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Cold and Flu Virus

Is It a Cold or the Flu? Know Your F.A.C.T.S. (Infographic)

Tags: colds, fevers, flu, flu season, infographic, pneumonia

You're not feeling well. You're very tired and have a cough and a stuffy nose. How do you know if it’s the flu or merely a cold?


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If You Suffer From Endometriosis, Better Help May Be Coming

Tags: endometriosis, menstrual cramps, periods, study

If you suffer from the pain and other aggravations of endometriosis, learn about some of the latest advances in research and treatment.


Boy-looking-anxious

How to Manage Challenging Behavior in Children With Autism

Tags: ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorder, behavior

Aggression toward a sibling or classmate. Self injury. Wandering off without warning. Many children with autism exhibit this challenging behavior. What can parents do?


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Diabetes and Sleep Apnea: What You Need To Know

Tags: diabetes, sleep, sleep apnea, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

If you have diabetes, it is critical to manage your sleep apnea in order to manage your diabetes. Some 18 million Americans are diagnosed with sleep apnea; millions more have it and don’t know it.


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Steps You Can Take To Guard Against Dementia

Tags: #onememory, Alzheimer's, Alzheimer’s disease, brain health, dementia, memory, memory loss

Choosing a healthy lifestyle that features regular exercise, a nutritious diet, limited alcohol consumption and no smoking can slow or reverse dementia and cognitive deterioration.


medications

Opiates Kill More People Than Car Accidents (Video)

Tags: addiction, drug safety, drugs, medications, opioids, pain medication, prescriptions

Opiates are the major cause of accidental deaths in the U.S. Accidental overdoses from opiates, including codeine, morphine and heroin, kill more people than automobile and other motor vehicle accidents.


How to make popular fast food and frozen dinners healthier.

Make Takeout & Frozen Meals Healthier (Infographic)

Tags: growing pains of parenting, healthy diet, infographic, portion size, sodium

On days when you're too crazed to cook, it's tempting to buy fast food or heat up frozen entrees. Follow the tips on this infographic to make dinner on the run a healthier experience.


DNA

Should All Women Be Screened for BRCA1 and BRCA2?

Tags: BRCA, breast cancer

Who should be tested — and when? These are the big questions people ask when it comes to genetic screening, especially for commonly known mutations. Get expert insight.


Surprising Scoop on Salt

The Surprising Scoop on Salt in Your Diet (Video)

Tags: Dr. Nissen, heart disease, heart healthy diet, heart videos, high blood pressure, salt, videos

Anyone with high blood pressure should aim for a low-salt diet, but a heart doctor says healthy people don't have to worry as much about salt.


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Get Your Hiatal Hernia Fixed Right the First Time

Tags: acid reflux, Barrett’s esophagus, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), hernia, hernia surgery, hiatal hernias

Hiatal hernias are much more common among patients in their 70s and 80s. If you need surgery, it's best to get treated at a comprehensive hernia center.