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Tips on Managing Medicines for Older Adults

Tips on Managing Medicines for Older Adults

Keeping a detailed record of all your medicines is one way to ensure you take them safely and effectively. The number of prescription drugs, vitamins, and over-the-counter medications we take to stay healthy only seems to increase as we age. …

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Stroke Symptoms: Are Women Different?

Stroke Symptoms: Are Women Different?

Women often experience less-typical warning signs when it comes to stroke. Do you know what they are? May is National Stroke Awareness Month, a time to highlight both stroke symptoms and the importance of acting quickly to ensure the most …

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Sleep Apnea: What You Need to Know

Sleep Apnea: What You Need to Know

If you often feel grumpy and have headaches during the day, it may be a sign of sleep apnea. Small interruptions during your sleep might last a few seconds each time, but they can cause serious problems. This is a …

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Arthritis of the Hip & Knee: Treatment Options

Arthritis of the Hip & Knee: Treatment Options

Treatments for this common cause of pain range from physical therapy to surgery.  Researchers say a combination of medication and non-drug treatments is ideal for treating arthritis. For instance, The U.S. National Library of Medicine says acetaminophen (up to 4 …

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5 Advantages of a Midwife

5 Advantages of a Midwife

If your pregnancy is normal and not high-risk, consider using a midwife for delivery and postpartum care. Research shows that women who receive the care of a midwife during labor and after delivery experience benefits such as a decreased risk …

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Long-term Dangers of Alcohol Abuse

Long-term Dangers of Alcohol Abuse

Drinking alcohol over a long period of time can lead to brain damage, liver disease, and other serious health issues. April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a time to highlight the health and social problems that result from excessive alcohol consumption. …

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Diabetes: Assessing Your Risk

Diabetes: Assessing Your Risk

Diabetes strikes nearly 26 million adults and children nationwide each year — and age, gender and race are partly to blame. Diabetes develops when there is too much glucose or sugar in the blood — which we need for fuel …

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10 Tips for Breastfeeding Success

10 Tips for Breastfeeding Success

From sore breasts to exhaustion, breastfeeding presents its challenges, but there are ways to get on the right track. Moms and health-care professionals say that good positioning and breast care can prevent many initial problems. Getting the rest, support, and …

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Preventing Colorectal Cancer

Preventing Colorectal Cancer

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a perfect time to take steps to prevent this disease. As many as 60% of the more than 50,000 deaths from colorectal cancer each year could be avoided if everyone age 50 or …

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Protecting Yourself From Shingles

Protecting Yourself From Shingles

You may know about chicken pox, but you should also know how to prevent contracting shingles. Almost 1 out of 3 people nationwide will develop shingles, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If you’ve ever had …

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