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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
Strength training for seniors
Strength training can help you stay strong and active as you age.
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The crucial screening test baby boomers are missing
Many adults don't know if they have hepatitis C, a condition that can cause serious liver damage and even death.
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Caregivers: Mind your mental health
A new study shows nearly a quarter of all caregivers struggle with depression and even more have anxiety.
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Infographic: Common foot health problems
By the time you are 50 years old, your feet may have traveled 75,000 miles! Learn what foot health problems to watch out for along the way.
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How alcohol affects seniors
Drinking alcohol in any amount can pose special risks for older adults.
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Allergies and asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Coping with airborne allergens
Reduce your exposure to pollen, mold, dust and pet dander.
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Got hay fever? Probiotics could help
Taking supplements can make seasonal allergies less miserable, new findings suggest.
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Watch out for molds
Mold spores can cause allergic reactions in some people.
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Understanding allergic asthma
Learn more about the most common form of asthma.
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Quiz: Hay fever
If you have hay fever, what are you actually allergic to? Test your smarts about seasonal allergies with this quiz.
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Arthritis
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Arthritis and your feet
Learn what might be done when arthritis affects your feet.
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Walk, or swim or jog, away from arthritis pain
CDC suggests exercise is a great option for those dealing with painful joints.
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Types of surgery to treat arthritis
Arthritis surgery can ease joint pain and stiffness.
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Baby boomers: When the diagnosis is arthritis
It may seem like you're too young for arthritis, but increasingly, this disease is something baby boomers have to cope with.
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What is Sjögren's syndrome?
When the immune system turns against healthy body cells.
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Cancer
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Recovering after cancer treatment
Tips to help you heal.
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Fighting fatigue while fighting cancer: What works?
A new study looked at the most effective ways to overcome the overwhelming fatigue that many cancer patients feel.
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Colorectal cancer: Eat right to lower your risk
These do's and don'ts can help you lower your risk for colorectal cancer.
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Childhood cancer: Coping with a diagnosis
A look at the emotions parents often struggle with when a child is diagnosed with cancer and advice on coping with these feelings.
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Quiz: Cancer prevention
Can using an antiperspirant increase cancer risk? Will eating sugar make cancer worse? Learn the facts with this quiz.
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Children and parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Teen substance abuse assessment
Are you concerned that your teen may be using drugs or alcohol? This assessment can help you decide if there's a problem.
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Doctors warn against teen pot use
States may be changing laws against marijuana, but pediatricians urge parents to hold firm to "no drugs" rules.
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Protect kids from opioid poisoning
New research stresses the need to keep painkillers away from children.
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Is your child ready for team sports?
Choose the right sport for your child, and the right time for him or her to start playing.
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Infographic: Vaccines for infants through age 6
Find out what vaccines are recommended when.
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Diabetes
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Diabetes: Numbers to know
How much do you really know about diabetes? Check your knowledge with this infographic.
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Protect your eyesight: 4 facts for people with diabetes
Good glucose control plus early detection could save your sight.
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Diabetes and your feet
What you don't feel can hurt you.
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What is Charcot foot?
A condition often linked to nerve damage caused by diabetes.
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Treating diabetic foot wounds
Check your feet daily for signs of trouble and get treatment for any problems right away.
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Heart health
Information about heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Understanding atherosclerosis
It's important to learn about the risk factors for this artery-clogging disease and to take action now to protect your health.
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Most people don't need fish oil supplements for heart health
However, fish oil supplements can be beneficial for people with a history of certain heart problems.
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World's healthiest hearts belong to South American tribe
Most adults in this tribe live their entire lives without developing clogged arteries.
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Your pacemaker or ICD might not play nice with your other electronic devices
Cellphones, e-readers and even electric power drills could keep your medical devices from working properly. Here's what to do.
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Infographic: Know your fats
Some fats are healthier than others.
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Men's health
Health information especially for men.
Calculate your body mass index
Checking your body mass index can help you determine if your weight is in a healthy range.
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Are you tethered to technology?
A new survey shows kids aren't the only ones scanning screens nonstop. Find out how many adults are doing the same and at what cost to their health.
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Do you have a drinking problem?
Take a short quiz to find out whether you may have a problem with alcohol.
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Infographic: Drinking to excess
Alcohol can hurt your health, particularly if you drink a lot.
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Drinking alcohol? Your organs will notice
Alcohol does more than change your perception of the world. Alcohol can also trigger changes in your internal organs. Find out more.
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Nutrition and fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Feel better with fiber in your diet
Fiber helps the body function properly.
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Probiotics: A guide to good bacteria
Probiotics may help your health. Here's how to get started.
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What do you know about America's favorite drink?
We've collected 8 fascinating facts about coffee and caffeine.
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The benefits of strength training
Working out with weights speeds up metabolism and helps you burn calories.
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Infographic: Treating sports injuries
Mild strains and sprains can benefit from initial treatment at home using the R.I.C.E. method.
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Women's health
Health information especially for women.
How dense are you? A guide to testing your bone mass
Bone mineral density testing can help measure the strength of your bones.
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When migraine medicines fail, these two devices can help
If you've given up hope of stopping migraine pain, you need to read this.
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Alcohol's gender gap
Drinking may be especially dangerous for women.
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Shoe shopping: It's all about fit
To reduce your risk for foot problems, it's important to choose shoes that fit well.
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Quiz: High heels and feet
Are high heels worth all the pain and strife? Find out with this quiz.
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