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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
Protect your back when you travel
Your back can take a beating when you travel. Here's how to avoid the pain.
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Some plant therapies may help cool hot flashes
Soy-based foods and supplements may decrease daily hot flashes and vaginal dryness, at least modestly.
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Medicines can make skin sun-sensitive
Certain medicines can make skin more vulnerable to damage or allergic reactions when exposed to sunlight.
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Is dry, itchy skin a natural part of aging?
How to smooth and soothe dry skin.
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Drink up! Making sure you get enough water
Water and other fluids are especially important during exercise or warm weather.
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Allergies and asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Control pollution from home heating and cooling systems
How to keep your indoor air clean.
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Helping your child cope with asthma
Learn how parents can help children deal with the emotional side of the disease.
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When asthma acts up
During an asthma flare-up, changes inside your lungs bring on breathing troubles.
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Understanding angioedema
Allergies are a common cause of this skin condition.
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Lungs quiz
Test your knowledge.
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Arthritis
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Everyday tips for living with arthritis
Making a few adjustments can help you perform routine chores and household tasks without aggravating your arthritis.
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Diagnosing arthritis
The first step toward treating the disease.
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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.
Heading off cancer
What you can do.
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U.S. can meet colorectal cancer screening goals
There's a major push to get more Americans screened for colorectal cancer. And healthcare facilities can handle the demand.
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Cancer: The facts about follow-up care
Follow-up care is important after cancer treatment.
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Check your risk for skin cancer
Skin cancer is now the most common cancer in the United States. While the disease can affect anyone, some people are more vulnerable than others.
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Infographic: Cancer by the numbers
Learn about the lifetime risk a man or woman has of developing or dying from specific types of cancer.
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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
A Pokémon GO safety primer
Accidents, dehydration and injuries could really spoil your Pokémon fun.
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Is your teen at risk for suicide?
Pediatricians have updated the most common risk factors for teen suicide, which is on the rise in the U.S.
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Back to school: A parent's checklist
Things to do before school starts.
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Infographic: Backpack basics
Don't let your backpack weigh you down. Take a look at how to choose a sturdy backpack and carry it safely.
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School health quiz
Test your knowledge.
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Diabetes
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Disaster planning especially important for people with diabetes
If you have diabetes, planning ahead can help make sure a natural disaster doesn't turn into a medical emergency.
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Common genes raise diabetes risk, study finds
Findings about diabetes's genetic component could be used to help develop new treatment options.
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Type 1 diabetes: An introduction
Type 1 diabetes can't be prevented, but it can be controlled.
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Diabetes at school
Make sure your child's diabetes management continues in class.
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Teens and diabetes
Tips to help teens keep diabetes under control.
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Heart health
Information about heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Heart-healthy cooking
How to be heart-smart in the kitchen.
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Heart failure patients: Be careful about meds
A new list from the American Heart Association details drugs and supplements that may cause heart failure or make it worse.
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More people with heart defects living into adulthood
A new study suggests that 1.4 million American adults live with a heart defect they had at birth.
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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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Infographic: Heart attack symptoms
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: Make time to discuss prostate cancer screening with your doctor
Screening for prostate cancer has pros and cons. Men need to talk with their doctor about what's best for them.
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Young men aren't getting HIV testing
A CDC report shows that young men are missing out on the chance to know they're infected with HIV.
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Involved dads have positive effect on kids
The many ways fathers add to a child's development may surprise you.
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Grilling with an eye toward good health
Tips for avoiding health hazards when you grill.
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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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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
How to get the most nutrients from your produce
The way you store and prepare fruits and vegetables can influence how many vitamins and minerals you get from them.
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Saturated fats take another hit
Another salvo is fired in the feud over fats as a large, long-term study finds in favor of unsaturated fats.
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A guide to fats
Some fats are healthier than others.
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Infographic: Pick your produce
Find out when your favorite fruits and veggies are in season. There's plenty to pick from!
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Video: How to clean fruits and vegetables
Washing fresh fruits and veggies can help get rid of bacteria.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
Women: Learn your heart disease risk
A look at the factors that can put a woman at risk for heart trouble.
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Don't send that angry tweet yet: Read this first
These tips can help you avoid a post or tweet you may immediately regret.
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Women and bladder control
Bladder control problems are common in women, but they're also usually treatable.
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Yard and garden safety
Take precautions while you're working in the yard.
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How girls can benefit from sports
Participating in sports can have physical, emotional and intellectual payoffs for girls.
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