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Ten Holiday Gifts for Family Caregivers

Is there a caregiver on your holiday gift list this year? If so, you’re not alone. With an estimated 65 million informal and family caregivers in the United States, representing…

Your Guide to a Safe and Healthy Halloween

Halloween is the night of costumes and jack o’ lanterns, scarecrows and goblins, candy and stomach-aches. Yet far too often, it is also a night of tragedy. A study conducted…

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Trouble Sleeping Linked with Memory Problems

People who have trouble sleeping may be at higher risk of developing memory problems and developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life. In a small study of cognitively normal people, frequent…

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Healthy Hearts Start Early

Although we typically think of atherosclerosis as a disease of old age, the process begins as early as childhood, making prevention of coronary heart disease a priority for everyone. It’s never too early to start thinking about heart health. Learn more about preventing Heart Disease.
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When Is a Mole Skin Cancer?

Most moles are harmless. But an irregular, bleeding, or otherwise troublesome mole is often the first sign of skin cancers, including melanoma. Do you know how to tell the difference? Learning your ABCDEs can help you to identify early warning signs of skin cancer — and catch it before it spreads:…
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Migraine Warning Signs

Migraine headaches often come on unexpectedly, but many people who experience begin experiencing warning signs up to a day before a migraine develops. Warning signs may include: food cravings, mood swings, uncontrollable yawning, mild confusion or “spaciness,” and fluid retention or increased urination. Learn more about migraines in our comprehensive Migraine…
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Breastfeeding Reduces the Risk of Middle Ear Infections

Middle ear infections occur less frequently in infants who are breastfed for more than six months, compared to those who begin bottle-feeding before they are one month old. Learn more about middle ear infections:
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Getting Back to Work After Back Pain

Dealing with back pain? Get back to work as soon as your doctor says it’s okay. Here’s why: More than half of people who experience back pain are able to return to within one week, and nine out of 10 are working again within three months. But among people who stay…
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Famous People and Depression

Depression affects one in five people at some point in their life, yet less than half of depressed people seek help. This common and often debilitating disorder has affected many well-known and influential people, including Abraham Lincoln, Ernest Hemingway, Peter Tchaikovsky, Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf, Mary Shelley, and Mike Wallace. Learn…
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Grandparents, Lock Up the Medicine, Please!

Kids to Grandma and Grandpa: Lock up the medicine, please! Nearly one out of four grandparents store prescription medications in a place where children can easily access those medications –…

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