Tips for living with arthritis

Did you know that arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the US? The number of adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis is projected to increase from 46 million now to 67 million by 2030, and more than a third ...

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Backpack safety: Tips to keep kids safe

School is approaching or back in session. When used correctly, backpacks are one of the best ways to carry the necessities of the school day. However, backpacks that are too heavy or are worn incorrectly can cause problems for children and ...

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Turning 50? Get screened for colon cancer

Colorectal, or colon, cancer affects men and women of all racial and ethnic groups. Your risk of getting colon cancer increases as you age. More than 90% of cases occur in people who are 50 years old or older. Of cancers ...

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6 tips to prevent heart disease

You can take several steps to reduce your risk for heart disease: Don’t smoke. Cigarette smoking greatly increases your risk for heart disease. If you smoke, quitting will lower your risk for heart disease. Your doctor can suggest ways to help ...

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10 questions to ask your doctor at your next visit

Make an appointment with your primary care provider and bring this list of questions to learn more about your heart health. What is my risk for heart disease? What is my blood pressure? If it’s high, what do I need to do ...

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Reduce your heart disease risk with these simple screenings

To reduce your chances of getting heart disease it’s important to: Know your blood pressure. Having uncontrolled blood pressure can result in heart disease. High blood pressure has no symptoms so it’s important to have your blood pressure checked regularly. Talk to your ...

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7 common heart attack symptoms in women

A woman suffers a heart attack every 90 seconds in the U.S. The good news is that if you seek help quickly, treatment can stop a heart attack, save your life, and prevent permanent damage to your heart muscle. Treatment ...

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Women’s risk factors for heart disease

About half of Americans (49%) have at least one of these 3 key risk factors for heart disease: High blood pressure, high LDL (bad) cholesterol, and smoking. Several other medical conditions and lifestyle choices can also put people at a higher ...

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Catching early signs of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, or loss of certain brain functions, among older adults. Memory loss is usually its first sign. Early signs of Alzheimer’s disease: Finding it hard to remember things Asking the same questions over and over Having ...

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