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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
Nutrition for seniors
Tips for eating well as you age.
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Vision loss to skyrocket over coming decades
Age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of vision loss, is projected to increase dramatically. But there are ways to help protect your sight.
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Seniors: What to do about constipation
What does regular mean, anyway?
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Feel better with fiber in your diet
Fiber helps the body function properly.
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Check your risk for colorectal cancer
Some risk factors for colorectal cancer you can change; others you can't. But even for risk factors you can't modify, just being aware of them may help you and your doctor decide when and how often you should be screened for the disease.
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Allergies and asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Watch out for molds
Mold spores can cause allergic reactions in some people.
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Allergic to peanuts? Hold off on cumin, warns FDA
FDA tests have found undeclared peanut protein in ground and powdered cumin, as well as in seasoning mixes and blends that contain cumin.
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New allergy guidelines may help improve hay fever treatment
From pet dander to pollen, many things can stir up allergic rhinitis. New guidelines may make it easier to diagnose and treat it.
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Controlling your child's asthma
With proper treatment, your child can lead a normal, active life.
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What to do if your child has an asthma attack
The right treatment given at the right time can head off serious episodes.
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Arthritis
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Arthritis on the job
Learn how to cope with arthritis at work.
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Study finds early clue to knee arthritis
Could your knees be telling you that arthritis is setting in? One study says knee pain when using stairs could be a sign.
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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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Make your home arthritis-friendly
Everyday tasks can be more difficult if you have arthritis—even your own home can present obstacles.
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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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Cancer
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Screening for colorectal cancer
Getting tested for colorectal cancer may help you avoid serious health problems down the road.
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Lower your colorectal cancer risk with screening, lifestyle changes
There's a lot you can do to help prevent colorectal cancer. Healthy diet and exercise habits and routine screening are all effective at keeping this cancer at bay.
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Check your risk for colorectal cancer
Some risk factors for colorectal cancer you can change; others you can't. But even for risk factors you can't modify, just being aware of them may help you and your doctor decide when and how often you should be screened for the disease.
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Colorectal cancer: Moving forward after treatment
More people than ever are surviving colorectal cancer—but many are unsure about what their future holds after treatment.
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Colorectal cancer quiz
Test your knowledge about colorectal cancer.
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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Feeding finicky eaters (or trying to)
Tips for getting your picky eater to…eat!
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Teens are getting less sleep, raising health risks
A lack of sleep can lead to serious health problems. Help your teen find those missing ZZZs.
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Depression rising among college freshmen
Student emotional health has hit an all-time low, which may affect academic performance and engagement with peers.
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The benefits of breakfast
Eating a healthy breakfast is a great way to jump start your day.
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Taking medicines at school
How to make sure your child gets the treatments he or she needs while at school.
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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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FDA approves tool to share real-time diabetes data
FDA gives its first thumbs up to mobile app that lets you share your glucose levels 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with others.
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Using the glycemic index when you have diabetes
Insight into food’s ability to raise your blood sugar levels.
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Understanding gastroparesis
A disruption in the digestive process that is often caused by diabetes.
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Diabetes and kidney disease
Kidney disease is a potentially serious complication of diabetes.
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Health news
Recent research findings and health updates.
Smoking may cause more deaths than many think
Smoking may double or triple your risk of death. And a new study suggests that tobacco’s deadly reach may stretch beyond the diseases we know it causes.
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Secondhand smoke levels fall but are still a health risk
Breathe a sigh of relief: Secondhand smoke levels have dropped. But CDC says there is still work to be done.
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Many adults risk health by mixing alcohol and meds
Are you creating a combo for bad medicine? Find out why medicine and alcohol just don't go together.
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Americans called upon to stop teen dating violence
Up to 1 in 4 teens experiences some form of dating abuse. It's up to parents to make a difference.
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A daily avocado may be the secret to healthy cholesterol
Including avocados and other good-fat foods in a diet could help improve cholesterol and heart health, new research suggests.
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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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Trouble falling asleep raises high blood pressure risk
Do you often lie awake at night, unable to sleep? Your insomnia may be putting your blood pressure and heart health at risk.
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High cholesterol isn't a concern just for older adults
What's silent, potentially deadly and maybe already in your veins? High levels of cholesterol that may cause big problems as you age.
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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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Infographic: Know your fats
Some fats are healthier than others.
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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
12 steps toward a healthier diet
A look at some simple things you can do to eat more healthfully.
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Many adults risk health by mixing alcohol and meds
Are you creating a combo for bad medicine? Find out why medicine and alcohol just don't go together.
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A plan to prevent colorectal cancer
There are steps you can take to help protect yourself.
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Diet may affect prostate cancer risk
Changing your diet may help lower your risk of prostate cancer.
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What are kidney stones?
Kidney stones are one of the most common problems affecting the urinary system.
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Nutrition basics
To eat well, you need to eat a variety of foods.
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Technology works for tracking fitness
The step counters on wearable devices and smartphone apps are accurate, finds a new study.
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A daily avocado may be the secret to healthy cholesterol
Including avocados and other good-fat foods in a diet could help improve cholesterol and heart health, new research suggests.
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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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Infographic: How many calories are in your drink?
Your beverage could carry more calories than you think.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
Women: Do you need a dietary supplement?
A healthy diet is key, but some women may also benefit from supplements.
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Menopause symptoms last longer than once thought
Wondering how long your hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms will last? Whatever the length, there are options to help with relief.
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A plan to prevent colorectal cancer
There are steps you can take to help protect yourself.
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Diet and cancer prevention
No single food or eating plan can prevent cancer, but a healthy diet overall may help cut your risk.
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Recipe revival: How to make your favorite meals healthier
Simple steps for improving the nutritional value of your favorite recipes.
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