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Your Guide to Aging Hair: 6 Simple Tips

Tags: aging, female patterned hair loss, hair, hair loss, male patterned hair loss

As you age, hair fibers become thinner, their texture and color can change, and they are more easily damaged. But shampoos, diet and watching your medications can help retain some thickness and luster.

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As Your Medical Care Advances, Is There a Price?

Tags: healthcare, healthcare costs, healthcare expenses, healthcare reform, innovations

American medicine has made astonishing strides over the past 50 years. This doesn't come cheap, though. While healthcare cost much less 60 years ago, no one is calling for a return to 1950s medicine.

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Needles? Ouch! And 9 Other Acupuncture Myths

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There are a lot of misconceptions about acupuncture, but this practice provides relief to people around the world. Learn the truth about what it can do, which has plenty of research to support it.

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Best Ways You Can Avoid ACL, Knee Injuries

Tags: ACL, ACL tear, joint pain, knee arthroscopy, knee injury, knee replacements, sports injuries

Athletes know the unmistakable "pop" of a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), which usually spells a season-ending injury. To prevent this, athletes need to practice proper form.

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Mammograms Save Lives — But They Can Get Better

Tags: biopsy, breast cancer, innovation, mammogram, mammograms, ultrasound

The timing and frequency of mammograms has become controversial. In the future, a new imaging tool could reduce or eliminate mammogram concerns.

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Guide to Genetic Testing: What Happens, What You Learn

Tags: genetic counseling, genetic disorder, genetic information, genetic testing, genetics, health screenings

Genetic counseling provides risk assessment information that can’t affect your insurance rates. In fact, insurance companies are now required to cover the cost of genetic testing under the Affordable Care Act.

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The Surprising Truth About Gluten-Free Food and Weight Loss

Tags: celiac disease, diet, gluten, gluten-free, healthy diet, weight loss

Gluten-free diets are the latest craze for those looking to lose weight, but what’s the truth? Is gluten responsible for my love handles? The answer is no, but let’s clear the air of any confusion.

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Heartburn? Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Acid Reflux Symptoms

Tags: acid reflux, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn

What we know as heartburn, or more formally as Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), affects as much as 20 percent of the U.S. population. It can usually be controlled with modest lifestyle changes, doctor says.

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New Standard Lung Screening Could Save Your Life

Tags: CT scan, health screenings, innovations, lung disease, lung disorders, lungs

In 2012, a National Lung Screening Trial showed evidence in favor of using low-dose computed tomography to detect lung cancer early. In 2014, the CT scan has become the standard of care.

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Help Fight Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis

Tags: #onememory, Alzheimer's, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, innovations, memory loss, MS, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, Parkinson's Disease, power of love gala

For the more than 6 million Americans who are living with Alzheimer’s, holding on to a memory is not a choice. Unless we find a cure, or stop the progression, projections indicate that by 2050 there could be as many as 16 million people living with Alzheimer’s.