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Health information especially for seniors.
Seniors: Any age is a good age to quit smoking
Why quitting makes sense for seniors.
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When should you go to the ER? (video)
Not every medical issue belongs at the ER.
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Causes and risk factors for Alzheimer's disease
Researchers are still trying to find out what causes Alzheimer's disease, but they have some leads.
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Options for independent living in later life
Consider your choices.
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Alone for the holidays
Keep your season bright even if you're on your own.
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Allergies and Asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Don’t let allergies, asthma ruin your winter holidays
Indoor allergies are a problem for millions of Americans every winter.
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Infants and food allergies
Learn the usual signs and what you can do.
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How to use a peak flow meter
A peak flow meter can help measure how well your lungs are working.
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Asthma: A guide to inhalers and nebulizers
Inhalers and nebulizers are important tools for managing asthma and other airway diseases.
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How to do pursed lip breathing for COPD (video)
Try this simple technique next time you're feeling out of breath.
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Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Arthritis and the weather
Does cold weather make arthritis worse?
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A plant-based diet may improve rheumatoid arthritis symptoms
Learn how your food choices may affect your pain.
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Your aching hands: Is it arthritis?
Arthritis in the hands and wrists makes even the simplest tasks a challenge. But there are things you can do to ease the pain.
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Understanding gout
This painful joint disease typically starts with swelling in the big toe.
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Arthritis and food quiz
How can foods affect arthritis, and which ones should you avoid?
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Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
7 fast facts about breast cancer
It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. How much do you know?
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Why you shouldn't put off palliative care
When given early, it may help cancer patients live longer.
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Lung cancer: Causes and symptoms
To reduce your chances of developing lung cancer, avoid every risk factor you can.
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Lung cancer in nonsmokers
Even people who don't smoke can develop lung cancer.
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Secondhand smoke quiz
Think you know the risks of secondhand smoke? Test yourself with this quiz.
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Children and Parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Social media: Where to draw the line for teens
Too much time online may put kids' mental health at risk.
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What should young kids be drinking?
A group of leading health experts offers beverage guidelines for baby and beyond.
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Avoiding illness at school
The common cold is just one of the germs that can show up in schools.
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The ABCD's of taking meds at school
Parents can work with school staff to help a child cope with a medical condition.
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E-cigarettes quiz
Is your e-cig safer than a pack of smokes? Find out the facts in this quiz.
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Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Diabetes myths
Separating the truths from these common myths about diabetes could help improve the health of millions of people.
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How diabetes affects teeth
Uncontrolled diabetes can harm your teeth and gums.
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Diabetes: Should you count carbohydrates?
Carbohydrate counting is one tool you can use to help control blood sugar if you have diabetes.
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Food label facts for people with diabetes
If you have diabetes, you may want to pay special attention to food labels.
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The facts about type 1 diabetes (video)
Type 1 can't be prevented or cured, but with a few lifestyle changes and daily insulin, it needn't slow you down.
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Heart Health
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Dogs fetch better heart health for their people
A big perk of adopting a pooch is moving more.
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Most people wait too long to get help for a heart attack
Even symptoms that come on slowly can be an emergency.
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Blood pressure checks may be more accurate at home
Black adults may benefit most from at-home checks.
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Opioid epidemic causes jump in deadly heart infections
Young, white men are the most affected.
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What your dentist could tell you about your heart health
Gum disease may raise risk of high blood pressure.
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Men's Health
Health information especially for men.
5 lies about domestic violence
You've heard these myths. Now hear the facts.
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Shield yourself from the flu (video)
You can't outrun the flu virus. But there's one thing you can do.
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Avoid holiday fires
Tips for making sure your decorations aren't a fire hazard.
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Save your lungs: Stop smoking (video)
When you stop smoking, your body starts healing.
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5 steps to clean hands
Washing up is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of illness.
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Nutrition and Fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Researchers say red meat gets a bad rap
But major health groups have a beef with that conclusion.
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Surprising and tasty sources of fiber
You know you can get fiber from bran cereal, oatmeal and beans. Here are more great options to fit into your day.
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Make healthy bones a family affair
People of all ages, from kids to seniors, need to keep their bones strong to help prevent osteoporosis.
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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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Heartburn triggers
Find out what kinds of food, drinks and behaviors can trigger heartburn.
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Women's Health
Health information especially for women.
5 lies about domestic violence
You've heard these myths. Now hear the facts.
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Mixed incontinence: Consider asking about surgery
Mixed incontinence is a combination of stress incontinence and urgency incontinence. Learn more.
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What to know if you're called back for a 2nd mammogram
Chances are good you don't have cancer.
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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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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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