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Health information especially for seniors.
Watch out for osteoporosis
Should you be screened?
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Exercise may help protect at-risk adults from Alzheimer's
The more fit you are aerobically, the lower your risk
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Even light activity boosts longevity
Just 24 minutes of moderate activity daily helps.
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5 balance exercises to help keep you on your feet
Seniors: Take steps to reduce your risk of falling.
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10 facts about cataracts
Including what you can do to lower your risk.
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Allergies and Asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Are you ready for ragweed season?
Learn about this common culprit of fall sneezing.
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Got asthma? Get a flu shot
Doctors recommend the shot every fall for people with asthma.
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When asthma acts up
During an asthma flare-up, changes inside your lungs bring on breathing troubles.
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Does your child have asthma?
What to expect when you take your child to the doctor.
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Cold vs. allergy quiz
Is it a cold or an allergy? Take this quiz.
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Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Arthritis 101
Questions and answers about arthritis.
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Arthritis and the flu
Protecting yourself from the flu should be a priority if you have a condition such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus.
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Everyday tips for living with arthritis
Making a few adjustments can help you perform routine chores and household tasks without aggravating your arthritis.
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Get rid of pain medicine you don't need
Properly disposing of unused pain medicines reduces the risk that they'll be misused by someone who finds them.
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Pain quiz
Are powerful pain killers the only way to handle chronic pain? Find out by taking this quiz.
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Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Watch for warning signs of cancer
Knowing what to look for may be an important first step in defeating the disease.
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Are you at risk for breast cancer?
Many things may raise your risk for getting breast cancer. Discover what they are.
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Is it time for a mammogram? (video)
It may not be time for you to begin screening, but it's a great time to talk with your doctor about it.
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Breast cancer quiz
Find out how much you know about this disease.
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What's in cigarette smoke?
Arsenic, formaldehyde and lead are a few of the substances found in cigarette smoke.
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Children and Parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
The not-so-nice world of head lice
Timely tips to help prevent an outbreak at your house.
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Many parents don't want unvaccinated kids in waiting rooms
Feelings are divided about what doctors' policies should be.
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5 crib safety moves every parent should know
Can teddy be in with baby? See the answer.
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Now is the time to protect kids from the flu
Plus: Why some kids need two doses.
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Childhood concussions: What parents need to know
Learn what to do if you suspect your child has suffered a concussion.
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Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Are you destined for type 2 diabetes?
Find out what prediabetes means for your future.
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What is peripheral neuropathy?
This common problem is caused by damaged nerves, usually in the hands and feet.
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Keep kidney disease in check
Early detection and treatment of kidney trouble can help prevent or delay chronic kidney disease.
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Understanding gastroparesis
A disruption in the digestive process that is often caused by diabetes.
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Type 2 diabetes: An introduction
Healthy habits can help you prevent this disease and its complications.
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Heart Health
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
When to start cholesterol checks
Learn more about cholesterol levels and how often you should look into yours.
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Here's a new strategy for lowering triglyceride levels
Elevated levels of triglycerides may increase risk for heart attack and stroke. 
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Weight-loss surgery affects more than the scale
People with diabetes reap a variety of health benefits.
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Your sleep habits affect your heart attack risk
For a healthy heart, here's how many hours are best.
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Women and heart attacks quiz
Should women worry about heart attacks? Take this quiz to find out.
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Men's Health
Health information especially for men.
Considering prostate cancer screening
It's worth a conversation.
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Need a break? Don't reach for your phone
Turns out cellphones drain your brain's battery.
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Men: Recognize symptoms of depression
Depression can strike any man at any age.
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How to help when your partner has breast cancer
Communication is the key to any healthy relationship, and that's doubly true after a cancer diagnosis.
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Helmets prevent serious biking injuries
More than 1 in 5 injured adult cyclists ride helmetless.
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Nutrition and Fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Vitamin D: More isn't always better
High doses may do the opposite of what you think.
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Tough to swallow: Are multivitamins a choking risk?
Bigger pills may cause trouble for older adults.
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Eating well when you have kidney disease
When your kidneys aren't doing their job, healthful changes to your diet are essential.
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Prevent school sports injuries
Tips for parents and coaches.
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Stretching quiz
See if you can tell fact from fiction in this quiz all about stretching and its benefits.
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Women's Health
Health information especially for women.
Many patients hide serious health threats from their doctors
Most are embarrassed or afraid to speak up, a study finds.
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To live longer, look at the bright side
It's possible to find your inner optimist.
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Home canning: Put safety first
Learn the only sure way to protect against botulism.
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Women: Beating the blues
Though women are more likely to have depression than men, many do not seek help.
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Going gluten-free quiz
Is going gluten-free on your mind? Get the facts with this quiz before you decide.
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