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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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Aging independently
Plan ahead to maintain independence as you grow older.
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Older adults at high risk for heat illness
Learn the signs of heatstroke and how to help.
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One in 10 seniors binge drinks, study says
Certain groups are particularly vulnerable.
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Flu shot has unexpected benefits for adults 65 and older
Vaccinated seniors may recover better from serious illnesses.
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Allergies and Asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Amid EpiPen shortages, alternatives are available
EpiPen shortages are ongoing in some areas.
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Asthma takes a toll on workers
Workers lose productivity and feel a sense of shame.
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Sesame allergies are more common than you may think
Warnings may be added to food labels in the future.
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Keep kids with asthma safe at school
If your child has asthma, these three steps can protect their health—and set them up for success at school.
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Asthma support organizations
Know where to go for information and resources.
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Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
When the diagnosis is osteoarthritis
Get the facts about this common, manageable joint condition.
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Make a plan for managing arthritis pain
A pain management plan may make living with arthritis easier.
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Talking with your doctor about arthritis pain
Describing arthritis pain to your doctor is an important part of your care.
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Over-the-counter pain medicines: Use them safely
Over-the-counter pain medicines are generally safe, but it's important to use them as directed.
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Finding the right job when you have arthritis
Take the time to find a job that fits your needs and abilities.
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Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Hormone therapy for prostate cancer may raise dementia risk
Men should discuss the pros and cons with their doctors.
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Cancer by the numbers
Learn about the lifetime risk a man or woman has of developing or dying from specific types of cancer.
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Cancer pain: Listen to your body, talk to your doctor
Living with cancer doesn't have to mean living with pain.
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Check your risk for prostate cancer
Several factors can increase your risk of prostate cancer. But knowing your risk can help you and your doctor make a plan to protect you.
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Prostate cancer quiz
When should you talk to your doctor about prostate cancer? Find out in this quiz.
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Children and Parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
9 tips for school bus safety
Teach kids how to stay safe on the way to school.
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Does screen time trigger teen depression?
A rise in media use may lead to a fall in self-esteem.
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Many airline medical kits are not child-friendly
They may lack the right drugs for an in-flight emergency.
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Two infant sleep risks are on the rise
''Alarming'' increases seen in sleep-related infant deaths.
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Is your child's backpack too heavy?
These tips can help prevent aches and pains.
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Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Regular lifestyle reviews help people with type 2 diabetes
Monthly talks with a doctor about habits improve health.
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A plant-based diet may help reduce type 2 diabetes risk
But not all plant foods are equally good for you.
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Diabetes: Keep your cholesterol under control
Many people with diabetes also have high cholesterol levels.
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Diabetes and the damage done
You can avoid, or at least delay, many of the harmful side effects of diabetes by controlling your blood sugar, blood pressure and other conditions.
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Monitoring diabetes at home
Do you know your blood sugar level?
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Heart Health
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Blood pressure: Both numbers matter
When either number climbs too high, so do the health risks.
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After a stroke, a home support network helps healing
These tools can help stroke survivors navigate recovery.
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4 things to know about cholesterol tests
This blood test gives you a vital heads-up on your heart disease risk
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Losing weight when you have high cholesterol
Weight control is an important part of cholesterol control.
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Cholesterol management quiz
Test your knowledge.
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Men's Health
Health information especially for men.
Why menthols may make it harder for black smokers to quit
Nearly 80 years of targeted marketing may be a factor.
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Hormone therapy for prostate cancer may raise dementia risk
Men should discuss the pros and cons with their doctors.
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Heart attack, stroke linked to testosterone therapy
You should consider the pros and cons before using it.
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Cholesterol: Learn about your levels
Find out how your doctor will use your blood cholesterol levels to assess your heart health.
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Prostate cancer treatment: Know your options
You might not need treatment right away.
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Nutrition and Fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
5 tasty ways to use fresh tomatoes
Try these recipes if you're running out of ideas.
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6 smart tips for healthy school lunches
Send them back to school with foods they'll enjoy.
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Diets rich in vitamin A tied to lower skin cancer risk
Produce—not supplements—is key.
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How to clean kitchen surfaces and utensils (video)
It's important to keep kitchen surfaces and utensils clean and free from bacteria.
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Choosing a healthful cooking oil
Learn the best cooking oils to use, and get tips for smart substitutions.
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Women's Health
Health information especially for women.
5 things women should know about cholesterol
Unhealthy amounts of cholesterol in the blood are a major risk factor for heart disease, the leading cause of death for women in the U.S.
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Women: Get a leg up on PAD
Too often, peripheral artery disease goes unnoticed in women.
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Cervical cancer prevention
Cervical cancer can be deadly. But today women can take steps to prevent it. Find out how.
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What to know about the Pap test (video)
Cervical cancer is mostly preventable. Here's when you should get screened.
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Gynecological exams: Important for every woman
Sometimes called well-woman exams, these annual visits help keep you in good health.
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