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If you have IBD, you probably have a lot of IBD questions. Write down these 10 IBD questions to ask at your next appointment.

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You can lower your blood pressure without medication. Try these 10 lifestyle changes.

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Work up to a goal of walking 10,000 steps each day, depending on your starting fitness level, for numerous health benefits.

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Research suggests that what you eat can help fend off dementia. And, no, you don't have to have a perfect diet to benefit. Here's what to focus on.

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The Nutrition Facts label gets an update for the first time in 25 years. Maybe it's time to update your food choices too?

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Do daily distractions leave you feeling unfocused and stressed? Take a breath. Here are three great ways to start taking back control.

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Learn three tactics you can use to cope with stress, build resiliency and get more enjoyment from life.

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When goals are meaningful and relevant to you, they can provide direction, meaning and a marker of progress. Find out more about an approach to goal setting that increases your chances of accomplishing your goals.

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Discover a calmer, more positive you through the power of patience — a skill you can learn and practice daily.

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Learn strategies for making healthy habits a regular part of your life, including starting small, repetition and celebrating daily accomplishments.

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Feeling stressed and unhappy? Try these science-backed strategies for enjoying a happier life.

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Life will keep throwing challenges at you, but you can bounce back at any age. Here are four strategies for building your resilience.

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Are squats part of your strength routine? Make sure you're doing them right. Learn the most common squat mistakes and how to get back on track.

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When you know what motivates you, you are more likely to achieve your healthy living goals.

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The key to establishing healthy-eating habits is to notice your eating patterns — what and how much food you eat, plus when you eat — and stay consistent over time.

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Want to cook healthier? These 5 tips will help you slice and dice recipes to cut fats and sugars, but pump up flavors.

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Increasing your confidence in your ability to lose weight boosts your chances of success. Includes strategies for gaining weight-loss confidence.

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A sense of playfulness can keep you healthy and happy even as an adult. Discover what style of play suits you best, and how to amp up the fun in your life.

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Learn how to boost your happiness by bringing consciousness, gratitude and fun into your day. Includes five specific practices you can try to increase joy.

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Tips to help you to navigate the farmers market with ease.

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If you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, take note of your sleep patterns for a couple of weeks. Then try these five strategies for better sleep.

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5K run — Make it to race day in seven weeks.

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Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, you don't have to leave your workout routine behind. Try these tips for making exercise a part of the adventure.

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If you're already reducing high-sugar items from your diet, you're likely still consuming more added sugar than you realize from some everyday foods.

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Is it serious? Consider signs and symptoms that merit medical attention, from weight loss to flashes of light.

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Aging can affect the quality of your sleep. You may wake up more often and have a less consistent sleep pattern. Includes tips for improving your sleep.

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Acetaminophen is an effective pain reliever, but an overdose can occur all too easily. Follow these tips to keep your child safe.

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Explore how using this popular probiotic might benefit your digestive system.

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Acne treatments — Certain medical procedures may help clear your skin.

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Dietary guidelines call for limiting added sugars to 10 percent of daily calories. See where added sugars are hiding and how to cut back.

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Treatments given in addition to your primary cancer therapy can help reduce the risk of cancer recurrence.

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Understand what an adult day service can do for your loved one, including providing supervision, meals and medical help.

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Learn how to warm up and cool down the safe way.

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Need inspiration to work out? Consider the top 10 benefits of aerobic exercise.

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Know the telltale signs, such as memory problems, weight loss and changes in mobility, that might indicate illness in older adults.

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Understand the natural changes that come with aging.

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If you drink alcoholic beverages, practice moderation and make good choices over the holidays with these tips.

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Light to moderate alcohol use may have some potential health benefits. But heavy drinking, including binge drinking, carries serious health risks.

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Allergies and asthma? Find out how to control both conditions.

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Allergy medications — What do they do and how do you use them?

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Here's a room-by-room guide to reducing allergy-triggering dust, mold, pollen and pet dander in your home.

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Alli is an over-the-counter weight-loss pill that keeps your body from absorbing all of the fat in food. Learn about the drug's benefits and side effects.

