Health A-Z

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Breast Cancer

Telling Your Kids and Grandkids about Your Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Carol saw her doctor about a lump in her breast in early December. By the time the mammogram and biopsy were done, she didn’t want to ruin her adult daughter’s birthday or Christmas. Yes, she h
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Alternative Health

Proprietary Chinese medicines and health products can pose severe health risks

Traditional Chinese medicine is widely used as a form of complementary treatment for various indications and for improving general health. Proprietary Chinese medicines (pCMs)–which are compo
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Heart Attack

Stopping Aspirin Therapy Can Be Dangerous: Study

Editor’s Note: Here, from the American Heart Association, an update on aspirin therapy and why it may be risky to quit it: Stopping long-term, low-dose aspirin therapy may increase your ri
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Mental & Emotional Health

During Cancer Treatment, Distress Is Associated With Missed Appointments & Hospital Admission

Psychological distress has long been associated with negative health outcomes for cancer patients, though specific reasons remain unclear. A 2017study finds that roughly half of all patients who re
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Insomnia

More Than One-Third of Older Adults Take Something to Help Them Sleep But Many Don't Talk With Their Doctors

Sleep doesn’t come easily for nearly half of older Americans, and more than a third have resorted to some sort of medication to help them doze off at night, according to 2017 results from the
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Living Well

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Retirement

As Retirement Age Creeps up, the Health of Those Close to Retirement is Getting Worse

Ten years from now, Americans born in 1960 will be able to start collecting their full Social Security retirement check, at the age of 67. That’s two years later than their parents, because o
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Money Matters

Two Ways to Reduce Risk if the Bull Market Has Skewed Your Asset Allocation

In the current bull market, many people have made so much money they now find their asset allocation is out of kilter. People who planned to put, say, 55 percent of their money in stocks may find t
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Aging Well

Older Drivers Adapt Their Thinking to Improve Road Hazard Detection

A 2017 study done at North Carolina State University in Raleigh found that older drivers showed adaptive responses according to the amount of traffic in a driving scene when identifying road hazard
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Skin

Facial Cosmetic Procedures: Are They Right for You?

These days, more and more Baby Boomers – and even early Generation Xers just hitting their 50s – stare at the sags and bags in their aging facial skin and seek ways of restoring that youthful l
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Money Matters

Wealth Secrets of the Rich, Kind & Happy

What rich means for each person is different. In our minds, it’s a way of being and functioning in the world that is not about the money, but includes money. It’s about the exuberant expression
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Food

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Diet & Nutrition

Black Tea May Help with Weight Loss, Too

The benefits of green tea were already known, but a 2017 study done at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and published in the European Journal of Nutrition shows that polyphenols in
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Diet & Nutrition

Avoid a Foodborne Illness Nightmare this Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner. Pick up those finishing touch decorations, plan parties, finalize costumes and most importantly, brush up on proper food safety practices to prevent foodborne
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Diet & Nutrition

4 Reasons A Great Meal Is About How You Eat, Not What You Eat

Everyone knows it’s important to eat the right foods to live a long and healthy life, but many of us fall short of that ideal. We eat on the run, pulling into a drive-through and scarfing
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Diet & Nutrition

Ensuring That Broccoli Sprouts Retain Their Cancer-Fighting Compounds

Raw broccoli sprouts, a rich source of potential cancer-fighting compounds, have become a popular health food in recent years. But conventional heat treatment used to kill bacteria on produce can r
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Fitness

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Exercise

Fitness Trackers Could Benefit from Better Security

The security of wearable fitness trackers could be improved to better protect users’ personal data, a study done at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland suggests. A release from the
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Exercise

Research Shows That Exercise is Medicine

Everyone wants to feel healthy, but many people may not know the best way to go about achieving and maintaining good health. Increasingly, researchers are pointing to the fact that exercise is med
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Exercise

Tips to Make Traveling Easier on Your Body

Anyone who travels frequently knows that without planning and awareness, travel can be a pain, literally. Some of the most common issues are the following: Stiff and swollen feet S
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Exercise

Put on Your Dancing Shoes! Dancing Can Reverse Brain Aging.

As we grow older we suffer a decline in mental and physical fitness, which can be made worse by conditions like Alzheimer’s disease. However, a study, published in the open-access journal Fro
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Exercise

Yes, You Can Learn to Love Exercising

The scientific evidence is indisputable. We all need to exercise if we want to live longer, healthier, and happier lives. So why don’t we? Studies show that somewhere between 28 percent and 50 pe
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Family

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Parenting

Early Youth Specialization and Over Training: What Every Parent Should Know

Kids around the country are playing organized sports more than ever today. In fact, The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) reports that youth in the country participating in spor
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Caregiving

How Caregivers Can Help A Loved One at The Doctor's Office

The latest from the experts on the National Institute on Aging on taking care of your loved one at the doctor’s office. If you go with the person you care for to see his or her doctor, her
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Baby Mosaic

Extending the Limits of Fertility: Rethinking Mosaic Embryos

Medical breakthrough happens when professionals think outside of the usual boundaries, and question accepted practices. A good example of this is transpiring right now in the field of reproductive
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Major Study Reveals Sperm Counts of Western Males Drops Significantly Over 40-Year Period

While male longevity has increased by an impressive 25 years over the past century, startling new research has revealed that while men may be living longer, diminishing sperm rates may mean there c
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Parenting

Back to School: Is Your Child's Behavior A Cry for Help?

You get a call from school. Your child talked back to their teacher and ran out of the classroom. Is your child willfully disobeying, or is their misbehavior a cry for help? According to the
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