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Health information especially for seniors.
Traveling with arthritis
Don't let joint pain keep you at home.
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More seniors are dying from falls
The number of older adults who experienced fatal falls doubled from 2000 to 2013, new government data indicated.
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When pain won't go away
Learn to control pain so it doesn’t control you.
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Tips for preventing hernias
Most hernias can't be avoided, but there are things you can do to help reduce your risk.
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Headache: Should you see a doctor?
Check your symptoms.
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Allergies and Asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Aspirin and asthma don't mix
Aspirin and other common over-the-counter medicines may make asthma worse.
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Cause of dry eye may depend on season
Relieving dry eye may mean treating seasonal allergies, according to a new study that connected the 2 conditions.
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Living with lactose intolerance
Know what to do when dairy products don't agree with you.
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A shot to prevent sneezes?
Allergy shots could prevent another sniffly season.
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Tips for allergy-free gardening
How to control your allergies while you use your green thumb.
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Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
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?
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Taking care of arthritic joints
Self-help tips for people with osteoarthritis.
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Weight loss can improve knee arthritis
With each pound you put on, your knees absorb about 4 extra pounds of pressure.
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The emotional side of arthritis
Take steps to cope with the emotional effects of arthritis.
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Knees quiz
Test your knowledge.
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Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Diet may affect prostate cancer risk
Changing your diet may help lower your risk of prostate cancer.
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Many adults missing cancer screenings
Breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings could help protect your health, but a report shows many people aren't getting them.
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Buddy up for full sunscreen coverage
When it comes to applying sunscreen, a helping hand can be a better way of covering up those hard-to-reach spots.
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Skin: Understanding actinic keratosis
Some skin lesions may warn of increased cancer risk.
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Skin cancer quiz
Test your knowledge.
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Children and Parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Infographic: Teens and sleep
Everybody needs sleep, including busy teenagers. Make sure your teen isn't losing out on health by losing out on sleep.
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Paintball, pellet guns tied to eye injuries among small shooters
If your kid wants a paintball, BB, pellet or other nonpowder gun, beware. These could cause devastating eye injuries.
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5 ways to simplify pill swallowing for kids
Giving medication to a young one can be a pain. But a new review offers 5 ways to help them get much-needed meds.
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Diaper duty
You’ll change around 3,000 diapers in the first year of your baby’s life. Here are some tips to help you master the process.
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Headaches in children: What parents need to know
Help your child avoid headache pain.
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Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Tips for buying diabetes supplies
The right supplies can make controlling your blood sugar easier.
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Diabetes 101
Get basic information about this common disease.
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High pressure treatment: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help some conditions
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be used to treat "the bends," carbon monoxide poisoning, wounds (including those associated with diabetes) and inflammation.
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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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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.
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Health News
Recent research findings and health updates.
Rubella elimination shows value of vaccines
With the official elimination of rubella in the Americas, the World Health Organization turns its attention to measles.
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Concussion may affect 182,000 young football players a year
Concussions are nearly equally likely to affect youth, high school and college athletes, finds a new study.
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New EPA label helps identify safer products
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's new "Safer Choice" label helps consumers clean their homes with products that are safer for people and also better for the environment.
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Mental health crashed during recession
Did the Great Recession lead to nationwide depression? One psychiatry study suggests it did.
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Pet precautions: Simple steps to avoid being as sick as a dog
A new review says Fido, Fluffy, Chirpy and Fishy could bring you more than joy. These pets could also bring you disease. But there are ways to reduce that danger.
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Heart Health
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Heart surgery: What to expect
Having an idea of what to expect may help ease your stress before heart surgery.
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Why it counts to stop smoking after angioplasty
Angioplasty is a common treatment for heart attacks, but it works better if you quit smoking. Find out why you should kick the habit.
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Triglyceride level still a problem for a quarter of adults
Fewer adults have concerning levels of this fat in their blood compared to a decade ago. But the number may still be too high.
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A full grasp on heart failure could help save your life
People hospitalized with acute heart failure who understand little about their condition are more likely to die after discharge.
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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.
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Men's Health
Health information especially for men.
Men: Make time to discuss prostate cancer screening with your doctor
Screening for prostate cancer has pros and cons. Men need to talk with their doctor about what's best for them.
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Cardiac arrest during sports not likely for people in middle age
But if you do collapse at the gym or on the field, you're more likely to receive CPR than you would be at home.
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Home remedies for headaches
Medication isn't the only option.
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Getting ready for an intimate exam
Preparing your mind for tests on private body parts.
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Prostate cancer quiz
How much do you know about prostate cancer?
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Nutrition and Fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
How to choose and store produce
Get the most out of the fruits and veggies you buy.
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8 tips for a safe, no-sick swim
A norovirus outbreak last year affected 70 lake-goers, but here's how you can help stay healthy and out of the deep end this summer.
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A guide to vegetarian diets
A carefully crafted vegetarian eating plan offers health benefits.
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How to get kids to try fruits and vegetables
Practical tips for parents.
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5 tips for fitting produce into your grocery budget
No matter how pinched your budget is, there’s still plenty of room for nutrition-rich fruits and vegetables.
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Women's Health
Health information especially for women.
Migraines and women
Hormones may be to blame, but treatment can help.
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Crayola: Colored pencils aren't eye makeup
Beauty bloggers are raiding their art supply boxes for cosmetics. But you shouldn’t follow suit, Crayola says.
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Miscarriage misunderstood by many
A new survey shows that many adults misunderstand the causes of pregnancy loss, as well as how often it occurs.
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Sunburn: More than just red skin
Sunburn is a warning sign that your skin has sustained serious damage.
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Infographic: The calories in sugary treats
Calories are a vital part of a balanced diet, but many may come from unhealthy sugary sources. Take a look at just how much that sweet donut or soda could be adding to your calorie count.
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Prepared Childbirth Class (Understanding Birth)
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers 6.11 8A
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers 6.11 1P
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers 6.15 9A
Pediatric Advanced Life Support 6.18 8A
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