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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
Gardening with arthritis
Don't let arthritis keep you from enjoying your garden.
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Virtual reality groups offer real-life support for seniors who've lost a spouse
A new study shows why older widows and widowers may have much to gain by joining an online grief support group.
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4 simple steps to stay steady on your feet
Falls are the leading cause of injuries, and deaths from injuries, among seniors.
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Infographic: Bathroom fall prevention
About 80 percent of injuries in the bathroom are due to falls—and most of those injuries happen to older adults. Do you know how to prevent falls in the bathroom?
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Seniors: What to do about constipation
What does regular mean, anyway?
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Allergies and asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Tips for allergy-free gardening
How to control your allergies while you use your green thumb.
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Allergy shots or tablets: Which is best for you?
One you take at home. The other you take at a doctor's office. That's just one of several factors to consider when weighing the pros and cons of allergy shots and tablets.
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Aspirin and asthma don't mix
Aspirin and other common over-the-counter medicines may make asthma worse.
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Asthma triggers
Find out what can cause an asthma attack.
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Make a plan to control your asthma
Take this form to your doctor and create your personal asthma action plan. It will make it easier to control your asthma.
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Arthritis
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
The emotional side of arthritis
Take steps to cope with the emotional effects of arthritis.
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The problem with metal joints
Joint replacement surgery helps many, but it may spell more trouble for some.
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3 drug-free ways to ease arthritis pain
Lifestyle changes can help stop the pain before it starts.
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Weight loss can improve knee arthritis
With each pound you put on, your knees absorb about 4 extra pounds of pressure.
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A guide to total knee replacement
Know when it's needed, how it's done and when you'll recover.
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Cancer
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Coping with the physical effects of cancer
Lifestyle changes and medicines may help you feel better.
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Don't delay a follow-up colonoscopy
When a stool test for colorectal cancer turns up positive, putting off a colonoscopy raises colorectal cancer risk.
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Beware of bogus cancer treatments, FDA warns
All-natural "cancer cures" are frequently advertised on websites and social media. But, in many cases, there's no way to know if the products are safe or effective.
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Talking to a friend or relative who has cancer
Knowing when to talk, what to say and how to listen.
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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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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Protect kids from sunburn
Sunburns during childhood are linked to skin cancer in adulthood.
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FDA warns against giving codeine, an opioid, to kids
Codeine can cause life-threatening breathing problems in children.
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Summer safety rules for kids and cars
Don't underestimate the heat.
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Leave fireworks to the pros
Playing with fireworks or having a display at home can be dangerous.
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Headaches in children: What parents need to know
Help your child avoid headache pain.
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Diabetes
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Diabetes: Is tight control for you?
Find out what this approach to controlling blood sugar means and who might benefit.
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4 tips to help you take tight control of diabetes
Tight control for diabetes can be a challenge. Find out how to make it work for you.
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Insulin basics
Managing levels of this hormone is a key to controlling diabetes.
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A guide to insulin pumps
If you have diabetes, using an insulin pump may be a convenient way to manage your blood sugar.
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Tips for buying diabetes supplies
The right supplies can make controlling your blood sugar easier.
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Heart health
Information about heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Stroke can strike at any age
Recognize your risk—stroke isn't just for older adults.
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Most people who have warning strokes don't call 911
A transient ischemic attack can be a sign that a major stroke is on the way.
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Popular pain killers may quickly raise the risk of a heart attack
You may want to first read the latest research about NSAIDs and your heart before popping that pill.
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Snoring your way to heart trouble
Obstructive sleep apnea can raise your risk for heart disease and stroke.
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People who expect statin side effects tend to have more of them
The side effects are real, but their cause may not be the medicine itself.
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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
Safety in the office
Tips for avoiding workplace injury.
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Alcohol isn't the only behind-the-wheel risk while driving
Like alcohol, medications and illegal drugs can both affect driving. A new report outlines just how pervasive this problem is.
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Americans think super busy is super better
We see long hours at work as a sign of status.
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Home remedies for headaches
Medication isn't the only option.
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Sunscreen basics
Learn how sunscreen can help save your skin.
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Cut back on sodium by checking food labels
May is High Blood Pressure Education Month. Since sodium and high blood pressure are linked, now is a good time to cut your salt intake. This illustration shows you how.
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Want to live longer? Bike to work
Cycling to your job may extend your life and cut your risk of several deadly diseases.
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Go Mediterranean: 4 recipes for heart-healthy summer eating
A Mediterranean-style diet is great for your heart and doesn't skimp on flavor.
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Infographic: Hydration facts
Don't wait to hydrate. Find out if you're getting enough water—and how to get your share.
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Video: How to cut corn off the cob
Try this safe and mess-free tip.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
Migraines and women
Hormones may be to blame, but treatment can help.
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One nation under stress
A review of nine years of surveys finds many Americans feel distraught but are unable to find the help they need to feel better.
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Try these bone-building exercises
Keep your bones strong and fight osteoporosis with weight-bearing exercises. Here’s how.
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Exercise, hot weather can be a dangerous mix
Have fun outdoors, but stay cool.
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Infographic: Sun safety
Sun exposure is a preventable skin cancer risk factor.
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