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Aging makes hypertension more likely. Reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. Know how to take your pressure properly.  >
Personal sound amplification is likely to become available the way reading glasses are -- without prescription and at low-cost.  >
Air pollution is down, but fine particles remain a major health threat. >
Hypertension is a painless condition, until a heart attack or stroke strikes. If you have high blood pressure it's important to keep it under control, but many don't. Changing habits like smoking, overeating and sedentary behavior, helps; so does medication. But you have to take it as it is prescribed. Many don't, whether for reasons of cost or the desire to deny the seriousness of their condition. Three doctors address the issues involved. >

My 18 month-old son didn't breathe at birth and has severe brain damage and long seizures. He gets all nutrition through a g-tube. Is it ethical to stop his g-tube feeds? More >

Creative people have developed habits that nurture their talents. You can use them, too.  More >

When people over 40 start bicycling — even a little — a variety of heart-protective measures improve.  >

Did you change your health insurer this year?
A. Yes, I needed better coverage
B. Yes, it had become too expensive
C. Yes, I changed my employer
D. No
E. Not sure
A physical therapist shows how poor body alignment is behind most injury and teaches you the safe way to do many daily tasks. More >

How often should you get your blood pressure checked?
A. Once a month.
B. Once a year.
C. It depends on your last blood pressure measurement.

Parkinson's patients are nearly four times likelier to have a melanoma. Having a melanoma also raises the risk of Parkinson's. >
Artificial sweeteners are not a free ride. They tend to make people crave sweets, leading to weight gain and worse. >
When it comes to staying sharp, video games appear to work just as well as brain training. >
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