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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
Depression and seniors
The blues aren't a normal part of growing older.
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Dog walking unleashes health benefits for older adults
Lower weight and fewer doctor visits are just some of the perks, according to a new study.
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The world is aging at a record pace
Lower birth rates and longer lives are helping drive a worldwide elder boom. But will this aging trend bring new healthcare challenges too?
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1 in 6 older adults at risk for serious drug interactions
Combining prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs and supplements can increase the risk for dangerous side effects.
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Infographic: The 5 phases of healthy sleep
Sleep is important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but do you know what happens during your hours of rest?
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Allergies and asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Hay fever: A sneeze on the breeze
Spring is here. Has your nose sprung a leak?
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Seasonal allergies coming into bloom?
Reduce your seasonal allergy symptoms and reclaim the joy of gardening.
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Obesity and asthma: Study says they are connected
Your weight could play a role in your asthma, especially if you're female. Find out how to handle the connection.
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Take an active role in your asthma control
Don't let asthma slow you down.
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Using a peak-flow meter
Find out how well your lungs are working.
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Arthritis
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Talking with your doctor about arthritis pain
Describing arthritis pain to your doctor is an important part of your care.
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Weight-loss surgery reduces pain and boosts mobility
For many people, gastric bypass can ease discomfort and help them be more productive.
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Arthritis: How much exercise is too much?
Know when to say when.
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Don't let arthritis keep you from exercise
Whether you have rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia or lupus, regular physical activity can help you hurt less while doing more.
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Quiz: Knee pain
Test your knowledge.
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Cancer
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Cancer pain: Listen to your body, talk to your doctor
Living with cancer doesn't have to mean living with pain.
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Nightly fasting could reduce breast cancer recurrence
Skipping the evening snack could help women with breast cancer stay healthier long-term.
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Rare thyroid tumor: It's not cancer, study says
Researchers have renamed a rare thyroid tumor to make it clear that it's not cancer. This move could save thousands of patients from unnecessary treatment.
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Understanding thyroid cancer
Most people with thyroid cancer have an excellent prognosis.
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Infographic: Skin cancer signs
Checking your skin can help you spot skin cancer early. Your doctor can tell you how often to do a check.
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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Say goodnight: Getting your child to sleep
How to make bedtime easier.
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Infant ear infections are on the decline
Ear infection rates for infants have dropped since the 1980s and 1990s. Learn why, and find out how you can protect your little one.
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A parent's guide to eczema
This common childhood condition tends to get better—or even completely disappear—as kids get older.
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Protect kids from sunburn
Sunburns during childhood are linked to skin cancer in adulthood.
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Biking with baby
Biking with a baby on board requires special skills and precautions.
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Diabetes
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Diabetes: Keep an eye out for high blood pressure
As many as 2 out of 3 adults with diabetes also have high blood pressure.
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Past abuse may increase risk of gestational diabetes
Women who were physically or sexually abused as children or adolescents may be at greater risk for diabetes during pregnancy. A new study outlines the link.
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Monitoring diabetes at home
Do you know your blood sugar level?
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Diabetes: Protect your mental health
Maintaining good emotional health is an important part of keeping diabetes in check.
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Diabetes and air travel
Review the guidelines before taking diabetes supplies on an airplane.
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Heart health
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
How high blood pressure affects the body
High blood pressure can damage your heart, brain, eyes and other organs.
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Heart disease death rates down overall, but some states need work
Despite an overall decline, the number of heart disease deaths varies by region. And some Southern states are still at risk.
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Too young for a heart attack?
More people are having heart attacks at a younger age, and many have risk factors that can be prevented.
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Infographic: Stroke warning signs
Learn the signs and know how to respond.
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Quiz: Stroke
Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in the U.S., but it can be treated. How much do you know about stroke?
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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
Stress on the job
Too much stress at work can take a physical and mental toll.
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As more smokers quit, deaths from prostate cancer drop
Quitting smoking has many health benefits. A lower risk of death from prostate cancer may be one of them.
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Do you have a sleep disorder?
Answer a few questions about your sleep habits to determine if you might have a sleep disorder.
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Infographic: Sleep needs
How many hours do you need each night?
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When men battle brittle bones
Osteoporosis can affect men too.
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Infographic: The cost of dining out
Find out how many calories the average restaurant dish contains.
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Few U.S. adults follow basics of good health
Follow-up tests suggest more people could prevent cardiovascular disease by adhering to 4 healthy lifestyle tips.
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Weight loss: How to set yourself up for success
Instead of diving into the latest diet fad, take some time to plan your weight-loss strategy.
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The DASH diet vs. hypertension
Adopting this special eating plan can pay big dividends in your long-term health.
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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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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
Why women should know about stroke
Six out of every 10 stroke deaths occur in women.
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Your messy kitchen may be giving you the munchies
Cutting down on kitchen clutter may help you cut out unhealthy snacking.
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Endometriosis may raise the risk of heart disease
Women with endometriosis face heart disease risks their counterparts may not. Find out what they are and why it matters.
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Exercise to help keep bones strong
Using your bones will help keep them strong.
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Blood pressure control important for women
Paying attention to your blood pressure can make a big difference in your health.
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