow these 5 tips
A bear attack in a national park brings safety into focus just in time for summer. Check out these 5 tips for a safe camping trip.
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Tick bite dangers: Not just Lyme disease
Feeling sick after a run-in with a tick? It could be BMD, an illness researchers spotted in the Northeast.
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Heart health
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Heart-healthy cooking
How to be heart-smart in the kitchen.
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Misunderstanding heart failure is common and dangerous
A new survey finds that many people misunderstand the causes and symptoms of heart failure, which can make it harder to manage the condition.
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Statins probably don't cause memory loss
Cholesterol-lowering drugs are unlikely to mess with your memory, but they can help your heart.
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Facts on statins
Statins are the first drug in the cholesterol-lowering lineup.
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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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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
Real men go to the doctor
Even the toughest guys need to look after their health.
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6 out of 10 men with depression, anxiety don't seek help
New data suggests depression and anxiety in men often go untreated. And ignoring those feelings may put their health at risk.
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Anxiety affects millions of careers
About 4.3 million full-time workers have an anxiety disorder, new data suggests. And with the stress comes the risks of poor health, career problems and relationship difficulties.
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Medicines can make skin sun-sensitive
Certain medicines can make skin more vulnerable to damage or allergic reactions when exposed to sunlight.
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Infographic: Hydration facts
Don't wait to hydrate. Find out if you're getting enough water—and how to get your share.
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Safe grilling
The key to safe and tasty grilled food is cooking each item to the right temperature.
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America's fittest city revealed
Many factors can make a city a healthy, fit place to live. How does your city stack up against the top-ranking locale of 2015?
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Produce safety: Avoid foodborne illness
Tips for safely handling produce.
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Exercise, hot weather can be a dangerous mix
Have fun outdoors, but stay cool.
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Infographic: The calories in sugary treats
Calories are a vital part of a balanced diet, but many may come from unhealthy sugary sources. Take a look at just how much that sweet donut or soda could be adding to your calorie count.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
Hair loss help for her
Men aren't the only ones who face hair loss.
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High heels, higher injury risk
Your footwear could hurt you. The rate of sprains, strains and other injuries caused by high heels increased by about 82 percent from 2002 to 2012.
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Anxiety affects millions of careers
About 4.3 million full-time workers have an anxiety disorder, new data suggests. And with the stress comes the risks of poor health, career problems and relationship difficulties.
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Urinary tract infections: A common problem for women
Learn more about the symptoms and treatment.
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How girls can benefit from sports
Participating in sports can have physical, emotional and intellectual payoffs for girls.
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