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Slow Down

Take Steps to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common type of dementia. It slowly kills brain cells and is the fifth-leading cause of death for Americans age 65 and older. But contrary to popular belief, steps can be taken to slow it down. &nbs
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Most smokers know that smoking causes breathing problems and lung cancer, but they may not be aware of the other health problems it can cause. (Photo: gunnerl/Getty Images)

Health Risks

Smoking Risks Are More Than Lung Cancer Doctors ask patients about smoking habits for the same reason they check weight, blood pressure, breathing and heart beat during a visit. The answers – much like the results of the other checks – provide information that offers clues to
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One in 30 children suffer from high blood pressure. (Photo: Wavebreakmedia/iStock)

Kids’ Health

Blood Pressure Screening in Children High blood pressure is often thought of as a grown-up problem, but nearly 1 in 30 children suffer from the condition. Unfortunately, many of those pediatric cases go undetected. New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
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