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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
Exercising as you age
Staying active is one of the best things a senior can do to enjoy a longer, healthier and more independent life.
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Is the fountain of youth on your pillow?
Older adults often struggle with sleep. But making the most of your sleep can help your health now and in the future.
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Exercise is good medicine for seniors with heart disease
Staying active can help seniors with heart problems remain strong and live independently.
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Find out just what's broken when you have a hip fracture
What's a hip fracture? The answer isn't quite as simple as you might think.
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Older, wiser, sleepier?
Tips for getting the rest you need.
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Allergies and asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Give seasonal allergies the slip
Fight back this sneezin' season with these five simple steps.
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Dig it! Plant an allergy-friendly garden
You can lessen your exposure to pollen by being careful what and how you plant.
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Hay fever: A sneeze on the breeze
Spring is here. Has your nose sprung a leak?
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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.
Exercise and arthritis can (and do) go together
Is arthritis keeping you away from exercise? See this graphic filled with exercise options that are easy on your joints.
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If you have rheumatoid arthritis, try this simple step
Wearing a pedometer may help people with the second most common form of arthritis move more and feel less exhausted.
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Arthritis: How much exercise is too much?
Know when to say when.
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Arthritis on the job
Learn how to cope with arthritis at work.
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Talking with your doctor about arthritis pain
Describing arthritis pain to your doctor is an important part of your care.
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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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Chemo brain is real—here's how to cope
Learn how to handle the mental fog that cancer treatment can bring.
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Why you shouldn't ignore annoying bowel problems
Many bowel conditions share similar symptoms with colorectal cancer, a disease that is on the rise in young people.
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Chemotherapy: Coping with hair loss
Know what to do when the treatment that saves your life steals your hair.
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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.
A sweet surprise: Juice is fine in moderation
Kids who drink fruit juice don't gain a lot of weight, new research suggests. But there are still limits to how much juice kids should have.
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Dangerous toxin found in teething remedies
The FDA has ordered an immediate recall of two products.
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Biking with baby
Biking with a baby on board requires special skills and precautions.
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Say goodnight: Getting your child to sleep
How to make bedtime easier.
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Infographic: Sleep safety for baby
Many products made for cribs may actually increase the risk of sleep-related deaths among infants. Learn how create a safer sleep environment for baby.
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Diabetes
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Diabetes: Protect your mental health
Maintaining good emotional health is an important part of keeping diabetes in check.
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Service dogs for diabetes: 5 things you need to know
Service dogs can help people with diabetes avoid low blood sugar—but they aren't right for everyone.
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Foot safety essentials for people with diabetes
If you have diabetes, foot checks should be a part of your regular routine.
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Why race and ethnicity may matter more than weight for heart disease and diabetes
Even if your weight is normal, you may still be at risk for heart disease and diabetes.
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Diabetes: Numbers to know
How much do you really know about diabetes? Check your knowledge with this infographic.
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Heart health
Information about 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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New survey outlines what people know and don't know about cholesterol
Do you really know how to manage your cholesterol? If you're like a lot of folks, the answer is "kind of."
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Dress smart if you have heart failure
Try these 3 tips to make your wardrobe heart-failure friendly.
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For better blood pressure, don't overlook potassium
A study suggests potassium found in fresh fruits, veggies and many other foods may be an unsung hero when it comes to better blood pressure.
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Infographic: Stroke warning signs
Learn the signs and know how to respond.
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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
When men battle brittle bones
Osteoporosis can affect men too.
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If you struggle to understand your health insurance, you're not alone
Even people with college degrees have difficulty interpreting some of the lingo used by their healthcare plans, a survey finds.
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Prostate cancer treatment options bring different side effects
Two new studies looked at the side effects of treatment with surgery or radiation compared with close monitoring.
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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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Stress on the job
Too much stress at work can take a physical and mental toll.
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
The DASH diet vs. hypertension
Adopting this special eating plan can pay big dividends in your long-term health.
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10 surprisingly salty foods
We get nearly half of our sodium from some unexpected sources.
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Running doesn't have to be hard on your knees
Knee injuries are common in runners, but there are things you can do to make your next jog easier on your joints.
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Infographic: Bicycle safety tips
When bicycles and motor vehicles collide, it's often the cyclist who gets hurt. Pedal toward protection with this infographic.
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Video: 2 ways to hull a strawberry
You can use a knife, but a drinking straw might be more fun.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
Blood pressure control important for women
Paying attention to your blood pressure can make a big difference in your health.
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If you struggle to understand your health insurance, you're not alone
Even people with college degrees have difficulty interpreting some of the lingo used by their healthcare plans, a survey finds.
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Preemptive mastectomy: Worth it for only some women
More women with breast cancer now consider getting both breasts removed¸ but it's a risky procedure and may not be medically needed.
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Zika and birth defects: The risk is real
According to a new report, 10 percent of Zika-infected U.S. moms have babies with birth defects, and some are severe.
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Exercise to help keep bones strong
Using your bones will help keep them strong.
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