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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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Treadmill + virtual reality = fewer falls in older people
Efforts to prevent falls in older people usually focus on motor skills alone. This study aimed to improve both motor and thinking skills.
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Few seniors seek health info on the internet
Less than 20 percent of seniors search for health information online, compared to 60 percent of the general population. But they might benefit most.
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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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Infographic: What your cholesterol numbers mean
When your cholesterol numbers are off, it puts your health at risk. Do you know what your levels mean?
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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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Amish farm life protects against asthma
A new study suggests the airborne dust in an Amish farmhouse may keep children from getting asthma.
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Count asthma absent
Tips for helping kids avoid asthma problems in the classroom.
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Check pollen and mold counts to help keep hay fever in check
Learning pollen and mold counts could help you know when to start taking your allergy medicine and when to stay indoors.
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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.
Make a plan for managing arthritis pain
A pain management plan may make living with arthritis easier.
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Diet that brings down blood pressure might also treat gout
The DASH diet may be nearly as effective at treating gout as some medicines.
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Understanding osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis.
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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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Pain quiz
Test your knowledge.
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Cancer
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
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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Should you be screened for prostate cancer?
Your doctor can help you decide if screening is the right choice.
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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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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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Quiz: Prostate cancer
When should you talk to your doctor about prostate cancer? Find out in this
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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Taking medicines at school
How to make sure your child gets the treatments he or she needs while at school.
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Those lousy head lice
Reports of head lice tend to peak around the time kids go back to school. Learn the facts about these blood-sucking bugs.
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Home alone: Is your child ready?
How to know if it's safe to leave kids home on their own.
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Bullying: Not just child’s play
Bullying isn't a benign rite of childhood; it's a potentially serious problem that parents should address.
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The benefits of breakfast
Eating a healthy breakfast is a great way to jump-start your day.
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Diabetes
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Diabetes: Keep your cholesterol under control
Many people with diabetes also have high cholesterol levels.
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Can the Mediterranean diet help you live longer?
A new study finds some evidence that this popular diet curbs certain health risks.
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Tired, achy legs might signal peripheral arterial disease
This common disorder can be serious, but it's often overlooked.
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Check your risk for peripheral arterial disease
Do you have unexplained leg pain or numbness? It may be a sign of peripheral arterial disease.
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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.
Why you should care about your cholesterol
Three reasons to know your levels.
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The cholesterol test
A simple blood test can tell you where your cholesterol stands.
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Breaking free from bad fats
Cut back on saturated fats by choosing healthier-fat alternatives.
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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.
8 steps men can take to improve their health
Take action now to help ensure a healthy future.
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Could you be at risk of job burnout?
Find out what new research suggests about the causes of job stress and burnout
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Overcoming erectile dysfunction
Treatments are available for men of all ages.
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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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Understanding benign prostatic hyperplasia
This problem is common among older men, but it's also highly treatable.
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Diet and cholesterol
Five food choices that can help you control your cholesterol levels.
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Daily workouts can offset desk time
An hour of exercise a day can combat the health risks of sitting for long periods, finds a new study.
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Infographic: Healthy shopping on a budget
How to fill up your cart without emptying your wallet.
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A guide to vegetarian diets
A carefully crafted vegetarian eating plan offers health benefits.
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Video: How to core an apple
Try this simple technique.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
Protect yourself from cervical cancer
Avoid this once-common cancer.
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Smoking linked to brain bleeds in women
Women who smoke heavily are 8 times more likely to suffer brain bleeds than nonsmokers.
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3 unique health risks of young female athletes
Girls who play sports are at higher risk for a trio of health conditions. Learn to spot the warning signs.
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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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