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Understand how topical aloe gel might be helpful and the possible dangers of oral use of aloe latex.

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Alpha blockers treat conditions such as high blood pressure and some prostate conditions.

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Alternative cancer treatments may help you cope with cancer treatment side effects such as fatigue, pain, sleep problems, and nausea and vomiting.

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Alzheimer's and dementia caregiving is a tough job. These tips for dealing with daily tasks may help.

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Learn about the risk of depression linked to dementia caregiving and strategies for self-care.

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Dementia affects a person's ability to understand and be understood. Know what you can do to improve communication and lessen frustrations.

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Mild symptoms of Alzheimer's or related disorders increase the risk for unsafe driving. Know how to help a person transition from driving to other options.

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A memory box filled with photos, letters and other mementos might help a loved one with Alzheimer's remember the past.

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Evaluate the need for long-term dementia care and your options before a crisis happens.

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Alzheimer's caregiving is an incredibly difficult job. Here's how to ask for help.

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Alzheimer's challenges multiply near the end of life. Consider tips on how to prepare.

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What role does genetics play in developing Alzheimer's? Are you at risk?

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Alzheimer's and depression have some similar symptoms. Proper treatment improves quality of life.

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Alzheimer's stages — common behaviors as the disease progresses.

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Alzheimer's treatments now being studied include an Alzheimer's vaccine and several new drugs.

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Alzheimer's disease means lots of medical appointments. Make the most of each visit.

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Follow these tips for dealing with the daily challenges of caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer's.

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A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease can cause family conflict. Here's help working together to address the challenges.

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Although there's no cure for Alzheimer's disease, certain drugs might help you manage your symptoms and improve your life for a time.

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Ease your kids' fears and answer their questions about Alzheimer's disease.

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Alzheimer's care — Practical tips for how to help an Alzheimer's caregiver.

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Encourage good nutrition in a loved one who has Alzheimer's by addressing underlying conditions, reducing mealtime distractions and making foods easy to eat.

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Alzheimer's sleep problems affect both you and your loved one. Consider tips for coping.

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Alzheimer's disease and moving — Tips for smoothing the transition.

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Consider these tips to make holidays more pleasant and less stressful.

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Wandering is a common issue with Alzheimer's. Here's help keeping your loved one safe.

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Amputation is a frightening concept. Find out who's at risk and what you can do to protect your feet from diabetes complications.

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Ready to get your anger under control? Start by considering these 10 anger management tips.

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Anger management is crucial to your health and your relationships. When it's out of control or pent up, anger can cause harm. Learn why healthy expression matters.

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Confused about which angina treatment — stents, medication or lifestyle changes — to choose? Find out more.

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Learn how these drugs help lower your blood pressure and what other health conditions they can treat.

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Learn how these drugs help you manage high blood pressure and improve your heart health.

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Anti-seizure drugs designed to treat epilepsy often are used to control nerve pain associated with diabetes, shingles, and other types of nerve damage.

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For both humans and animals, misusing and overusing antibiotics can lead to the development and spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that may cause untreatable infections.

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Overuse of antibiotics creates antibiotic-resistant germs. Protect yourself and others by using antibiotics wisely.

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Get the facts about antidepressants for children and teenagers with these common questions and answers.

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Antidepressants are a staple in the treatment of many chronic pain conditions, including arthritis, nerve damage, headache and low back pain.

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Side effects may include nausea, weight gain, drowsiness, insomnia, dry mouth, constipation, dizziness, anxiety or sexual side effects. Learn how to cope.

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Antidepressants are central to treating depression during pregnancy. Weigh the risks and benefits with your health care provider.

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Medication options to treat depression include SSRIs, SNRIs, atypical antidepressants, tricyclic antidepressants, MAOIs and other drugs.

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Last Updated: Nov 17, 2017

Suicide isn't a solution. Create a plan to keep yourself safe.

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Arthritis pain — To cope, strike a balance between activity and rest.

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Arthritis pain relief options include creams and gels to rub on painful joints.

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Get the skinny on artificial sweeteners and other sugar substitutes.

