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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
Aging myths
Discover what's true—and what's not—about life after 60.
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A 7-step plan to stop falls before they start
These tips can help older adults avoid one of the greatest threats to their independence and safety.
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Why you should care about your cholesterol
Three reasons to know your levels.
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Taking blood thinners safely
If you've been prescribed blood thinners, there are things you need to know in order to stay safe while taking them.
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Options for independent living in later life
Consider your choices.
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Allergies and asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Does your child have asthma?
What to expect when you take your child to the doctor.
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Anaphylaxis: Too many kids missing timely epinephrine shot
A new study found that more than half of kids who experienced anaphylaxis, which is life-threatening, didn't get an epinephrine shot before arriving at an ER or urgent care center.
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Protect yourself from ragweed allergies
Achoo! That's the sound of ragweed season approaching. Get ready with these tips.
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Keep kids with asthma safe at school
If your child has asthma, these 3 steps can protect their health—and set them up for success at school.
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Quiz: Asthma triggers
Could your pet's fur be triggering your asthma symptoms? Find out by taking this quiz.
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Arthritis
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Everyday tips for living with arthritis
Making a few adjustments can help you perform routine chores and household tasks without aggravating your arthritis.
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Common psoriasis symptoms you should know
Learn the signs of psoriasis and how to keep it under control.
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Make a plan for managing arthritis pain
A pain management plan may make living with arthritis easier.
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Over-the-counter pain medicines: Use them safely
Over-the-counter pain medicines are generally safe, but it's important to use them as directed.
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Quiz: Pain
Are powerful pain killers the only way to handle chronic pain? Find out by taking this quiz.
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Cancer
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Check your risk for prostate cancer
Several factors can increase your risk of prostate cancer. But knowing your risk can help you and your doctor make a plan to protect you.
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Surgery may not be the answer for men with early prostate cancer
Men who don't get any treatment for early prostate cancer aren't any more likely to die from the disease than those who have surgery, according to a study.
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Prostate cancer: What's family got to do with it?
Men with a close family history of prostate cancer face an increased risk for the disease.
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Prostate cancer: When is a biopsy necessary?
If a doctor suspects prostate cancer, you may need a biopsy.
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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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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Home alone: Is your child ready?
How to know if it's safe to leave kids home on their own.
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9 bus safety tips for the new school year
Teach kids these simple steps to stay safe on the bus all year long.
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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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Using car seats safely
10 questions to ask about car seats.
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Crib safety basics
How to make your child's sleep environment safe.
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Diabetes
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Diabetes and the damage done (infographic)
You can avoid, or at least delay, many of the harmful side effects of diabetes by controlling your blood sugar, blood pressure and other conditions.
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On vacation with diabetes: 9 things to pack
Planning an end-of-summer vacation? Here's what to take if you have diabetes.
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Intermittent claudication: When walking makes legs ache
A possible sign of troubled arteries.
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Diabetes: Keep your cholesterol under control
Many people with diabetes also have high cholesterol levels.
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What is peripheral neuropathy?
This common problem is caused by damaged nerves, usually in the hands and feet.
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Heart health
Information about heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Put cholesterol to the test
When was the last time you had your cholesterol checked? If you don't know the answer, it's time for a test. Getting tested is the only way to know if your cholesterol levels are putting you at risk for heart disease or stroke.
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Side effects, misinformation deter use of lifesaving statins
These cholesterol drugs lower risk of heart attack deaths and disability. But not everyone who needs them takes them.
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Heart-healthy cooking
How to be heart-smart in the kitchen.
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Losing weight when you have high cholesterol
Weight control is an important part of cholesterol control.
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Quiz: Cholesterol management
Test your knowledge.
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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
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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Beware of body-building products, FDA cautions
Body-building supplements promoted as hormone or steroid alternatives may actually contain steroids or steroid-like substances.
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The cholesterol test
A simple blood test can tell you where your cholesterol stands.
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Understanding benign prostatic hyperplasia
This problem is common among older men, but it's also highly treatable.
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Get rid of pain medicine you don't need
Properly disposing of any unused pain medicines reduces the risk that they'll be misused by someone who finds them.
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
How to clean kitchen surfaces and utensils (video)
It's important to keep kitchen surfaces and utensils clean and free from bacteria.
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How to know when a steak is cooked (video)
Do you know when your steak is safe to eat?
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How to know when a burger is cooked (video)
Learn how to tell when beef, lamb, turkey or chicken burgers are safely cooked.
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How to know when chicken is cooked (video)
Learn the right way to use a food thermometer to make sure chicken is safely cooked.
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How to know when fish is cooked (video)
Fish should be cooked to at least 145 degrees. Here's how to know when you've hit that temperature.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
Infographic: Cervical cancer prevention
Cervical cancer can be deadly. But today women can take steps to prevent it. Find out how.
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Many women still don't know about the No. 1 cause of female deaths
A new study highlights the lack of knowledge about the greatest threat to women's health.
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Opioid deaths in women rose 471 percent in 16 years
Differences in addiction between the sexes are highlighted in a devastating new report.
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5 things women should know about cholesterol
Unhealthy amounts of cholesterol in the blood are a major risk factor for heart disease, the leading cause of death for women in the U.S.
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Menopause may bring a change in cholesterol levels
Cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease as women get older.
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