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Health information especially for seniors.
How the heat affects seniors
Older people are among those at greatest risk for heat-related illnesses.
Antacids with aspirin may cause serious bleeding
FDA issues warning after 8 patients hospitalized.
Add midlife fitness to your stroke prevention plan
Being physically fit at midlife may help you avoid a stroke later, even if you have other risk factors, a study finds.
Dementia: Why living without a diagnosis may be dangerous
Knowing for sure helps patients and families address serious safety risks.
Infographic: Garden safety
Gardening is a great way to boost your wellness, but make sure to plant seeds for safety before you get in the dirt.
Allergies and Asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Avoiding and treating insect stings
Learn how to avoid insect stings and what to do if you get stung.
Peanut products a safe choice for most infants
They may help reduce allergy risk and won't hurt breastfeeding or growth.
Traveling with allergies and asthma
Traveling to different parts of the country may expose you to different—and maybe more—allergens and asthma triggers than you're used to.
Sinus trouble can be a real headache
Differentiating sinus pain from other types of headaches isn’t always easy.
Quiz: Hay fever
If you have hay fever, what are you actually allergic to? Test your smarts about seasonal allergies with this quiz.
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Gardening with arthritis
Don't let arthritis keep you from enjoying your garden.
Another red flag for taking opioids
Compared to other therapies for pain relief, using opioids to treat chronic pain increases the risk for early death.
Taking care of arthritic joints
Self-help tips for people with osteoarthritis.
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.
Infographic: Osteoarthritis symptoms and facts
About 1/3 of Americans age 65 or older have osteoarthritis. Do you know how to recognize symptoms and risks of this common condition?
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Infographic: Sun safety
Sun exposure is a preventable skin cancer risk factor.
Study predicts 20 million cancer survivors by 2026
There are about 15.5 million cancer survivors in the U.S. today. And that number is only growing.
Close to 1/2 of cancer deaths may be preventable, study finds
Researchers suggest that many cancer cases could be avoided by taking on 4 healthy habits.
Skin: Understanding actinic keratosis
Some skin lesions may warn of increased cancer risk.
Grilling with an eye toward good health
Tips for avoiding health hazards when you grill.
Children and Parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Summer safety for kids
5 safety zones parents should keep in mind this summer.
Good news, bad news in childhood obesity
Survey finds decline in weight problems for some age groups, increases for others.
Study: Teens are engaging in less risky behavior, overall
Results from the government's 2015 survey of risky behavior in high school students are in, and its findings may surprise you.
Vaping could be a gateway habit
Using e-cigarettes raises the risk that older teens will move on to cigarettes and other tobacco products.
Have kids, will travel
Tips for taking your kids on vacation.
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Diabetes: Taking care of your skin
Up to 1/3 of people with diabetes are eventually affected by skin conditions ranging from itchiness to serious infections.
New guidelines for type 2 diabetes: Consider weight-loss surgery
In a major shift in medical thinking, new guidelines make room for weight-loss surgery as a standard diabetes treatment.
Surgery for severe obesity
Two types of surgery can help people who are severely obese lose weight.
How diabetes damages the body
When not properly controlled, diabetes can cause complications from head to toe.
Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes?
Answer a few questions to learn more about your risk factors for the most common form of diabetes.
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Are you at risk for a heart attack?
Many risk factors can be changed to help lower your chances of having a heart attack.
The hidden heart risks of long-term shift work
Working odd hours and skimping on sleep may increase your risk of heart disease.
After a transient ischemic attack, aspirin may cut stroke risk
A study suggests that aspirin may work best immediately after a transient ischemic attack (TIA), which may warn of a future stroke.
A guide to cardiac rehabilitation
Growing stronger, adopting a healthy diet, making lifestyle changes and learning about heart disease are important goals of cardiac rehabilitation programs.
Quiz: Women and heart attacks
Should women worry about heart attacks? Take this quiz to find out.
Health information especially for men.
The key to safe and tasty grilled food is cooking each item to the right temperature.
Experts urge screening as syphilis rates hit 20-year high
A national group of health experts is urging that anyone at high risk for infection have a blood test for the dangerous disease.
Protect your back when you travel
Your back can take a beating when you travel. Here's how to avoid the pain.
Medicines can make skin sun-sensitive
Certain medicines can make skin more vulnerable to damage or allergic reactions when exposed to sunlight.
Infographic: Screening tests
Screening tests can help you find and head off health problems early.
Nutrition and Fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Produce safety: Avoid foodborne illness
Tips for safely handling produce.
Whole grains greatly lower risk of disease
Graze on whole grains and lower your risk of heart disease and other illnesses.
Potential salmonella, staphylococcus risk prompts vitamin recall
Pharmavite is voluntarily recalling several of its Nature Made vitamins over concerns about salmonella, staph bacteria risks.
The nutrition facts label is getting a makeover
Updates to the nutrition facts label could help Americans make better food choices.
Exercise, hot weather can be a dangerous mix
Have fun outdoors, but stay cool.
Health information especially for women.
Urinary tract infections: A common problem for women
Learn more about the symptoms and treatment.
Migraines linked to stroke, heart attack risk
Women who have migraines may also have a higher risk for heart disease.
Healthy lifestyle can help overcome breast cancer risk factors
Change your breast cancer risk with these 3 lifestyle choices.
Menopause relief—without hormone therapy
Acupuncture can reduce hot flashes and night sweats by over 30 percent, study shows.
Sunburn: More than just red skin
Sunburn is a warning sign that your skin has sustained serious damage.
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