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Making healthy lifestyle changes isn't easy. Challenges will come up. Seeking support can make the difference between reaching your goals — or not.

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Here's how to create an adult asthma action plan — a tool for managing your asthma.

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Managing childhood asthma can be complicated. Take control with a written plan.

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Asthma inhalers — Here's a rundown of inhaler types and how they work.

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Learn more about the different categories of medications to help you control asthma symptoms.

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Follow this three-step approach to keep symptoms under control and prevent attacks.

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Alternative asthma treatment: What might work, and what to avoid.

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Some products can reduce asthma triggers in the home. The first step is to understand what makes your symptoms worse.

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Asthma, colds and flu: How to keep your sneeze from turning into a wheeze.

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Diagnosing asthma generally includes a medical history, physical exam and lung tests.

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Stress, anxiety and depression all can factor into atrial fibrillation. Find out when to practice self-care — and when to ask for help.

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Atypical antidepressants — including bupropion, mirtazapine, nefazodone, trazodone and vortioxetine — differ from other classes of antidepressants.

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Automated external defibrillators are available without a prescription. Should you get one?

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Baby bath — Understand the basics, from testing water temperature to holding your newborn securely.

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Baby naps — Help your baby get the daytime sleep he or she needs.

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Last Updated: May 19, 2018

Concerned about your baby's head shape? Understand what you can do to care for flat spots.

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2018

Take a break: learn what you can do to reduce your risk of this common workplace condition.

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Last Updated: May 22, 2019

Ease back pain during pregnancy with these simple tips.

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Back pain rarely requires surgery. Research your options before going under the knife.

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Can changing your work environment and habits help set you on a path to better health? Research says yes. Resoundingly.

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Last Updated: Feb 7, 2018

To improve exercise performance and help prevent falling and injuries, include balance training in your fitness routine.

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Sticking to a regular exercise schedule isn't easy. Get tips for overcoming common barriers.

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Learn how to enhance your self-compassion and boost your resiliency by being kinder to yourself. Others in your life will benefit as well.

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Get the scoop on beans and other legumes. Learn how to pick and prepare them, and how to add them to meals and snacks.

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What’s the difference between bed rest and pelvic rest during pregnancy? Are there benefits? Understand the recommendations and how to cope.

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Learn the importance of assertiveness and how to be more assertive.

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Excess belching, gas and bloating can be embarrassing and uncomfortable. Here's how to reduce them.

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Belly fat in men is dangerous. Understand why and how to get rid of it.

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Belly fat is more common after menopause. Here's why — and how to keep it off.

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Confused about the best sunscreen? Here's some help sorting through the options.

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Find out how beta blockers lower blood pressure and when your doctor might recommend one of these drugs.

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Learn about the different ways of collecting suspicious cells to test in the lab in this overview of biopsy procedures used in cancer diagnosis.

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Birth control options — Consider these questions before choosing a method of birth control.

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The birth control pill is surrounded by misinformation. Get the facts on common concerns and questions about taking the pill.

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Bladder control problems can be managed or overcome. The first step is to seek treatment.

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Bladder control problems may respond to bladder training and avoidance of bladder irritants.

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If you've tried lifestyle changes and you still have bladder control problems, medication might help.

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Blood glucose meter — Tips on finding a meter that fits your needs and lifestyle.

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Monitoring your blood pressures helps you avoid complications. Learn more about what your numbers mean.

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Blood sugar testing is an important part of diabetes care. Understand the basics.

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Blood tests offer clues to your heart health. Here's information about these blood tests.

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Don't be intimidated by the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. They boil down to just a handful of key recommendations.

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If you have diabetes, you're at increased risk of various bone and joint disorders.

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Find out what you can do to promote and protect bone health.

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Which foods pack a healthy dose of calcium? There're plenty of options, even if you don't do dairy.

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Looking for a fitness challenge? If so, a boot camp workout might be for you.

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Breast cancer chemoprevention — Drugs for breast cancer prevention in high-risk women.

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Find out what steps might reduce your risk of breast cancer.

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Breast cancer staging helps your doctor select the most appropriate treatments.

