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Health information especially for seniors.
Dog-walking unleashes troubling trend
Seniors should consider a smaller breed when selecting a dog.
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Should you buy name-brand meds? (video)
Fancier packaging and familiarity make name-brand drugs appealing, but are they more effective than their generic counterparts? Watch to find out.
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Learning you have high blood pressure
What you'll need to know to help get high blood pressure under control.
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Warning signs of heart failure
Heart failure comes on so gradually, it's easy to overlook warning signs.
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When the diagnosis is osteoarthritis
Get the facts about this common, manageable joint condition.
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Allergies and Asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Make a plan to control your asthma
Take this form to your doctor and create your personal asthma action plan. It will make it easier to control your asthma.
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Take an active role in your asthma control
Don't let asthma slow you down.
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Medications to treat asthma
The proper medications can help you breathe easier if you have asthma.
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Living with an animal and an allergy
What to do when you're allergic to your pet.
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Shell shock: Peanut allergies
Peanut allergies are rare but dangerous.
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Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Exercise and arthritis can (and do) go together
Is arthritis keeping you away from exercise? See this graphic filled with exercise options that are easy on your joints.
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Is it time to see a doctor for that achy back? (video)
There are a variety of treatments for persistent back pain—don't be shy about making an appointment with your doctor.
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Watch your back
A user's guide to a strong and healthy back.
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A guide to arthroscopy
Many people with joint problems are candidates for arthroscopic surgery.
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Arthritis on the job
Learn how to cope with arthritis at work.
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Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Mailing people at-home test kits for colon cancer boosts screening rates
Six out of 10 adults were overdue for screening, a study shows.
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Soy and breast cancer
Does it affect your cancer risk?
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Caring for an older adult with cancer can be tough
A new large study is the first to look at the effect that caring for older adults with cancer has on a caregiver's health.
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Understanding chemotherapy
Chemotherapy, which uses drugs to destroy cancer cells, may be used alone or with other treatments for cancer.
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6 ways to avoid cancer
These healthy habits can help you head off many types of cancer.
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Children and Parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Bedroom TV can harm preschoolers’ development
Screen-exposed youngsters had more health problems later on, a study finds.
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Print books offer parents, children a richer experience
Parents interact less with toddlers when reading from an e-book, a study found.
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The new parent checklist for leaving home with baby (video)
Leaving the house with a newborn requires more than remembering your keys, wallet and phone. Find out which tools new parents should have with them at all times.
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Biking with baby
Biking with a baby on board requires special skills and precautions.
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Sleep safety for baby
Many products made for cribs may actually increase the risk of sleep-related deaths among infants. Learn how to create a safer sleep environment for baby.
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Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Study: As a diagnostic test, A1C often misses diabetes
Other tests may be more accurate at diagnosing the disease.
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Diabetic eye disease: Types and treatments
Early diagnosis and treatment can help preserve your vision.
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Exercising when you have diabetes
Exercise can be good for people with diabetes, but it's important to put safety first.
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Diabetes: Protect your mental health
Maintaining good emotional health is an important part of keeping diabetes in check.
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Type 1 diabetes: An introduction
Type 1 diabetes can't be prevented, but it can be controlled.
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Heart Health
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Even moderate drinking may raise blood pressure
New research could challenge moderate drinking's supposed benefits.
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Midday naps may lower blood pressure
Some short shuteye may be as effective as lifestyle changes in bringing blood pressure down.
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High-intensity interval training may be beneficial after a heart attack
This way of working out alternates bursts of intense exercise with a few minutes of less-demanding activity.
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Stroke warning signs
Learn the signs and know how to respond.
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How emotions can affect your heart
Look into your heart—your emotions may be stirring up trouble.
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Men's Health
Health information especially for men.
Testicular cancer: A young man's disease
The average age for diagnosis of testicular cancer is 33. But it's usually treated successfully.
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What are kidney stones?
Kidney stones are one of the most common problems affecting the urinary system.
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While you were sleeping
While you're sleeping your body is going through a complex process of repair and rejuvenation.
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Getting ready for an intimate exam
Preparing your mind for tests on private body parts.
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When men battle brittle bones
Osteoporosis can affect men too.
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Nutrition and Fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Want to live longer? Make this sitting swap
Replacing 30 minutes of sitting with active time each day may reduce your risk of early death.
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Asparagus 5 ways
Besides being delicious, asparagus is rich in folate, a B vitamin that may play a role in preventing cancer. Find out how to get more of these springtime spears in your diet.
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Where's the salt? Hidden sources of sodium (video)
These six common foods are often high in sodium, which puts you at risk for high blood pressure.
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Returning to exercise after an injury
Rushing back to activity before you have time to heal can put you at risk for re-injury and possibly an even longer downtime.
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Bicycle safety tips
When bicycles and motor vehicles collide, it's often the cyclist who gets hurt. Pedal toward protection with this infographic.
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Women's Health
Health information especially for women.
Having children may not trigger multiple sclerosis relapse after all
This new study also highlights breastfeeding’s benefits.
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Try these bone-building exercises
Keep your bones strong and fight osteoporosis with weight-bearing exercises. Here’s how.
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Warning for women: Heart attack symptoms can be subtle
Women can help protect their health by learning the facts about heart attack.
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When should you go to the ER? (video)
Not every medical issue belongs at the ER. Learn when you can go to urgent and walk-in care and when you absolutely must go to the ER.
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Blood pressure control important for women
Paying attention to your blood pressure can make a big difference in your health.
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