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Health information especially for seniors.
Not half bad? What to know about splitting pills (video)
Is splitting your pills in half a good or bad idea? Watch to find out.
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Seniors: Be smart about medicines
There are many good reasons to "take as directed" by your doctor.
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Ease menopause symptoms without hormones
Helpful ways to manage five common complaints.
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Headache triggers vary widely
Finding the cause of your pain is the first step toward avoiding headaches.
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Protect yourself from medical errors
Patients have a key role to play in making health care safe.
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Allergies and Asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Pay attention to pollen counts (video)
Wondering why your hay fever is acting up? There might be a simple answer and solution. Watch to learn more.
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Coping with airborne allergens
Reduce your exposure to pollen, mold, dust and pet dander.
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Using a peak-flow meter
Find out how well your lungs are working.
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How the lungs work
A person at rest breathes about 12 to 15 times per minute.
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Cigarettes: No. 1 enemy of lungs
Smoking is the direct cause of several diseases.
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Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Women who quit smoking less prone to rheumatoid arthritis
Researchers uncover link and shed new light on the possible causes of RA.
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Understanding rheumatoid arthritis
When the immune system attacks the joints.
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Exercise your way to less osteoarthritis pain (video)
Activity can help reduce arthritis pain, but only if you stick with it. Skip the kinds that bore you and find a new favorite.
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When pain won't go away
Learn to control pain so it doesn't control you.
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What is psoriatic arthritis?
Learn the basics about the disease and its treatments.
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Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
In 30 years, mammograms have saved half a million lives
Better treatment has helped too.
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Breast cancer: What to do if you find a lump
Most breast lumps are not cancerous.
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No significant increase in breast cancer risk from plasticizing chemicals, study finds
It's the largest study yet on phthalates and breast cancer, but more research is needed.
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Some cancers increasing for younger adults
Find out which weight-related cancers showed the sharpest surge.
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What to know about prostate cancer screening (video)
Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of screening.
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Children and Parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Stay on top of your kid’s shots (video)
More and more diseases are preventable with vaccines, but keeping track of the shots your kids need can be tough. Find out how to stay on top of them. Watch to learn.
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Getting ready for baby (infographic)
There are a lot of ways to prepare for your baby’s arrival. Here are 10 of them.
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Talk to your kids about smoking
You can help your children stay smoke-free.
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Teen marijuana use tied to adult depression
New research sheds light on marijuana and mood.
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How to nurture your child's mental health
What parents can do to help their child build a strong foundation for lifelong mental health.
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Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Diabetic eye disease: Types and treatments
Early diagnosis and treatment can help preserve your vision.
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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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Diabetes and kidney disease
Kidney disease is a potentially serious complication of diabetes.
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Tired, achy legs might signal peripheral artery disease
This common disorder can be serious, but it's often overlooked.
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Don't let type 2 diabetes sneak up on you
Family history is just one potential factor—learn the others here.
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Heart Health
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
When to start cholesterol checks (video)
Don’t wait until you hit middle age to get your cholesterol checked. Watch to find out when you should get your first screening.
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Diet and cholesterol (infographic)
By following a healthy diet, you can improve your HDL and LDL cholesterol levels.
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Extreme exercise not likely to put your heart at risk
Still, it's a good idea to check with your doctor before seriously stepping up your workouts.
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Nearly half of American adults have heart or blood vessel disease
Death rates from cardiovascular disease are on the rise.
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One quick trick to cut down on salt
Most of us eat too much salt. But a low-sodium diet doesn't mean a flavorless one—just follow these steps to keep your meals tasting great.
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Men's Health
Health information especially for men.
How to prevent low back pain (infographic)
Back pain tends to occur more often in people who aren’t physically fit.
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What to do about daytime drowsiness (video)
Can't get away from your drowsiness? Find out what might be behind your daytime sleepiness.
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Do you have a sleep disorder?
Answer a few questions about your sleep habits to determine if you might have a sleep disorder.
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Prostate cancer: What's family got to do with it?
Men with a close family history of prostate cancer face an increased risk for the disease.
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Pushups: An unlikely clue to heart health
A two-minute pushup test may help gauge men’s heart disease risk.
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Nutrition and Fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Doing the DASH diet
The DASH diet can be a way of eating for the entire family, not just one person watching their blood pressure.
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Healthy eating may improve mental health
Even those without full-blown depression might benefit.
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Walk this way: Fitness tips for frequent walkers
Walking is a simple, easy form of exercise for most people. Here are some first steps.
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How many calories can you burn with exercise?
Calculate how many calories you're burning with your exercise program.
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Get creative with chili (video)
Add all kinds of interesting ingredients to make chili healthy, tasty—and your own.
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Women's Health
Health information especially for women.
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.
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Diet drinks linked to stroke in older women
Women who drink two or more diet sodas a day had the most elevated risk.
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Why women should know about stroke
Six out of every 10 stroke deaths occur in women.
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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.
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Home, clean home
Routine cleaning and disinfecting helps reduce household germs.
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