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Aging
Health information especially for seniors.
Aging independently
Plan ahead to maintain independence as you grow older.
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Mammograms after 75? Women should know pros and cons
Women 75 and older often decide against having a screening mammogram when they're given detailed information about the benefits and risks of the procedure, according to a study.
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FDA issues warning on laxatives
Serious side effects—including 13 deaths—have been linked to the use of laxatives that contain sodium phosphates.
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Are you at risk for a heart attack?
Many risk factors can be changed to help lower your chances of having a heart attack.
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Infographic: Heart attack symptoms
Chest discomfort is the most common symptom, but there are others as well.
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Allergies and Asthma
Information on sneezing, wheezing and other breathing problems.
Living with an animal and an allergy
What to do when you're allergic to your pet.
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What is anaphylactic shock?
How to spot and respond to this severe allergic reaction.
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Dining out with food allergies
Following a few safety tips can help you avoid an allergic reaction when you eat at a restaurant.
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Infants and food allergies
Learn the usual signs and what you can do.
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Understanding sinusitis
There are many options for dealing with sinus infections.
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Arthritis
Information on arthritis and other conditions that affect the joints.
Arthritis and the heart
Research has linked rheumatoid arthritis to heart problems.
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Arthritis and intimacy
Stay close to your partner as you manage this chronic illness.
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Heat and cold for arthritis
Both temperature extremes may help ease arthritis pain.
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A guide to total knee replacement
Know when it's needed, how it's done and when you'll recover.
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Knees quiz
Test your knowledge.
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Cancer
Information about cancer types, treatments and prevention strategies.
Coping with the physical effects of cancer
Lifestyle changes and medicines may help you feel better.
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50 years later, smoking still reigns as top killer
20 million Americans have died from smoking-related causes since the U.S. surgeon general’s office released its landmark tobacco report in 1964.
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Recovering after cancer treatment
Tips to help you heal.
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Childhood cancer: Coping with a diagnosis
A look at the emotions parents often struggle with when a child is diagnosed with cancer and advice on coping with these feelings.
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Understanding childhood leukemia
Advanced treatments mean most children who have leukemia survive.
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Children and Parenting
Tips for keeping kids healthy.
Teen drug use takes a step in the wrong direction (infographic)
The number of 8th-, 10th- and 12th-graders who reported using any illicit drug in the past 30 days was higher in 2013 than it's been since 2002.
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Smoking continues to decline in young people (infographic)
2013 was the first year that less than 10 percent of 8th-, 10th- and 12th- graders said they'd smoked in the past month.
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Young people are drinking less (infographic)
Alcohol use continues to decline in 8th-, 10th- and 12th-graders, according to the latest findings of the Monitoring the Future survey.
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Children's doctors warn about raw milk
Most milk is heated to kill germs. But raw milk is not. It can contain germs harmful to pregnant women, babies and kids.
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High-chair injuries send 1 child every hour to ERs
"When a child falls from the elevated height of the high chair, he is often falling head first onto a hard surface such as tile or wood flooring with considerable force," said study co-author Gary Smith, MD, DrPH.
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Diabetes
Helpful tips for people with diabetes.
Diabetes can affect sexual health
A variety of treatments can help restore sexual health in both men and women with diabetes.
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All moms-to-be need diabetes testing
Studies have found that screening for gestational diabetes after the 24th week of pregnancy can improve the health of mom and baby.
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Mediterranean diet alone may help prevent diabetes
Switching to a Mediterranean diet that's high in extra-virgin olive oil may lower your risk for developing type 2 diabetes—without decreasing calories or increasing exercise, a study has found.
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Chronic kidney disease affects over 20 million in U.S.
Chronic kidney disease is a condition in which kidneys—usually damaged by diabetes or high blood pressure—can no longer effectively filter waste from the blood, causing a variety of health problems.
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A dangerous duo: Diabetes and heart disease
Learn how to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke when you have diabetes.
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Health News
Recent research findings and health updates.
Don't let wart removal go up in flames
Some types of wart removers are a fire hazard, warns the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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50 years later, smoking still reigns as top killer
20 million Americans have died from smoking-related causes since the U.S. surgeon general’s office released its landmark tobacco report in 1964.
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Health insurance marketplace: All you need to know on 1 page
The last day to enroll for coverage that begins this year is March 31.
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Young brains need rest to recover from concussion
Young people who gave their brain a concentration break after a concussion recovered much more quickly than those who returned to regular mental activities right away, a study found.
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The flu vaccine worked really well in 2012–2013 (infographic)
The flu vaccine prevented more than 6 million cases of influenza and about 79,000 hospitalizations during the 2012–2013 flu season, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Heart Health
Information on heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Excess weight takes a toll on the heart
If you're overweight, your heart is at risk.
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Shingles before 40 may raise risk for stroke, heart attack
People who had earlier-than-usual bouts of shingles were at greater risk for transient ischemic attack, stroke and heart attack than those who never had shingles, a study found.
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Understanding atherosclerosis
It's important to learn about the risk factors for this artery-clogging disease and to take action now to protect your health.
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Heart attack treatment: The sooner the better
Immediate medical attention is your best bet for survival and a full recovery.
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Heart health quiz
Test your knowledge about heart health.
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Men's Health
Health information especially for men.
Are you at risk for a heart attack?
Many risk factors can be changed to help lower your chances of having a heart attack.
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Men: Move more, sit less to reduce risk for heart failure
"Be more active and sit less—that’s the message here," said Deborah  Rohm Young, PhD, lead author of the study.
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Dad's role in a healthy pregnancy
It takes two to make a bouncing baby, and you're half the equation.
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Marriage management
Try these tips for a lasting and happy marriage.
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Eating disorders aren't just for women
Anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder can affect males as well as females.
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Nutrition and Fitness
Tips for eating right, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.
Breaking through a weight-loss plateau
What to do when the pounds stop coming off.
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Mediterranean diet alone may help prevent diabetes
Switching to a Mediterranean diet that's high in extra-virgin olive oil may lower your risk for developing type 2 diabetes—without decreasing calories or increasing exercise, a study has found.
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Intermittent claudication: When walking makes legs ache
A possible sign of troubled arteries.
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Eat better to help your heart
Tips for getting started.
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Exercising when you have heart disease
A heart problem usually isn’t a reason to avoid physical activity.
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Women's Health
Health information especially for women.
Women: Learn your heart disease risk
A look at the factors that can put a woman at risk for heart trouble.
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Mammograms after 75? Women should know pros and cons
Women 75 and older often decide against having a screening mammogram when they're given detailed information about the benefits and risks of the procedure, according to a study.
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Ten screening tests women need
What tests to get and when.
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Eating disorders: Red flags
Knowing the signs can lead to early treatment and better chances of recovery.
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Understanding anorexia
Anorexia nervosa is a serious, but treatable, eating disorder.
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