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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
5 ways to make your home safer from falls
Older adults are particularly vulnerable to having a serious injury or even dying from a fall. These tips can help you stay steady on your feet.
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What seniors get right and wrong after they take a tumble
Most seniors talk to a healthcare provider after a serious fall, a small study finds. But they often miss the next step in staying safe.
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The alarming link between blood pressure and dementia
Day-to-day variations in blood pressure may increase the risk of diseases like Alzheimer's, suggests a new study.
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Take a shot at beating the flu
Vaccination can help you stay healthy during flu season.
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Depression and seniors
The blues aren't a normal part of growing older.
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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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FDA approves new peanut allergy claim on food labels
The new label was approved after a study found that eating peanut products might help prevent allergies in some kids.
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Learn about one of the possible culprits of all that fall sneezing
A single ragweed plant can release 1 million grains of pollen into the air in just one day.
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Asthma: A guide to inhalers and nebulizers
Inhalers and nebulizers are important tools for managing asthma and other airway diseases.
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Cold vs. allergy quiz
Is it a cold or an allergy? Take this quiz.
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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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Arthritis 101
Questions and answers about arthritis.
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What are autoimmune diseases?
When the immune system goes awry.
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Understanding rheumatoid arthritis
When the immune system attacks the joints.
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Treating rheumatoid arthritis
Improved treatments mean people with this autoimmune disease have a better outlook than in the past.
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Cancer
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Watch for warning signs of cancer
Knowing what to look for may be an important 1st step in defeating the disease.
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New moles even more dangerous than old ones
Regular body checks can help you spot the most serious type of skin cancer early, when it's often easiest to treat.
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Breast cancer: What to do if you find a lump
Most breast lumps are not cancerous.
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Steps to a successful mammogram (infographic)
Regular screening tests are a great way to try to find breast cancer in its early stages, when it's usually easier to treat.
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Quiz: Breast cancer
Find out how much you know about this disease.
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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Learn what not to put in a baby's crib
Many babies who die of SIDS are found in their cribs. A safe sleep environment helps reduce the risk.
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Preventing SIDS
Prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by putting babies to sleep on their backs.
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With the nasal spray out, fewer kids got flu vaccinations
Getting rid of the nasal spray option may have resulted in fewer kids getting a flu vaccine, a new study says.
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Top tips for avoiding a lice outbreak at your house
It's Lice Prevention Month. Here are some tips to keep these critters away.
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Dressing safely for Halloween (infographic)
Having fun at Halloween is all about dressing the part. Make sure your children dress safely in their costumes with these tips.
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Diabetes
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Diabetes and kidney disease
Kidney disease is a potentially serious complication of diabetes.
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Keep kidney disease in check
Early detection and treatment of kidney trouble can help prevent or delay chronic kidney disease.
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Diabetes: Keep an eye out for high blood pressure
As many as two out of three adults with diabetes also have high blood pressure.
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How diabetes affects teeth
Uncontrolled diabetes can harm your teeth and gums.
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Understanding gastroparesis
A disruption in the digestive process that is often caused by diabetes.
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Heart health
Information about heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
It’s never too early to protect your heart: Tips for young adults
Taking healthy steps early in life may help you avoid heart disease.
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Progress preventing stroke deaths stalls
The decline in stroke death rates slows in three out of four states.
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Atrial fibrillation: Why you shouldn't ignore a fluttering heart
Without treatment, this dangerous heart condition could cause a stroke.
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Living with a cardiac pacemaker
Pacemakers are reliable and safe. But there are a few things you need to know to keep your pacemaker working well.
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Heart attack symptoms (infographic)
Chest discomfort is the most common symptom, but there are others as well.
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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
Men: Recognize symptoms of depression
Depression can strike any man at any age.
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Study lends support to prostate cancer screening
Researchers took a new look at previous studies and came to a different conclusion.
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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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Breast cancer in men
Breast cancer isn't common among men, but it can happen.
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5 steps to clean hands (infographic)
Keeping your hands clean is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of infection and illness.
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
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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Stepping on the scale more often linked to weight loss
Doing this every day could be the key to shedding pounds, a new study suggests.
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Infographic: Healthy shopping on a budget
How to fill up your cart without emptying your wallet.
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Eating well when you have kidney disease
When your kidneys aren't doing their job, healthful changes to your diet are essential.
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Pumpkin mac and cheese
A great recipe for fall.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
Learn how to lower your risk of breast cancer
A woman in the U.S. has about a 1 in 8 chance of getting breast cancer sometime during her life. Here's how to increase your chances of being in the 7 out of 8 women who never develop the disease.
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A low-dose menopause treatment is safe and effective, study finds
Vaginal estrogen relieves some menopause symptoms without serious side effects, according to a new study.
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New moms don't always report mood changes
By opening up about their symptoms, more women can get the treatment they need and start feeling better.
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Women: Beating the blues
Though women are more likely to have depression than men, many do not seek help
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Quiz: Breast cancer
Find out how much you know about this disease.
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