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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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Fewer desserts, more fruits and veggies key to weight loss after menopause
A study suggests that changes in diet that can be maintained over time are the key to taking off pounds and keeping them off.
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Seniors and oral hygiene
With the right care, a smile really can last a lifetime.
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Handwashing can keep you healthy
Regular handwashing is a simple, effective way to protect yourself from germs.
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Take a shot at beating the flu
Vaccination can help you stay healthy during flu season.
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Allergies and asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Got asthma? Get a flu shot
Doctors recommend the shot every fall for people with asthma.
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Count asthma absent
Tips for helping kids avoid asthma problems in the classroom.
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Your indoor air: Is it safe?
The air in your house could be polluted.
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Understanding angioedema
Allergies are a common cause of this skin condition.
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Allergies or a cold? How to tell the difference
Allergies and colds can produce similar symptoms, but answering a few questions may help you tell the two apart.
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Arthritis
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Arthritis and the flu
Protecting yourself from the flu should be a priority if you have a condition such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus.
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Acupuncture may have real benefits for people with chronic pain
Acupuncture worked best for people with back and neck pain, osteoarthritis, and chronic headaches, in that order.
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Short-term use of rheumatoid arthritis drugs doesn't increase cancer risk, study says
A new study helps allay concerns that biologic response modifiers might increase a person's cancer risk.
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Living with rheumatoid arthritis
Six things you can do to help control the disease.
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A guide to arthroscopy
Many people with joint problems are candidates for arthroscopic surgery.
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Cancer
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Medicines may help prevent breast cancer
Get answers to your questions about tamoxifen and raloxifene.
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Expert panel advises against routine ovarian cancer screening
Women should talk to their health care providers about their risk factors for ovarian cancer in deciding whether screening tests are needed.
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Breast cancer isn't deadlier for women with dense breasts, study says
Women with high breast density may be at increased risk for breast cancer, but they apparently do not face a higher risk of death, either from breast cancer or from other causes, a study suggests.
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Most endometrial cancers are preventable, report says
“Staying lean, avoiding the build-up of abdominal fat and being active every day are powerfully protective against endometrial cancer," said Alice Bender, RD, of the American Institute of Cancer Research.
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Make the most of your mammogram
A few simple steps can help ensure accurate results.
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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Preventing SIDS
Prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by putting babies to sleep on their backs.
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Kids and salt: A recipe for high blood pressure
Kids are eating almost as much salt as adults, and their blood pressure levels are rising as a result, according to a study.
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It's time to think about children's flu vaccines
Flu season can start as early as October. And it takes about two weeks for the vaccine to offer protection. That means it’s best to get the vaccine as soon as it’s available.
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Understanding pertussis (whooping cough)
Pertussis is often called whooping cough because of the severe coughing fits it can cause.
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Vaccines quiz
Test your knowledge.
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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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Weight-loss surgery yields long-term health benefits, study finds
A study on the long-term benefits of gastric bypass surgery shows that its benefits—including major weight loss and protection against diabetes and other medical problems—persist for years.
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Diabetes: Should you count carbohydrates?
Carbohydrate counting is one tool you can use to help control blood sugar if you have 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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High pressure treatment: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help some conditions
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be used to treat "the bends," carbon monoxide poisoning, wounds (including those associated with diabetes) and inflammation.
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Health news
Recent research findings and health updates.
Thickening product could put infants at risk, FDA warns
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning parents that giving infants a thickening agent called SimplyThick might put them at risk for a life-threatening intestinal condition called necrotizing enterocolitis.
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Topical pain relievers could cause burns, blisters, FDA warns
These side effects are rare, but if you experience them you should stop using the product and seek medical attention.
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Many heart attacks go unrecognized, study suggests
Many people have heart attacks without ever realizing it. But their risk of dying in the years that follow is similar to that of people with recognized heart attacks.
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Millions of Americans have uncontrolled high blood pressure
Of the 67 million Americans who have high blood pressure, 36 million don't have the condition under control, according to a government report.
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Fewer desserts, more fruits and veggies key to weight loss after menopause
A study suggests that changes in diet that can be maintained over time are the key to taking off pounds and keeping them off.
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Heart health
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Make a heart attack action plan
It could be a lifesaving move.
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Kids and salt: A recipe for high blood pressure
Kids are eating almost as much salt as adults, and their blood pressure levels are rising as a result, according to a study.
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High triglycerides the focus of new guidelines
High triglyceride levels have been linked to heart disease, stroke and other health problems.
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Many heart attacks go unrecognized, study suggests
Many people have heart attacks without ever realizing it. But their risk of dying in the years that follow is similar to that of people with recognized heart attacks.
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Are you at risk for a heart attack?
Many risk factors can be changed to help lower your chances of having a heart attack.
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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
How to help when your partner has breast cancer
Communication is the key to any healthy relationship, and that’s doubly true after a cancer diagnosis.
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Topical pain relievers could cause burns, blisters, FDA warns
These side effects are rare, but if you experience them you should stop using the product and seek medical attention.
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Breast cancer in men
Breast cancer isn't common among men, but it can happen.
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Depression may look different in men
Men are less likely than women to get treated for this chronic and dangerous disease.
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Are you depressed?
Depression is a serious but treatable illness. If you or someone you love has symptoms of depression, it’s important to seek help.
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Eating well on a limited budget
There are ways to eat well without draining your bank account.
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Study questions benefits of fish oil supplements
The American Heart Association encourages most people to get their omega-3 fatty acids from foods rather than supplements.
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The benefits of strength training
Working out with weights speeds up metabolism and helps you burn calories.
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Prevent school sports injuries
Tips for parents and coaches.
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Fitness and exercise quiz
Test your knowledge.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
Could you get breast cancer?
It's important to be aware of both the risks you can't change and those that you can do something about.
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Breast cancer isn't deadlier for women with dense breasts, study says
Women with high breast density may be at increased risk for breast cancer, but they apparently do not face a higher risk of death, either from breast cancer or from other causes, a study suggests.
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Most endometrial cancers are preventable, report says
“Staying lean, avoiding the build-up of abdominal fat and being active every day are powerfully protective against endometrial cancer," said Alice Bender, RD, of the American Institute of Cancer Research.
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Breast cancer: What to do if you find a lump
Most breast lumps are not cancerous.
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Breast cancer quiz
Test your knowledge about breast cancer.
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