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Health information especially for seniors.
Seniors: Any age is a good age to quit smoking
Why quitting makes sense for seniors.
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Flu fatalities: Last year was record-breaking flu season
Find out who's most vulnerable to the flu.
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Causes and risk factors for Alzheimer's disease
Researchers are still trying to find out what causes Alzheimer's disease, but they have some leads.
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Options for independent living in later life
Consider your choices.
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Alone for the holidays
Keep your season bright even if you're on your own.
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Allergies and Asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Don’t let allergies, asthma ruin your winter holidays
Indoor allergies are a problem for millions of Americans every winter.
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Flu fatalities: Last year was record-breaking flu season
Find out who's most vulnerable to the flu.
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How to use a peak flow meter (infographic)
A peak flow meter can help measure how well your lungs are working. See how to use one.
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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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How to do pursed lip breathing for COPD (video)
Try this simple technique next time you're feeling out of breath.
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Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Arthritis and the weather
Does cold weather make arthritis worse?
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Osteoarthritis symptoms and facts (infographic)
About 1/3 of Americans age 65 or older have osteoarthritis. Do you know how to recognize symptoms and risks of this common condition?
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Your aching hands: Is it arthritis?
Arthritis in the hands and wrists makes even the simplest tasks a challenge. But there are things you can do to ease the pain.
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Understanding gout
This painful joint disease typically starts with swelling in the big toe.
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Arthritis and food quiz
How can foods affect arthritis, and which ones should you avoid?
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Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Try, try again to stop smoking (video)
It often takes multiple attempts at smashing a cigarette habit before you can get rid of it for good.
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All about radon, the invisible lung cancer threat
An inexpensive test could save your life.
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Lung cancer: Causes and symptoms
To reduce your chances of developing lung cancer, avoid every risk factor you can.
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Lung cancer in nonsmokers
Even people who don't smoke can develop lung cancer.
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Secondhand smoke quiz
Think you know the risks of secondhand smoke? Test yourself with this quiz.
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Children and Parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Avoiding illness at school (infographic)
The common cold is just one of the many infectious diseases that can show up in schools.
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The ABCD's of taking meds at school
Parents can work with school staff to help a child cope with a chronic medical condition at school.
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Don't give younger kids decongestants
Find out how to safely treat a stuffy, runny nose.
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Keep your teen safe from prescription drugs
Many teens mistakenly believe prescription drugs are safer than street drugs.
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E-cigarettes quiz
Is your e-cig safer than a pack of smokes? Find out the facts in this quiz.
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Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Diabetes myths (infographic)
Separating the truths from these common myths about diabetes could help improve the health of millions of people.
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How diabetes affects teeth
Uncontrolled diabetes can harm your teeth and gums.
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Diabetes: Should you count carbohydrates?
Carbohydrate counting is one tool you can use to help control blood sugar if you have diabetes.
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Food label facts for people with diabetes
If you have diabetes, you may want to pay special attention to food labels.
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The facts about type 1 diabetes (video)
Type 1 can't be prevented or cured, but with a few lifestyle changes and daily insulin, it needn't slow you down.
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Heart Health
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Heart-healthy cooking
How to be heart-smart in the kitchen.
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Does aspirin protect healthy hearts too?
New research sheds light on aspirin's role in heart, stroke protection.
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Blood pressure: Why it pays to check it yourself
Get tips on starting this healthy habit at home.
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Are you at risk for a heart attack?
Many risk factors can be changed to help lower your chances of having a heart attack.
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A fruit-forward approach to blood pressure (video)
What does a banana have to do with high blood pressure? The answer may surprise you. Watch to learn more.
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Men's Health
Health information especially for men.
Avoid holiday weight gain
Nine tips for enjoying holiday festivities without putting on pounds.
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Fall yard work: 10 tips to stay injury-free
Don't start the season with a strain.
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Avoid holiday fires (infographic)
Tips for making sure your decorations aren't a fire hazard.
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Save your lungs: Stop smoking (video)
When you stop smoking, your body starts healing.
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5 steps to clean hands (infographic)
Keeping your hands clean is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of infection and illness.
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Nutrition and Fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Turkey safety (Infographic)
Get an idea of how long it will take to safely thaw and cook a turkey.
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Food infused with liquid nitrogen can pose risks
FDA has received reports of injury linked to these types of food items.
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Recipe revival: How to make your favorite meals healthier
Simple steps for improving the nutritional value of your favorite recipes.
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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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Heartburn triggers (infographic)
Find out what kinds of food, drinks and behaviors can trigger heartburn.
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Women's Health
Health information especially for women.
Holiday stress: How to cope
You can't avoid stress, but you can take steps to make sure it doesn't ruin your holidays.
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Bladder infection protection: Drinking water helps
Just how much water is enough?
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Depression common in the years leading up to menopause
Expert panel releases first-ever recommendations for helping women during midlife.
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Fireplace safety: Master these fireside tips (video)
Watch this video for six tips for a warm, safer experience.
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The cost of smoking
Find out how much a smoking habit is costing you.
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