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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
Handwashing can keep you healthy
Regular handwashing is a simple, effective way to protect yourself from germs.
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Baby boomers seeing less macular degeneration
A new study suggests that baby boomers and the generations that follow have a reduced risk of this common eye condition. But why?
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Strength training beats cardio for older adults who want to lose weight
Cardio workouts may cause muscle loss in seniors trying to drop extra pounds.
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Cold-weather safety for seniors
Cold weather can present special challenges for older adults.
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Don't ignore this lung infection
These pneumonia symptoms should prompt an immediate call to your doctor.
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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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Is long-term allergy treatment right for you?
Use this decision tool to figure out if allergy immunotherapy is a good option for you.
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How to control asthma triggers (infographic)
Recognizing and taming asthma triggers can help you avoid asthma attacks.
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Understanding food allergies
It only takes one bite to cause a health emergency.
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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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Are you ready for joint replacement surgery?
Check out this decision tool if you think joint replacement surgery might be in your future.
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Exercising when you have arthritis
Staying active can reduce arthritis pain and strengthen joints and muscles.
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A guide to joint aspiration and injection
These procedures are used to draw fluids out of joints or inject medicines into them.
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Understanding osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis.
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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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Weight-loss surgery may cut cancer risk by a third in women
Study shows bariatric surgery may significantly reduce women's risk of certain obesity-related cancers.
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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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Should you get a BRCA test?
Use this tool to learn more about the pros and cons of genetic testing for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations.
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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Helping kids cope with stress
Nine things parents can do.
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Getting tangled in window blinds can be deadly for kids
A new study says window blinds still pose risk of strangulation for young children.
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Family meals: A time for health and happiness
It's important to set aside time each week for family meals.
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Winter workouts for kids
The days are short and the weather's cold, but kids still need exercise.
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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.
Eating right when you have diabetes
Getting started on a healthy eating plan is especially important after you've been diagnosed with diabetes.
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Psoriasis linked to a higher risk of type 2 diabetes
It could cause more than 125,000 new cases of type 2 diabetes worldwide each year, according to a new study.
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Checkups to get when you have diabetes (infographic)
Keep your diabetes in check with these routine tests.
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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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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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As the heart grows weaker, memories may fade
Reduced blood flow from the heart to the brain may set the stage for cognitive problems. Could this finding help prevent or treat Alzheimer's disease?
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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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A guide to cardiac rehabilitation
Growing stronger, adopting a healthy diet, making lifestyle changes and learning about heart disease are important goals of cardiac rehabilitation programs.
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Women and heart attacks quiz
Should women worry about heart attacks? Take this quiz to find out.
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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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Take a new approach to New Year's weight loss
Long-term lifestyle changes are key to keeping off the pounds.
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Safely say bye-bye to snow
Shoveling snow can stress your heart and strain your back and shoulders. Learn how to reduce your risk of getting seriously hurt.
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How the flu spreads (infographic)
As many as 20 percent of Americans get the flu every year. Find out how the virus spreads.
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Men's hair loss (quiz)
Attention, men: Learn surprising facts about baldness by taking this quiz.
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
How many calories can you burn with exercise?
Calculate how many calories you're burning with your exercise program.
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Don't let winter put a chill on exercise
Here's how to stick with your New Year's resolution to move more, even when temps drop.
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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 to stop mindless eating
Almost all of us unknowingly overeat—and usually not out of hunger or even because what we're eating tastes particularly good.
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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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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
Save your skin this winter
Lower temps and humidity can make skin itch, flake, crack and even bleed. Learn what you can do.
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Self-inflicted injuries are skyrocketing among young females
But the rate of self-harm in boys is holding steady.
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Mom's pre-existing health problems now causing most harm during pregnancies
The U.S. is one of the only developed nations in the world with a rising maternal death rate.
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Maintaining a healthy weight after you quit smoking
If you watch what you eat and stay active, you can keep your weight in check after you quit smoking.
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Protect yourself from cervical cancer
Avoid this once-common cancer.
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