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How to Manage Your Child’s Asthma—and What to Do in an Emergency

After the news that a Broadway actress died from an asthma attack at the age of 13, it’s time for a refresher on how to keep your child with asthma safe.

By Lara DeSanto
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More Proof: E-Cigarettes Are Not Healthy

The flavorings in e-cigs might be enticing, but new research suggests they can cause significant damage to blood vessels. Here’s what you need to know about vaping—and how to quit all cigarettes for good.

By Lara DeSanto
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Can These Common Meds Give You Dementia?

Check your medicine cabinets—a new study found that anticholinergic drugs may make you more likely to develop dementia down the line.

By Lara DeSanto
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Working It! How Exercise Helps Fight Heart Failure

While heart failure patients used to be told to prioritize rest, now experts say physical activity is vital—here’s what you need to know to get started.

By Lara DeSanto
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The Crohn’s Complication You Need to Know About: Short Bowel Syndrome

Between 10,000 and 20,000 Americans are living with short bowel syndrome. Here's what you should know.

By Lisa Fields
Children in a classroom.

Classroom Interventions for Kids with Anxiety Disorders

Although anxiety does not necessarily impact a child’s academic abilities, it can affect their ability to learn. Parents and teachers can work together to help a child succeed in the classroom.

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How to Get Breast Cancer Screening and Treatment on a Budget

If you find a lump in your breast and don't have insurance, you might be eligible for breast cancer screening and treatment through this government program.

By PJ Hamel
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The Complex Relationship Between Periodontal Disease and RA

If you have rheumatoid arthritis, you may also experience dental problems. Here's what you should know about the connection.

By Lisa Emrich
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Chronic Hives: How to Avoid Heat-Related Flares

If you get itchy, burning heat hives when the weather warms up, try these tips for keeping your skin cool.

By Eileen Bailey
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Why Is There No Screening for HPV-Related Throat Cancer?

More and more men are being diagnosed with HPV-related cancers of the throat. So why aren’t they routinely screened for the virus?

By Lara DeSanto