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Health information especially for seniors.
Cold-weather safety for seniors
Cold weather can present special challenges for older adults.
Managing your weight as you age
Weight management in later years pays healthy dividends.
Infographic: Screening tests
Screening tests can help you find and head off health problems early.
Handwashing can keep you healthy
Regular handwashing is a simple, effective way to protect yourself from germs.
Coping with coughs
A cough is a protective reflex action that helps clear your airways.
Allergies and Asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Allergic to indoors
What to do when your allergies happen at home.
Kids with asthma twice as likely to smoke
Asked why they would add smoking to their breathing problems, most kids cited curiosity.
What is asthma?
Learn how it affects the lungs.
How the lungs work
A person at rest breathes about 12 to 15 times per minute.
Think you know the basics of asthma? Put your knowledge to the test with this quiz.
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Arthritis and the weather
Does cold weather make arthritis worse?
Exercising when you have arthritis
Staying active can reduce arthritis pain and strengthen joints and muscles.
Parenting with arthritis
Arthritis doesn't have to keep you from being an active, involved parent.
Living with rheumatoid arthritis
Six things you can do to help control the disease.
Understanding polymyalgia rheumatica
PMR is a common cause of muscle aches and stiffness in older adults.
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Diet and cancer prevention
No single food or eating plan can prevent cancer, but a healthy diet overall may help cut your risk.
Tobacco and cancer: By the numbers
Tobacco use causes at least 12 different types of cancer. How many can you name?
Infographic: Benefits of quitting smoking
Learn how your health will improve after you give up smoking.
Caring for yourself after cervical cancer
After treatment ends, healing begins.
Quiz: Cervical cancer
Do we know what causes most cervical cancers? Find out by taking this quiz.
Children and Parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Winter workouts for kids
The days are short and the weather's cold, but kids still need exercise.
Snack ads spur preschoolers to munch more
Kids as young as 2 eat more salty snacks after seeing food ads on TV.
Helping kids cope with stress
Nine things parents can do.
Helping kids avoid the flu
What parents can do.
Too sick for school?
When to keep your kids home.
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Diabetes and the flu: A dangerous combination
People who have diabetes are at increased risk for complications if they get the flu.
Diabetes: Caring for yourself during routine illness
Illnesses such as colds and the flu can affect your blood sugar levels.
Infographic: Diabetes superfoods
A look at some foods that have the nutrients needed for good diabetes management.
Exercising when you have diabetes
Exercise can be good for people with diabetes, but it's important to put safety first.
Type 2 diabetes: An introduction
Healthy habits can help you prevent this disease and its complications.
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Preventing the flu when you have heart disease
If you have heart disease, the flu can cause serious complications.
Heart attack: Even younger smokers at risk
Those under 50 are eight times more likely to have a heart attack than their nonsmoking peers
Calculate your target heart rate
Using your target heart rate can help you exercise hard enough to improve your fitness level but not so hard that it's dangerous.
Lifestyle changes key to bringing down cholesterol
Some of the best ways to influence cholesterol levels are completely within your control.
Heart surgery: What to expect
Having an idea of what to expect may help ease your stress before heart surgery.
Health information especially for men.
Men: Tips for a longer and healthier life
Guys can increase their chance of a long, healthy life in plenty of ways, starting with not smoking, exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy weight.
Overcoming barriers to exercise
Discover how to overcome the hurdles that keep you from exercising regularly.
How many calories do you need each day?
Learn how many calories you need each day to maintain your weight.
More people have substance use disorders than cancer
That's even though treatment is often effective, surgeon general says.
Quiz: What equals 1 drink?
Do you know how much alcohol it takes to make 1 drink? Find the answers here.
Nutrition and Fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
12 steps toward a healthier diet
A look at some simple things you can do to eat more healthfully.
Don't let winter put a chill on exercise
If your New Year's resolution is to move more, try these 10 workouts to make it stick, even in wintry weather.
Exercising when you're overweight
Getting fit is good for you, no matter your weight or size.
How many calories can you burn with exercise?
Calculate how many calories you're burning with your exercise program.
Breaking through a weight-loss plateau
What to do when the pounds stop coming off.
Health information especially for women.
Gynecological exams: Important for every woman
Sometimes called well-woman exams, these annual visits help keep you in good health.
Can cranberry juice cure your UTI?
Cranberry juice has long been touted as a treatment for urinary tract infections. Is it a remedy or a rumor?
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.
Recipe revival: How to make your favorite meals healthier
Simple steps for improving the nutritional value of your favorite recipes.
Infographic: How the flu spreads
As many as 20 percent of Americans get the flu every year. Find out how the virus spreads
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