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Health information especially for seniors.
How alcohol affects seniors
Drinking alcohol in any amount can pose special risks for older adults.
Not sleeping well? Don't blame your age
Sleeping problems aren't unusual for older people, but they're not a given either.
Caregivers: 7 ways to make the most of office visits
Being prepared for appointments can help you be a better healthcare partner.
Seniors: A DASH-style diet may head off depression
The typical American diet, with lots of red meat and saturated fat, may actually raise depression risk.
Stay active as you age for a healthier brain
A new study finds more gray matter in the brains of active seniors, possibly making them less susceptible to dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Read our tips for how to stay active as you age.
Allergies and Asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Living with an animal and an allergy
What to do when you're allergic to your pet.
Are bed bugs' feces worse than their bites?
A study suggests that bed bug-infested homes may contain high levels of a compound called histamine, which in some people may trigger health problems.
Infants and food allergies
Learn the usual signs and what you can do.
Coping with airborne allergens
Reduce your exposure to pollen, mold, dust and pet dander.
Understanding allergic asthma
Learn more about the most common form of asthma.
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Is it time for a new knee? (video)
If knee pain is keeping you from enjoying life, it's time to talk to your doctor.
Get in the swim of things with water exercises for arthritis
Water is a safe, ideal environment for relieving arthritis pain and stiffness.
What is total joint replacement?
Learn when it's used and how it's done.
Types of surgery to treat arthritis
Arthritis surgery can ease joint pain and stiffness.
Arthritis and your feet
Learn what might be done when arthritis affects your feet.
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
A good reason to watch your red meat intake (video)
Limiting red meat can help you avoid a common cancer.
Breast cancer: Radiation therapy not as bad as expected
Although many breast cancer patients are nervous about radiation treatment, a new study shows the experience tends to be better than they thought it would be.
Oral, head and neck cancer: How much do you know?
A common type of cancer is tied to a (sadly) common activity. Find out what that activity is, and how much it can cost you.
Colorectal cancer: Numbers to know
Screening tests can remove growths before they have a chance to turn into cancer.
Quiz: Cancer prevention
Can using an antiperspirant increase cancer risk? Will eating sugar make cancer worse? Learn the facts with this quiz.
Children and Parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Is my child being bullied? (video)
Keep an eye out for these signs. And check in with your child, letting them know they can tell you anything.
Bullying: Not just child’s play
Bullying isn't a benign rite of childhood; it's a potentially serious problem that parents should address.
Poison prevention: 6 places to start
Poison Prevention Week begins March 20 and is the perfect time to make sure you've poison-proofed your home.
Toddler drinks not good for toddlers, says study
The labels on toddler drinks are inaccurate and misleading. Should FDA step in?
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.
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Increase your knowledge about diabetes
How much do you really know about diabetes? Check your knowledge with this infographic.
Sweet diabetes success with baking blends (video)
Baking blends are a convenient way to make baked goods more diabetes-friendly.
Diabetes and your feet
What you don't feel can hurt you.
Treating diabetic foot wounds
Check your feet daily for signs of trouble and get treatment for problems right away.
Is an insulin pump right for you?
Use this decision tool to help you weigh the pros and cons of using an insulin pump.
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Warning signs of heart failure (infographic)
Heart failure comes on so gradually, it's easy to overlook warning signs.
Migraines linked to more heart, blood vessel disorders
Women, as well as people who see auras, were among those most likely to have heart or vascular problems, the study showed.
Cardiac arrest: Fast action saves lives
As many as 3,459 lives could be saved each year with public defibrillators, bystanders and initiative. Are you ready?
The MIND diet protects the brain after a stroke
Research also shows this diet helps lower the risk for Alzheimer's disease.
A recipe for a healthy heart (video)
A plant-heavy diet is one of your best defenses against heart disease.
Health information especially for men.
How alcohol damages your body (infographic)
In the short term, alcohol can lead to poor behavior and accidents. In the long term, it can damage organs and raise your risk for cancer.
Do you have a drinking problem?
Take a short quiz to find out whether you may have a problem with alcohol.
Cutting out alcohol
Try these tips to help you stay sober.
Sleep apnea: Skipping CPAP may lead to more hospital visits
A new study found that people who didn't follow their prescribed CPAP treatment were more likely to be readmitted to a hospital within 30 days for heart problems and other causes. Check out our tips for getting used to CPAP.
Bug bombs: They're also hurting humans
Despite stepped-up warning labels, the number of people getting sick from bug bombs hasn't budged.
Nutrition and Fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
7 surprising ways you may be sabotaging your diet
Some of the things you do to try to lose weight may actually keep you from shedding extra pounds.
'Pro-inflammatory' diets linked to colorectal cancer
A new study shows a link between colorectal cancer and inflammatory foods (including red and processed meats).
Spring cleaning? 7 tips to avoid injury
Injuries from household chores are more common than you might suspect.
Treating sports injuries (infographic)
Mild strains and sprains can benefit from initial treatment at home using the R.I.C.E. method.
How much sugar is in that drink? (video)
All sweet drinks are not created equal. Some have only a little sugar, while some have way more than you might think.
Health information especially for women.
High heels and feet quiz
Are high heels worth all the pain and strife? Find out with this quiz.
Most women don't need ovarian cancer screening
A task force says ovarian cancer screenings aren't necessary for women not at high risk and who haven't had symptoms. Here's why.
Oral contraceptives linked with decreased cancer risk
A new study suggests birth control pills could lower your risk for certain types of cancers. Learn how they play a role.
Women: Coping with persistent adult acne
Acne is supposed to be a high school concern. But for many women, it's a problem they continue to face as adults.
Garden safety (infographic)
Gardening is a great way to boost your wellness, but make sure to plant seeds for safety before you get in the dirt.
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