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Doctors use specialized tests to analyze your cancer cells and gather information to determine your breast cancer type.

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Trying to decide between saline and silicone breast implants? Here are some answers to common questions.

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Find out how a breast lump is evaluated for breast cancer.

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Breast milk storage — Find out how to safely store expressed breast milk.

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Understand which medications are safe to take while breast-feeding.

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Breast-feeding and pumping — Consider simple techniques to help you maintain your milk supply.

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Understand the benefits of breast-feeding your child beyond his or her first year.

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Understand breast-feeding nutrition do's and don'ts.

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Find out how you can support your breast-feeding partner.

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Breast-feeding is a learned art. Get started with practical breast-feeding tips.

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Breast-feeding twins — Find out what positions work best and the importance of asking for help when you need it.

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Breast-feeding is best for babies. Still, the decision between breast-feeding and formula-feeding is sometimes tough.

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Breast pumps offer flexibility to breast-feeding mothers. Here's help choosing a breast pump.

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Breast-feeding isn't an exact science. Here's how to tell if you're on the right track.

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Bullying is common. Understand types of bullying, the warning signs that your child might be dealing with bullying — and how to respond.

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Follow these tips to protect your child from burns.

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Understand how to manage the discomfort of C-section recovery while caring for your newborn.

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Making small adjustments to your CPAP device can help you use it more comfortably.

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CRE bacteria are a family of germs that are resistant to most — and in some cases, all — types of antibiotics.

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Find out just how much caffeine is in coffee, tea, soda and energy drinks.

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Is your caffeine habit causing problems? Find out how much is too much and if you need to curb your consumption.

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Considering calcium supplements? First figure out how much calcium you need. Then weigh the pros and cons of supplements.

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Learn how these blood pressure medications open your arteries, help relieve chest pain and treat an irregular heartbeat.

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Blood tests and other lab tests used to diagnose cancer include CBC and tumor marker tests. Additional tests are needed to confirm a cancer diagnosis.

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Cancer causes — See why these popular myths about cancer causes are wrong.

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To face any difficult time in your life, you need effective coping strategies. These tips may help you deal with your cancer diagnosis.

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A Mayo Clinic cancer specialist offers guidance for coping with a cancer diagnosis.

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Cancer fatigue that occurs during cancer treatment is common. You can take steps to lessen your cancer fatigue.

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Learn about what causes cancer pain, how it's treated, and what barriers might stand in the way of adequate cancer pain relief.

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Real-life strategies to reduce your risk of cancer.

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The news is full of reports about cancer risk, but what does it all mean for you? Find out how to interpret cancer statistics.

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Surgery is a common treatment for many types of cancers. Learn how doctors use surgery to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

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No one can predict the future, but cancer survival rates can give you an idea of your prognosis. Should you pay attention to them?

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Cancer survivors can improve their health after cancer treatment with simple changes.

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Find out what side effects to watch for after cancer treatment so you can prepare yourself for any challenges ahead.

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Feeling mixed emotions now that your cancer treatment is over? Use these strategies to help heal your mind and adjust to life as a cancer survivor.

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Having trouble navigating relationships now that your cancer treatment is over? Here's how to tackle common issues with friends and family.

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Get involved in your cancer treatment by partnering with your doctor to evaluate options.

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Find out which cancer treatments are most likely to cause side effects that make having sex more difficult.

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Cancer treatment can cause physical changes in women that make having sex more difficult.

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Can a positive attitude cure cancer? Find out the truth behind this and other common cancer treatment myths.

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Consider common car seat mistakes and what you need to do to keep your kids safe on the road.

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Read about the potential benefits of eating extra carbohydrates before endurance exercise. Diet details and a sample meal plan are included.

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See why carbohydrates are important for your health and which ones to choose.

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Caregiving is stressful work. It can be exhausting, both physically and emotionally. To be a good caregiver, first take care of yourself.

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Fight caregiver stress and prevent burnout by taking time to take care of yourself.

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Atrial fibrillation and caregivers — Read about caregiving for someone with atrial fibrillation.

