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Health information especially for seniors.
A shingles shot might save your eyesight
Shingles in the eye can lead to permanent vision loss.
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Gardening with arthritis
Don't let arthritis keep you from enjoying your garden.
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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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Risk factors for stroke and how to control them
What you can do to help protect yourself from stroke.
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Arthritis: Getting a good night's rest
Quality sleep is especially important if you have arthritis.
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Allergies and Asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
When allergies make you wheeze
Avoiding these culprits might help control your symptoms.
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Study shows kids at risk from inhaler mistakes
Proper use helps protect kids from serious asthma attacks.
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Hay fever: A sneeze on the breeze
Spring is here. Has your nose sprung a leak?
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Aspirin and asthma don't mix
Aspirin and other common over-the-counter medicines may make asthma worse.
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Asthma triggers
Find out what can cause an asthma attack.
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Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Statins are safe for people with rheumatoid arthritis
They can lower cholesterol and inflammation.
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The emotional side of arthritis
Take steps to cope with the emotional effects of arthritis.
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Weight loss can improve knee arthritis
With each pound you put on, your knees absorb about 4 extra pounds of pressure.
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A guide to total knee replacement
Know when it's needed, how it's done and when you'll recover.
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Arthritis: How much exercise is too much?
Know when to say when.
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Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
The sun and your skin
Too much exposure to the sun's UV rays can damage your skin in a variety of ways.
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Sunscreen smarts (video)
More is better to help protect your exposed skin from sunburn—and possibly skin cancer.
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Coping with the physical effects of cancer
Lifestyle changes and medicines may help you feel better.
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Life after cancer treatment
A focus on healthy habits can’t guarantee your cancer won’t return, but it can give you a sense of control.
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Talking to a friend or relative who has cancer
Knowing when to talk, what to say and how to listen.
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Children and Parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Teen breakups can turn violent
Parents should be aware of the risk of violence after teens break up.
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Does '13 Reasons Why' spur suicides?
Two studies shed light on how it may harm or help.
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U.S. measles cases continue to spread
Most of those sickened weren't vaccinated.
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Soft bedding to blame for many infant deaths
What parents need to know to keep babies safe.
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5 crib safety tips every parent should know (video)
Don’t clutter the crib—watch to learn what does and doesn’t belong with sleeping babies.
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Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
FDA warns against secondhand test strips
Tell your doctor if you can't afford test strips.
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Game-day advice for kids with type 1 diabetes (video)
Take a few precautions to help young athletes be at their best.
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Discover how diabetes can harm your kidneys
See how much damage your kidneys can face if diabetes goes unchecked. Then, take a quiz and learn more.
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Insulin basics
Managing levels of this hormone is a key to controlling diabetes.
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A guide to insulin pumps
If you have diabetes, using an insulin pump may be a convenient way to manage your blood sugar.
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Heart Health
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Return to work after a heart attack? Most people do
Learn how to make the transition back easier.
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Skipping breakfast may be hard on your heart
Protect your ticker with a morning meal.
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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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Cut back on sodium by checking food labels
Just six types of food are responsible for much of the sodium we consume.
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How to choose a whole-grain bread (video)
Check the label to be sure you're buying bread with the most benefits.
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Men's Health
Health information especially for men.
Meds for enlarged prostate may mask prostate cancer
Men who take them may miss out on an early diagnosis.
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Prostate cancer quiz
When should you talk to your doctor about prostate cancer? Find out in this

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Check your risk for prostate cancer
Several factors can increase your risk of prostate cancer. But knowing your risk can help you and your doctor make a plan to protect you.
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Sleep apnea: What you need to know
This serious—but treatable—sleep disorder affects an estimated 18 million Americans.
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Protect your back when you travel
Your back can take a beating when you travel. Here's how to avoid the pain.
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Nutrition and Fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Sweets may zap your energy, not boost it
For a jolt of energy, try a walk instead.
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4 foods that boost bone health
Plus: Certain foods that mess with calcium absorption.
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How to keep bones healthy for life
Here are three super solid ways to get the job done.
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Tackling big weight-loss goals
Two of the keys to losing a large amount of weight are perseverance and patience.
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How to add pounds if you're underweight
For some people, adding weight can be as difficult as losing it.
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Women's Health
Health information especially for women.
Stopping smoking lowers the risk of giving birth too early
Even heavy smokers can lower their risk if they quit now.
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Despite risks, many pregnant women still drink
Drinking can cause birth defects and other problems.
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Avoiding headaches
Try these tips to keep pain at bay.
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Hair loss help for her
Men aren't the only ones who face hair loss.
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How dense are you? A guide to testing your bone mass
Bone mineral density testing measures the strength of your bones.
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