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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
Seniors and surgery
Age alone shouldn’t keep you from having surgery.
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Millions of seniors are skipping blood pressure meds
Many older adults could greatly improve their health by changing this one habit.
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10 things every grandparent should do
There might not be an official manual for how to be a great grandparent. But these smart tips can help.
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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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Quiz: Aging and exercise
Exercise your knowledge of senior fitness with this quiz.
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Allergies and asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Got asthma? Get a flu shot
Doctors recommend the shot every fall for people with asthma.
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Giving babies eggs and peanut butter early may prevent allergies later
Babies who eat eggs or foods that contain peanuts relatively early in life may be less likely to develop allergies to these foods later, according to a study. Here's what parents need to know before giving their little one these foods.
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Food allergy or intolerance: What’s the difference?
Food intolerance is sometimes mistaken for an allergy, but it's not as serious.
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Asthma: A guide to inhalers and nebulizers
Inhalers and nebulizers are important tools for managing asthma and other airway diseases.
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Quiz: Cold vs. allergy
Is it a cold or an allergy? Take this quiz.
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Arthritis
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Arthritis and the flu
Protecting yourself from the flu should be a priority if you have a condition such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus.
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Arthritis 101
Questions and answers about arthritis.
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Arthritis: Getting a good night's rest
Quality sleep is especially important if you have arthritis.
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Questions to ask about arthritis surgery
Find out what you should know before surgery.
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Loosen the grip of arthritis pain
Don't let your joints get you out of joint.
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Cancer
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Watch for warning signs of cancer
Knowing what to look for may be an important 1st step in defeating the disease.
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FDA: Ovarian cancer screening tests can't be trusted
Tests may lead to unnecessary surgery when women don't have cancer and delays in treatment when they do
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Medical radiation: A cause for concern?
Worries about radiation shouldn't keep you from getting a test you need, but it is a good idea to take steps to minimize your exposure.
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Breast cancer: What to do if you find a lump
Most breast lumps are not cancerous.
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Infographic: Steps to a successful mammogram
Regular screening tests are a great way to try to find breast cancer in its early stages, when it's usually easier to treat.
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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Parents often err when measuring children's medicine
A lack of standard units and poor dosing tools may set parents up to fail, a study suggests.
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When do sick kids need an antibiotic?
Study suggests a simple way to lessen antibiotic prescribing.
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Subtract added sugars from your child's diet
The American Heart Association wants kids ages 2 and older to eat no more than 6 teaspoons of added sugars daily. That's a lot less than most kids currently consume.
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To keep teens at a healthy weight, focus on lifestyle, not the scale
Too much emphasis on weight can backfire.
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Infographic: Dressing safely for Halloween
Having fun at Halloween is all about dressing the part. Make sure your children dress safely in their costumes with these tips.
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Diabetes
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
How diabetes affects teeth
Uncontrolled diabetes can harm your teeth and gums.
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Weighing the options for treating obesity
When lifestyle changes don't help you shed excess weight, one of these 4 FDA-approved medical devices could be an option.
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Look out for prediabetes
Simple screening can uncover this reversible precursor to diabetes.
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Understanding gastroparesis
A disruption in the digestive process that is often caused by diabetes.
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Quiz: Diabetes
What's one of the biggest health threats facing the U.S. today? Find out and get the facts with this quiz.
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Heart health
Information about heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Aspirin and your heart
Not just for headaches anymore, aspirin can be a lifesaver.
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Learn two ways to eat better and improve your cholesterol
These two tips can help you keep your cholesterol in a healthy range and lower your risk of heart 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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Transient ischemic attack: A stroke warning you should heed
Taking action when a warning stroke happens can help prevent a later stroke.
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Are you at risk for stroke?
Learn your risk factors and start taking steps to protect yourself.
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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
Infographic: What your pee color means
The color of your urine can say a lot. Find out what you're flushing.
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Skip the nasal spray vaccine this flu season
Immunization experts recommend getting a shot instead.
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How to help when your partner has breast cancer
Communication is the key to any healthy relationship, and that's doubly true after a cancer diagnosis.
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Depression may look different in men
Men are less likely than women to get treated for this chronic and dangerous disease.
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Are you depressed?
Depression is a serious but treatable illness. If you or someone you love has symptoms of depression, it's important to seek help.
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Recipe revival: How to make your favorite meals healthier
Simple steps for improving the nutritional value of your favorite recipes.
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9 must-try ideas for fall apples
Take a bite out of fall's favorite fruit with these tasty ideas for apple-centric meals, snacks and desserts.
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Get active, save dough
Regular exercise could save you money when it comes to healthcare.
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Choosing a healthful cooking oil
The healthiest cooking oils are generally those made from plants such as corn, canola, olive, safflower, soybean and sunflower.
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Pumpkin mac and cheese
A great recipe for fall.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
10 screening tests women need
What tests to get and when.
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Skip the nasal spray vaccine this flu season
Immunization experts recommend getting a shot instead.
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Women: Beating the blues
Though women are more likely to have depression than men, many do not seek help
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Are you at risk for breast cancer?
Many things may raise your risk for getting breast cancer. Discover what they are.
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Quiz: Breast cancer
Find out how much you know about this disease.
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