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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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Exercise may help ward off Alzheimer's
Exercise was tied to a boost in brain volume, and a reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease, in a new study.
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Study: 94 percent of older adults experience sensory loss
Can't see, hear, smell, taste or touch the world around you as well as you once did? It could be age-related sensory loss. Here's your to-do list.
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Exercising as you age
Staying active is one of the best things a senior can do to enjoy a longer, healthier and more independent life.
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Infographic: Common foot health problems
By the time you are 50 years old, your feet may have traveled 75,000 miles! Learn what foot health problems to watch out for along the way.
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Allergies and asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Coping with airborne allergens
Reduce your exposure to pollen, mold, dust and pet dander.
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Can a school calendar help predict kids' asthma flare-ups?
Increased asthma symptoms in kids are closely tied to going back to school after vacation. One study helps explain why.
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Asthma triggers
Find out what can cause an asthma attack.
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Understanding allergic asthma
Learn more about the most common form of asthma.
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Allergies 101
Learn the causes of allergies, the treatments and how to cope.
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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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1 in 2 Americans has musculoskeletal problems
As many as half of U.S. adults have a musculoskeletal condition, says a new report. Are you one of them?
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Buckling knees can cause falls—and other issues
Don't ignore a knee that gives way from under you. It could be signaling bigger problems ahead.
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Arthritis on the job
Learn how to cope with arthritis at work.
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A guide to total knee replacement
Know when it's needed, how it's done and when you'll recover.
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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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Cancer rates are dropping, but liver cancer bucks the trend
A new report says cancer death rates in the U.S. fell by 1.5 percent per year from 2003 to 2012. But liver cancer stats took a different turn.
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Aspirin use tied to lower risk of some cancers
A daily aspirin regimen may help prevent some cases of colorectal and other GI cancers, new findings suggest.
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Understanding carcinoid tumors
These tumors are often called "cancer in slow motion" because they grow so slowly.
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Quiz: Cancer prevention
Can using antiperspirant increase cancer risk? Will eating sugar make cancer worse? Learn the facts with this quiz.
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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Teen substance abuse assessment
Are you concerned that your teen may be using drugs or alcohol? This assessment can help you decide if there's a problem.
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Infants and toddlers at risk for traumatic brain injury
It's not child's play. Infants and toddlers get brain injuries. But extra steps from parents can help protect them.
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HPV rates drop among teens
Since the introduction of the HPV vaccine, rates of the virus are down by 64 percent.
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Feeding finicky eaters (or trying to)
Tips for getting your picky eater to…eat!
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Alcohol abuse at home: The effect on children
When a parent is addicted to alcohol it affects the whole family.
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Diabetes
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Diabetes: Is tight control for you?
Find out what this approach to controlling blood sugar means and who might benefit.
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Diabetes and your feet
What you don't feel can hurt you.
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What is Charcot foot?
A condition often linked to nerve damage caused by diabetes.
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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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Diabetes: Taking charge of eye disease
Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness in American adults.
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Heart health
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Living a heart-healthy life
Healthy habits can help prevent heart disease.
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Is your job bad for your heart?
Certain workers may be at higher risk for heart disease than others, according to a new study. Where does yours stand?
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Popular blood pressure app falls short
Since 2014, there have been nearly 150,000 downloads of a smartphone app that aims to measure blood pressure. But most readings are inaccurate.
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Living with a cardiac pacemaker
Pacemakers are reliable and safe. But there are a few things you need to know to keep your pacemaker working well.
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Infographic: Monitoring heart failure
Manage your heart failure by keeping track of these health factors.
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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
Protect yourself from medical errors
Patients have a key role to play in making health care safe.
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Vaccine rates remain low for American adults
Kids aren't the only ones who need vaccines. Vaccinations are recommended for adults based on age, health and lifestyle.
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Doing damage: Alcohol and your liver
Alcohol abuse is the leading cause of serious, long-term liver disease in the United States.
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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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Infographic: Drinking to excess
Alcohol can hurt your health, particularly if you drink a lot.
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Infographic: How many calories are in your drink?
Your beverage could carry more calories than you think.
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Even a small amount of extra water could be a big boost to your health
Researchers say drinking just a little more water each day could help you to reduce your salt, fat and cholesterol intakes and more.
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Too many of us drink too much sugar
Far too many Americans sip drinks high in sugar, per a new study. And that could have a deep impact on our country's health.
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4 ways to savor your food—and get healthier doing it
Forget diets and deprivation. When it comes to building smart eating habits, savoring your food might be the smarter choice.
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Overcoming barriers to exercise
Discover how to overcome the hurdles that keep you from exercising regularly.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
Alcohol's gender gap
Drinking may be especially dangerous for women.
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'Female Viagra' offers women little benefit, many risks
The side effects of the recently-approved libido drug for women include nausea, dizziness, fatigue and sleepiness.
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Mastectomy rates on the rise
Due to breast cancer concerns, more women are opting to have their breasts removed.
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1 in 3 adults is missing out on good sleep
Being tired is more than an inconvenience. It's a real health hazard, and it's affecting 1 in 3 Americans.
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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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