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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
Aging independently
Plan ahead to maintain independence as you grow older.
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Fight frailty with a healthy heart
Keeping your heart healthy could fend of frailty in old age, study shows.
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Living with osteoporosis
If you have osteoporosis, you can take steps to protect your bones, reduce your risk for fractures and help ensure that you live an active life.
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Strength training for seniors
Strength training can help you stay strong and active as you age.
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Gardening with arthritis
Don't let arthritis keep you from enjoying your garden.
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Allergies and asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Aspirin and asthma don't mix
Aspirin and other common over-the-counter medicines may make asthma worse.
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Tips for allergy-free gardening
How to control your allergies while you use your green thumb.
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A shot to prevent sneezes?
Allergy shots could prevent another sniffly season.
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Living with lactose intolerance
Know what to do when dairy products don't agree with you.
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Understanding latex allergy
Latex products can cause allergic reactions.
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Arthritis
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
A guide to arthritis medications
A variety of different medications can help ease arthritis symptoms.
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Arthritis: Simplify your life
Choosing to simplify your life by setting priorities and changing your lifestyle can help you better manage arthritis.
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The emotional side of arthritis
Take steps to cope with the emotional effects of arthritis.
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Weight loss can improve knee arthritis
With each pound you put on, your knees absorb about 4 extra pounds of pressure.
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What is total joint replacement?
Learn when it's used and how it's done.
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Cancer
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Talking to a friend or relative who has cancer
Knowing when to talk, what to say and how to listen.
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Increase exercise, decrease cancer risk
Ratchet up the amount of exercise you get, and you may drop your risk for 13 types of cancer.
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Eat fruit now, reduce breast cancer risk later?
Researchers say that a diet full of fruit in the teen years may stave off breast cancer later in life.
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Prostate cancer: Lowering your risk
Research suggests that healthy habits may potentially decrease a man's chances of getting prostate cancer or dying from the disease.
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Quiz: Skin cancer
Can skin cancer be prevented? Test your knowledge with this quiz.
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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Headaches in children: What parents need to know
Help your child avoid headache pain.
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Swaddling may raise SIDS risk, study warns
The practice is especially dangerous in older babies and those placed on their stomachs and sides to sleep.
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Childhood obesity continues to gain ground
Despite efforts to the curb the nationwide problem, childhood obesity hasn't slowed down.
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Way too harsh? Teens with tough parents have poorer health
A harsh parenting style may contribute to long-term health problems in kids.
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Infographic: Teens and sleep
Everybody needs sleep, including busy teenagers. Make sure your teen isn't losing out on health by losing out on sleep.
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Diabetes
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Insulin basics
Managing levels of this hormone is a key to controlling diabetes.
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A guide to insulin pumps
If you have diabetes, using an insulin pump may be a convenient way to manage your blood sugar.
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Tips for buying diabetes supplies
The right supplies can make controlling your blood sugar easier.
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Diabetes 101
Get basic information about this common disease.
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High pressure treatment: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help some conditions
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be used to treat the bends, carbon monoxide poisoning and some wounds.
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Heart health
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
How emotions can affect your heart
Look into your heart—your emotions may be stirring up trouble.
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Give your heart a good night's rest
Study links early bedtimes, sufficient sleep to heart-friendly habits.
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Exercising when you have heart disease
A heart problem usually isn't a reason to avoid physical activity.
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Treating metabolic syndrome
Lifestyle changes are the key.
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Infographic: Inside a blood pressure reading
Learn what the numbers mean.
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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
Home remedies for headaches
Medication isn't the only option.
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Men: Check your skin cancer skills
A survey finds that women know more about skin cancer prevention. But both have some learning to do.
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Getting ready for an intimate exam
Preparing your mind for tests on private body parts.
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Men: Make time to discuss prostate cancer screening with your doctor
Screening for prostate cancer has pros and cons. Men need to talk with their doctor about what's best for them.
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Quiz: Prostate cancer
When should you talk to your doctor about prostate cancer? Find out in this
quiz.

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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
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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Study shows who's hydrated, who's not
How much water do you need? Data shows who is getting enough water and who isn't.
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How to choose and store produce
Get the most out of the fruits and veggies you buy.
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How to get kids to try fruits and vegetables
Practical tips for parents.
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5 tips for fitting produce into your grocery budget
No matter how pinched your budget is, there's still plenty of room for nutrition-rich fruits and vegetables.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
Migraines and women
Hormones may be to blame, but treatment can help.
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Flu shot during pregnancy protects baby too
Pregnant? The flu shot does more than keep you out of harm's way. It could protect your baby even months after birth.
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Study: Cranberry supplements vary widely in quality
Few cranberry supplements effective against UTIs, study shows.
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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: Sun safety
Sun exposure is a preventable skin cancer risk factor.
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