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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 first trimester of pregnancy brings physical and emotional changes, from breast tenderness to anxiety and exhilaration.

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Second trimester pregnancy often brings welcome relief from nausea, breast tenderness and other pregnancy symptoms.

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Your body changes as you age, so your diet needs to change, too. These tips from a Mayo Clinic wellness dietitian can help ensure you're getting the nutrients you need.

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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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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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Third trimester pregnancy can bring Braxton Hicks contractions, backaches and hemorrhoids as you await the start of labor.

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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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Learn how to bring the joys of play back into your life so that you can stay fit while having fun.

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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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Do your symptoms merit medical attention? From weight loss to flashes of light, know when to seek care.

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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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Learn more about medical procedures, such as light therapy, chemical peels or steroid injections, that might help clear stubborn acne.

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Dietary guidelines call for limiting added sugars to 10% 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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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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Understand the natural changes that come with aging.

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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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Learn more about allergy medications. Find out what they do and how they can help your symptoms.

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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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Learn how this type of blood pressure medication works and how it also can ease symptoms of an enlarged prostate.

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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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If you care for someone with dementia, encouraging good nutrition is important. Serve healthy foods on a regular schedule in a calm, supportive setting.

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

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

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Know how to help a person with dementia make the transition into a new home or a care facility.

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

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Wandering is a common problem with dementia. Understand the causes and how to keep a person with dementia 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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Want 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. These may cause untreatable infections.

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

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Antidepressants are often effective in treating depression and anxiety in children and teenagers, but there are some risks. Learn more.

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

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With so many options, choosing an asthma inhaler can be confusing. Use this helpful guide to find the one that works best for you.

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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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Many people with asthma try complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments, ranging from herbs to yoga. Discover which asthma CAM treatments are most likely to work.

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If you have asthma, find out how to keep your sneeze from turning into a wheeze due to colds or flu.

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Think you or your child might have asthma? Here's what's involved in making a diagnosis.

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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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Bupropion, mirtazapine, nefazodone, trazodone, vilazodone, vortioxetine and esketamine are unique atypical antidepressants, each working in different ways.

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These potentially lifesaving machines are available without a prescription. Should you get one?

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Learn how to give your baby a bath, from testing water temperature to holding your newborn securely.

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Know when and how long babies need to nap, how to put them down for naps and how to handle fussiness.

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

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Learn what you can do to avoid and prevent back pain at work.

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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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Learn what research says about how changing your work environment and habits can help set you on a path to better health.

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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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Find out how you can lessen uncomfortable belching, gas and bloating.

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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 to diagnose cancer.

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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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Read tips on finding a blood glucose meter that fits your needs and lifestyle.

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Monitoring your blood pressure helps you avoid health problems. 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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Learn how certain blood tests can offer clues to your heart health.

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The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans boil down to 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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Learn about the drugs that can help prevent breast cancer in people at high risk.

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Find out what measures 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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Learn how to safely store expressed breast milk, what containers to use and how long breast milk will keep.

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

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Breast-feeding and pumping — Consider these 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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Learn what positions work best for breast-feeding twins and why asking for help is so important.

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Breast-feeding is best, but deciding between breast-feeding and formula-feeding is sometimes tough. Learn about how each may affect your baby.

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Get to know your options when choosing a breast pump.

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

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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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COVID-19 symptoms can sometimes persist for months. The virus can damage the lungs, heart and brain, which increases the risk of long-term health problems.

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Anxiety about COVID-19 can be overwhelming. You may worry about getting the virus, the length of the pandemic and the future. Learn how to cope.

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Know the symptoms of COVID-19 in children, what to do if your child appears sick and how to keep your family healthy.

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Traveling during COVID-19? Follow these tips for safely flying, driving and staying at hotels.

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Learn about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines for kids, the possible side effects, and the benefits of vaccination.

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Find out about the COVID-19 vaccines, the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination and the possible side effects.

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Find out the similarities and differences between coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and flu (influenza), and read ways to prevent getting these diseases.

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Knowing if you have COVID-19, a cold, the flu or seasonal allergies isn't easy. Find out about the differences between these illnesses.

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Other health conditions can increase your risk of developing dangerous symptoms if you get coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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Making small adjustments to your CPAP 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. You may be surprised at how much caffeine you're consuming.

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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 used to help diagnose cancer include CBC and tumor marker tests. Other tests and procedures are needed to confirm a cancer diagnosis.

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Get the facts and find out 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 what causes cancer pain and how you can work with your doctor to ensure your cancer pain is controlled.

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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 learn which ones to choose.

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

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Learn what to expect when caring for someone with atrial fibrillation and get tips to prevent caregiver burnout, too.

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Learn how to become an effective long-distance caregiver.

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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 the possible side effects.

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Hooked on salty snacks? Too much TV bingeing? Follow these insider tips from a Mayo Clinic wellness coach to break the cycle and build healthy new habits.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Learn how coenzyme Q10 might help treat certain heart conditions and prevent migraine headaches.

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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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Find out more about the pros and cons of specific tests used for colon cancer screening, including colonoscopy, stool DNA test and virtual colonoscopy.

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Use this chart of DASH diet recommended servings by food group to plan healthy meals and snacks.

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The DASH diet can help you control your blood pressure and reap important health benefits. It's easy to get started.

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You can eat out and follow the DASH diet. Use these tips to make healthier choices when you dine out.

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The DASH diet doesn't have to be boring or difficult. Follow these tips to make the DASH diet more accessible and enjoyable.

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Understand what DHEA is and the possible side effects associated with this supplement.

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Find out what DHEA can and can't do.

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Daily aspirin therapy can be lifesaving or life-threatening. Know if taking a daily low-dose aspirin is right for you.

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Don't fall for these popular myths about preventing or treating COVID-19.

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If it's hot or humid, children and teens playing sports are at risk of heat-related illnesses. Here's help keeping kids safe on the field.

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Delaying your period is possible if you use an extended or continuous method of birth control. Find out how you can have more control over your menstrual cycle.

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Denial — Understand denial and its impact in the face of stress, illness or addiction.

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Find out what it means if your mammogram report says you have dense breast tissue. Learn about additional breast cancer screening tests to consider.

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Research on depression and anxiety shows that exercise and other physical activity can help improve mood, reduce anxiety and improve other health problems.

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Depression during pregnancy often goes unrecognized. Understand the risk factors for and signs and symptoms of this condition.

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Women are diagnosed with depression more often than men are. Discover what factors may contribute to that increased risk.

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Depression — How to help a family member or friend dealing with this serious mental health condition.

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