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Why Sitting Too Much Is Not Good for You

The average adult sits for nearly eight hours a day. Here’s why that’s harmful to your health, and what you can do about it.

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What Happens if You Ignore Hearing Loss?

Research shows that untreated hearing loss has troubling consequences that go far beyond simply misunderstanding what someone says.

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Why Are My Knees So Noisy?

Those pops and clicks you hear coming from your knees may be the sound of arthritis beginning to take hold. Here’s what you should know.

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4 Simple Ways to Avoid Overuse Injuries

Tendinitis and stress fractures are common among people who do the same exercise repeatedly or often. Here’s how you can help prevent them.

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List of Drugs Older Adults Should Avoid

Ten types of medications should be avoided by older adults. Ten types of medications should be avoided by older adults. If you’re taking any of the following drugs, ask your doctor whether there are safer alternatives.

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Do NSAID Creams Help Arthritis Pain?

Medicine that you can apply to your skin may have as strong a pain-relieving effect as those of oral drugs and may be safer.

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Can Exercise Cut Your Risk of Dementia?

Regular exercise can strengthen the brain and may cut your risk of dementia down the road. Here’s what a recent study found.

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Ear Wax Removal Tips

Impacted ear wax is a significant cause of acute, temporary hearing loss. Here are safe ways to remove it.

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Fixes for Fecal Incontinence

Several options exist for managing this embarrassing, and sometimes debilitating, condition.

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Does Your Doctor's Gender Matter?

Your doctor’s gender may determine the type of care you receive during a hospital stay. Here’s what to know.