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5 Surprising Facts About Pneumonia

A serious, potentially life-threatening lung infection, the disease is primarily caused by viruses, bacteria or fungi that are transmitted from one person to another.

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Tips For Tackling Age-Related Skin Issues

Aging is a fact of life, and your skin is no exception. However, experts say that there is a lot you can do to help your skin at all stages of life.

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Taking Sleep Aids? Why Aren’t You Talking to Your Doctor?

Sleep doesn’t come easily for nearly half of older Americans, and more than a third have resorted to some sort of medication to help them doze off at night.

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Learning to Advance The Positives of Aging

From late-night TV comedy shows where supposedly clueless older people are the butt of jokes to ads for anti-aging creams equating youth with beauty and wrinkles with decay, harsh and unflattering images shape assumptions about aging.

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After Kathi Kolb was diagnosed with breast cancer, her doctor recommended seven weeks of daily radiation treatments. She persuaded him to shorten treatment to three weeks, based on clinical trials showing that the condensed course works just as well. (Katye Martens Brier for KHN)

So Much Care it Hurts: Unneeded Scans, Therapy, Surgery Add to Ills

When Annie Dennison was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, she readily followed advice from her medical team, agreeing to harsh treatments in the hope of curing her disease.

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High-Intensity, HIIT, Workouts Send The Wrong Message

The allure of high-intensity interval training or HIIT is simple; go all-out for as little as one minute and reap the benefits of a 45 or 60-minute workout.

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