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Health information especially for seniors.
Balance exercises (infographic)
Balance exercises can help older adults stay on their feet and avoid falls.
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Approaching menopause? Take care of your heart now
Women with good midlife habits have healthier arteries, according to a study.
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Handwashing can keep you healthy
Regular handwashing is a simple, effective way to protect yourself from germs.
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Cold-weather safety for seniors
Cold weather can present special challenges for older adults.
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Aging and exercise quiz
Exercise your knowledge of senior fitness with this quiz.
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Allergies and Asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Is long-term allergy treatment right for you?
Use this decision tool to figure out if allergy immunotherapy is a good option for you.
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Allergic to indoors
What to do when your allergies happen at home.
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How to control asthma triggers (infographic)
Recognizing and taming asthma triggers can help you avoid asthma attacks.
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Understanding food allergies
It only takes one bite to cause a health emergency.
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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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Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Exercising when you have arthritis
Staying active can reduce arthritis pain and strengthen joints and muscles.
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A guide to joint aspiration and injection
These procedures are used to draw fluids out of joints or inject medicines into them.
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Understanding osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis.
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Questions to ask about arthritis surgery
Find out what you should know before surgery.
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Are you ready for joint replacement surgery?
Check out this decision tool if you think joint replacement surgery might be in your future.
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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.
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Should you get a BRCA test?
Use this tool to learn more about the pros and cons of genetic testing for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations.
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Cervical cancer 101
Get answers to common questions about this disease.
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Caring for yourself after cervical cancer
After treatment ends, healing begins.
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Cervical cancer quiz
Do we know what causes most cervical cancers? Find out by taking this quiz.
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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.
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Instant-soup burns send nearly 10,000 kids to ER yearly
Microwave safety often gets put on the back burner, likely because these ovens aren't seen as dangerous.
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Giving medicine to kids
Learn how to give medicine the right way, at the right time and in the right amount.
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What to do when your child has a cold
How to ease the symptoms.
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Too sick for school?
When to keep your kids home.
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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.
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Diabetes: Caring for yourself during routine illness
Illnesses such as colds and the flu can affect your blood sugar levels.
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Checkups to get when you have diabetes (infographic)
Keep your diabetes in check with these routine tests.
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Diabetes: Is tight control for you?
Find out what this approach to controlling blood sugar means and who might benefit.
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How to test your blood sugar (infographic)
Does your doctor want you to check your blood glucose levels? Here's how to do it.
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Heart Health
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
How to shake the salt habit (infographic)
Too much salt in your diet? Here are some ways to cut back.
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High blood pressure under age 40 comes with health risks
A new study suggests a link between young adults with high blood pressure and higher cardiovascular risks.
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Preventing the flu when you have heart disease
If you have heart disease, the flu can cause serious complications.
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It’s never too early to protect your heart: Tips for young adults
Taking healthy steps early in life may help you avoid heart disease.
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Winterize your heart
Some hearts need extra care when the temperature drops.
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Men's Health
Health information especially for men.
Home, clean home
Routine cleaning and disinfecting helps reduce household germs.
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How the flu spreads (infographic)
As many as 20 percent of Americans get the flu every year. Find out how the virus spreads.
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Depression may look different in men
Men are less likely than women to get treated for this chronic and dangerous disease.
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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.
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Safely say bye-bye to snow
Shoveling snow can stress your heart and strain your back and shoulders. Learn how to reduce your risk of getting seriously hurt.
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Nutrition and Fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
This year, take a new approach to weight loss
Diets are a temporary solution. Instead, make long-lasting changes to your lifestyle and habits.
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Don't let winter put a chill on exercise
Here's how to stick with a New Year's resolution to move more, even when temps drop.
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Overcoming barriers to exercise
Discover how to overcome the hurdles that keep you from exercising regularly.
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Are you sabotaging your diet? (infographic)
Here are seven ways you may be making your weight loss more difficult.
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Exercising when you're overweight
Getting fit is good for you, no matter your weight or size.
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Women's Health
Health information especially for women.
Taking off holiday weight
You can easily return unwanted gifts, but getting rid of holiday pounds requires a bit more effort.
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Some ovarian cysts don't need testing or monitoring
A new study suggests some cysts can be ignored. But which ones?
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Understanding uterine fibroids
These noncancerous growths can cause painful symptoms in some women.
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Protect yourself from cervical cancer
Avoid this once-common cancer.
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Save your skin this winter
Lower temps and humidity can make skin itch, flake, crack, and even bleed. Learn what you can do.
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