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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
Cold-weather safety for seniors
Cold weather can present special challenges for older adults.
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Managing your weight as you age
Weight management in later years pays healthy dividends.
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Infographic: Screening tests
Screening tests can help you find and head off health problems early.
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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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Coping with coughs
A cough is a protective reflex action that helps clear your airways.
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Allergies and asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Allergic to indoors
What to do when your allergies happen at home.
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Kids with asthma twice as likely to smoke
Asked why they would add smoking to their breathing problems, most kids cited curiosity.
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What is asthma?
Learn how it affects the lungs.
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How the lungs work
A person at rest breathes about 12 to 15 times per minute.
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Quiz: Asthma
Think you know the basics of asthma? Put your knowledge to the test with this quiz.
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Arthritis
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Arthritis and the weather
Does cold weather make arthritis worse?
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Exercising when you have arthritis
Staying active can reduce arthritis pain and strengthen joints and muscles.
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Parenting with arthritis
Arthritis doesn't have to keep you from being an active, involved parent.
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Living with rheumatoid arthritis
Six things you can do to help control the disease.
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Understanding polymyalgia rheumatica
PMR is a common cause of muscle aches and stiffness in older adults.
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Cancer
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Diet and cancer prevention
No single food or eating plan can prevent cancer, but a healthy diet overall may help cut your risk.
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Tobacco and cancer: By the numbers
Tobacco use causes at least 12 different types of cancer. How many can you name?
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Infographic: Benefits of quitting smoking
Learn how your health will improve after you give up smoking.
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Caring for yourself after cervical cancer
After treatment ends, healing begins.
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Quiz: Cervical cancer
Do we know what causes most cervical cancers? Find out by taking this quiz.
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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Winter workouts for kids
The days are short and the weather's cold, but kids still need exercise.
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Snack ads spur preschoolers to munch more
Kids as young as 2 eat more salty snacks after seeing food ads on TV.
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Helping kids cope with stress
Nine things parents can do.
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Helping kids avoid the flu
What parents can do.
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Too sick for school?
When to keep your kids home.
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Diabetes
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Diabetes and the flu: A dangerous combination
People who have diabetes are at increased risk for complications if they get the flu.
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Diabetes: Caring for yourself during routine illness
Illnesses such as colds and the flu can affect your blood sugar levels.
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Infographic: Diabetes superfoods
A look at some foods that have the nutrients needed for good diabetes management.
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Exercising when you have diabetes
Exercise can be good for people with diabetes, but it's important to put safety first.
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Type 2 diabetes: An introduction
Healthy habits can help you prevent this disease and its complications.
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Heart health
Information about heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Preventing the flu when you have heart disease
If you have heart disease, the flu can cause serious complications.
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Heart attack: Even younger smokers at risk
Those under 50 are eight times more likely to have a heart attack than their nonsmoking peers
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Calculate your target heart rate
Using your target heart rate can help you exercise hard enough to improve your fitness level but not so hard that it's dangerous.
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Lifestyle changes key to bringing down cholesterol
Some of the best ways to influence cholesterol levels are completely within your control.
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Heart surgery: What to expect
Having an idea of what to expect may help ease your stress before heart surgery.
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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
Men: Tips for a longer and healthier life
Guys can increase their chance of a long, healthy life in plenty of ways, starting with not smoking, exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy weight.
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Overcoming barriers to exercise
Discover how to overcome the hurdles that keep you from exercising regularly.
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How many calories do you need each day?
Learn how many calories you need each day to maintain your weight.
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More people have substance use disorders than cancer
That's even though treatment is often effective, surgeon general says.
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Quiz: What equals 1 drink?
Do you know how much alcohol it takes to make 1 drink? Find the answers here.
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
12 steps toward a healthier diet
A look at some simple things you can do to eat more healthfully.
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Don't let winter put a chill on exercise
If your New Year's resolution is to move more, try these 10 workouts to make it stick, even in wintry weather.
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Exercising when you're overweight
Getting fit is good for you, no matter your weight or size.
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How many calories can you burn with exercise?
Calculate how many calories you're burning with your exercise program.
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Breaking through a weight-loss plateau
What to do when the pounds stop coming off.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
Gynecological exams: Important for every woman
Sometimes called well-woman exams, these annual visits help keep you in good health.
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Can cranberry juice cure your UTI?
Cranberry juice has long been touted as a treatment for urinary tract infections. Is it a remedy or a rumor?
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7 surprising ways you may be sabotaging your diet
Some of the things you do to try to lose weight may actually keep you from shedding extra pounds.
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Recipe revival: How to make your favorite meals healthier
Simple steps for improving the nutritional value of your favorite recipes.
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Infographic: How the flu spreads
As many as 20 percent of Americans get the flu every year. Find out how the virus spreads
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