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Caring for a parent who has Alzheimer's can take a toll on your marriage. Find out what you can do to ease the strain.

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Caregiving — Get the facts about how to become an effective long-distance caregiver.

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Caring for the elderly — Follow these tips to manage a loved one's resistance to care.

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Find out more about tips for keeping a cast safe — and your child comfortable — while an injury heals.

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Learn how these blood pressure drugs work, what else they treat and their possible side effects.

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Facing challenges or criticism with a growth mindset will help you overcome those pesky negative thoughts, increase your resiliency and bounce back more quickly from setbacks.

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Getting enough fiber? Find out the dietary fiber content of common foods.

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Last Updated: Nov 17, 2018

Get an idea of what to expect during chemotherapy so you can plan ahead for head coverings or treatments to reduce hair loss, such as cooling caps.

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Work with your doctor to understand whether your chemotherapy is likely to cause nausea and vomiting. Treatments can prevent these side effects.

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Chewing tobacco and other forms of smokeless tobacco pose numerous health risks.

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Understand child development milestones to expect from ages 2 to 5.

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Child sleep problems? Be gentle but firm. Consistency is often the key to better sleep.

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Childbirth classes can demystify childbirth. Here's what to look for in a class.

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When it comes to childhood vaccines, misinformation is common. Get the facts about vaccine safety from health experts.

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Children and divorce — Work with your spouse to ease the adjustment for everyone.

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Here's help talking to children about gender identity, supporting their gender expression and advocating for them.

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Consider these strategies to avoid mealtime battles with a picky eater.

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Introduce your child to age-appropriate sports and physical activities to promote a lifetime of enjoying safe and healthy exercise.

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Cholesterol medications might help lower your cholesterol levels. Here are some options.

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Diet and exercise are proven ways to reduce cholesterol. Cholesterol-lowering supplements might help, too.

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The foods you eat can help improve your cholesterol. Here are some top choices.

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Wondering which birth control pill is best for you? Weigh the risks and benefits of the different types of birth control pills.

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Get to know your options when it comes to treating your high blood pressure.

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You can have a satisfying sexual relationship in spite of your chronic pain.

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What works for one person's pain may not help yours — and every pill poses risks. Find out how to sort through your options for maximum relief and minimum risk.

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Your body's stress reaction was meant to protect you. But when it's constantly on alert, your health can pay the price.

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Need to be on a clear liquid diet? Learn which foods are allowed and which foods to avoid.

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Coconut oil is touted as a weight-loss aid. However, the science isn't clear, and simply adding coconut oil to your diet isn't likely to help you lose weight.

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Explore how coenzyme Q10 might help certain heart conditions.

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Cold medicines aren't recommended for young children. Here's why.

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Cold remedies: Some work, some don't. Learn how to tell the difference.

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The transition to college can be emotionally challenging. Learn the signs of depression and what you can do to help your child cope.

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Colon cancer screening — Understand the pros and cons of specific colon cancer screening tests.

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Last Updated: Nov 28, 2018

Contact lenses are versatile — and you have various options. Here's help making the right choice.

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Last Updated: Mar 27, 2019

The benefits from cooking even one meal a week at home far outweigh the barriers that may stand in the way.

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Is your hepatitis C drug regimen causing troublesome side effects? Here are some tips for managing antiviral side effects so you can complete treatment.

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Coping with stress at work is easier when you identify your triggers and address them head on.

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Core exercises strengthen your abs and other core muscles for better balance and stability.

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Considering a cosmetic procedure? Before you make a decision, understand the benefits, risks and limitations of this appearance-enhancing surgery.

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Try these calorie-cutting basics to get a handle on your weight.

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Last Updated: Mar 28, 2018

Find out how creatine might affect your athletic performance and how the supplement interacts with other drugs.

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Last Updated: Oct 12, 2017

It's tough to listen to a crying baby. Follow these tips for coping with the tears.

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Last Updated: Dec 28, 2018

Crying baby? Here's help staying calm when the tears won't stop.

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Last Updated: Jan 12, 2019

Whether you're watching your health or your weight, you can still enjoy beef on occasion. This guide points you to the leanest options.

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