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Alzheimer’s Research: 7 Breakthroughs to Give Hope for the Future

It's an exciting time for Alzheimer's disease research, with new studies, treatments, and answers… >>

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Am I Having a Stroke? 7 Signs of Stroke You Might Be Ignoring

Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death nationwide. Brain damage from strokes can be minimized… >>

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Only 14 Percent of People With Hearing Loss Use Hearing Aids. This Is a Major Health Crisis.

Ignoring hearing loss can raise the risk of dementia, falls, and other serious health concerns… >>

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New Survey: Science-Backed Habits Reduce Dementia Risk, But Many Americans Are Misinformed

A new survey from Reader’s Digest and the Alzheimer’s Association reveals that many Americans… >>

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Nature’s Antibiotics: 17 Remedies With Germ-Killing Properties

Centuries before the 1928 discovery of penicillin, people around the world used natural remedies to… >>

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Munchausen By Internet: When an Online Cancer Support Group Turns Frightening

One cancer patient's bizarre online odyssey after a dangerous character befriends her—and lies… >>

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6 Things You Can Do to Prevent DVT, A Deadly Blood Clot In Your Leg

DVT symptoms may be vague, but there could be a ticking time bomb in your leg. Know the potentially… >>

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Why Am I Sick Again? 4 Health Problems That Can Feel Worse During Summer

It's summertime and the livin' should be easy, but a number of health concerns can flare up or hit… >>

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10 Subtle Signs of Disease Your Feet Can Reveal

Let’s give our feet a little more credit. Here’s how they can alert you to serious issues like… >>

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A Woman With “Super Vision” on What It’s Like to See Almost 100 Million Colors

Where you see only gray, Concetta Antico sees violets and lavenders and turquoise. >>

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13 Silent Signs of a Thyroid Problem

The thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck, produces hormones essential for metabolism and… >>

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Why a Doctor Wants You to Know These 9 Crucial Facts About Tuberculosis

An ancient disease that is still an epidemic in much of the world, tuberculosis, or TB, is largely… >>

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Vitamins for Eyes: 5 Recipes to Avoid Macular Degeneration

An estimated 15 million Americans have age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of… >>

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7 Catchy Mnemonic Devices That Could Save Your Life

If only all of life's emergencies came with a mnemonic device. Fortunately, these—from heart… >>

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6 Reasons a High-Fiber Diet Is Insanely Healthy for Diabetes

Dietary fiber enhances your ability to metabolize blood glucose in a number of surprising ways… >>

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America’s Sleep Crisis Is Making Us Sick, Fat, and Stupid. But There’s Hope.

Sleep deprivation now rivals obesity and smoking as our greatest public health crisis. Here's what… >>

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9 Proven Knee Pain Treatments and When You Need Them

From science-backed natural remedies to the drugs and procedures that really work, here are the top… >>

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7 Silent Signs of a Heart Attack

More than 1 million Americans suffer a heart attack every year. Traditional symptoms—chest pain… >>

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Natural Arthritis Remedies: 23 Science-Backed Tips You Should Try

Suffering arthritis aches and pains? Consider trying these pain-fighting foods, exercises, and home… >>

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A Doctor Explains: Why 75 Is the Magic Number for Healthy Arteries

Lipidologist Larry Kaskel, MD, urges his patients to use the number 75 to gauge their heart health… >>