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Health information especially for seniors.
Nutrition for seniors
Tips for eating well as you age.
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Lowering blood pressure may cut risk of mild cognitive impairment
This is the first sign there may be a way to help prevent a well-known risk factor for dementia.
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A good reason to watch your red meat intake (video)
Limiting red meat can help you avoid a common cancer.
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Get smart about colorectal cancer
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. How much do you really know about this disease? Do you have risk factors? Find out here.
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How to interpret health news
Do you know the difference between observational studies and clinical trials?
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Allergies and Asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Why swimming is good for asthma (video)
The warm, humid air of an indoor swimming pool could bring relief if you have asthma.
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Allergies: Not just a spring thing
Learn how to find relief, whatever the weather
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You might not have a food allergy after all
About half the people who think they have a food allergy have this instead.
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Controlling your child's asthma
With proper treatment, your child can lead a normal, active life.
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What to do if your child has an asthma attack
The right treatment given at the right time can head off serious episodes.
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Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Using heat and cold to ease arthritis pain (infographic)
Temperature therapy is one of the most effective ways to relieve arthritis symptoms.
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Pill storage: Don’t make this mistake (video)
They come in lots of pill bottles, but that doesn’t mean they should stay put. Watch to find out what you should be tossing out.
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Parenting with arthritis
Arthritis doesn't have to keep you from being an active, involved parent.
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Getting ready for joint replacement surgery
Planning ahead can help ensure that you have a successful surgery and a speedy recovery.
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What is rheumatology?
The branch of medicine that addresses diseases of the joints, muscles, bones and connective tissues.
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Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Colorectal cancer screening (infographic)
Learn about the options you have when it comes to being tested.
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What African Americans should know about colorectal cancer screening (video)
Colorectal cancer tends to strike African Americans at a higher rate. Fortunately, this cancer is often preventable.
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Treating colorectal cancer
The best treatment for you depends on a variety of factors, including how far the cancer has spread.
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Colorectal cancer: Moving forward after treatment
More people than ever are surviving colorectal cancer—but many are unsure about what their future holds after treatment.
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Colorectal cancer quiz
Can eating processed meats raise your risk for colorectal cancer? Find out by taking this quiz.
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Children and Parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
A formula for feeding finicky toddlers (video)
Toddlers can be finicky about trying new foods. Your mantra: One more time, please!
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How to get kids to try fruits and vegetables
Practical tips for parents.
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Kids and toothpaste: Too much of a good thing?
While fluoride fights cavities, overdoing it can hurt kids’ smiles.
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Too many teens missing the protection of HPV shots
Vaccination could prevent thousands of cases of cancer each year, say experts.
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Poison prevention (infographic)
Learn about potential poisons in each part of your house and how you can help keep kids safe.
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Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Superfoods to the diabetes rescue (video)
Does managing your diabetes feel like a never-ending battle? Never fear—the superfoods are here.
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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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Dining out when you have diabetes
Tips for eating well when you're away from home.
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Regular human insulin is as safe and effective as pricy options
Switching to an older form of insulin saved money without affecting health, study finds.
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Does prediabetes put your heart in danger?
The answer may depend on how you respond to the diagnosis.
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Heart Health
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Eat better to help your heart
Tips for getting started.
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The DASH diet is full of great options (video)
A heart-healthy diet is full of yummy options. Watch to learn what's on the menu.
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Heart experts recommend newer drugs to treat AFib
Newer blood-thinning medications don't come with the same risks as warfarin.
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Heart-smart or not? Daily aspirin may not be worth the risk for many
New research helps clarify conflicting advice about aspirin's role in prevention.
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8 heart disease myths explained
Debunk some dubious claims.
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Men's Health
Health information especially for men.
Men's hair loss (quiz)
Attention, men: Learn surprising facts about baldness by taking this quiz.
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How to deal with a painful pimple
Follow these dos and don'ts when an unwelcome visitor appears on your face.
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A plan to prevent colorectal cancer
There are steps you can take to help protect yourself.
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Grilling with an eye toward good health
Tips for avoiding health hazards when you grill.
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A good reason to watch your red meat intake (video)
Limiting red meat can help you avoid a common cancer.
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Nutrition and Fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
How to make a low-sodium pizza (video)
Pizza can send your sodium intake skyrocketing. Watch to learn how you can cut the sodium in your slice with these five tips.
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Will 'stair snacking' be the next fitness craze?
Climb a stairway to fitness a little at a time.
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A guide to vegetarian diets
A carefully crafted vegetarian eating plan offers health benefits.
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How to get the most nutrients from your produce
The way you store and prepare fruits and vegetables can influence how many vitamins and minerals you get from them.
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How to picture proper portions (infographic)
Do you know how much is too much? Find out how to recognize an appropriate serving size.
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Women's Health
Health information especially for women.
Ease menopause symptoms without hormones
Helpful ways to manage five common complaints.
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After breast cancer: Acupressure eases persistent side effects
New research suggests this therapy can help fatigue, depression, pain, anxiety and sleep.
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10 screening tests women need
What tests to get and when.
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Check your risk for colorectal cancer
Some risk factors for colorectal cancer you can change; others you can't. But even for risk factors you can't modify, just being aware of them may help you and your doctor decide when and how often you should be screened for the disease.
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The benefits of breakfast
Eating a healthy breakfast is a great way to jump-start your day.
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