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Over 40? These Problems can sneak up on You

1/16 Outsmart Your Age More than 9 in 10 older adults have some type of chronic disease, and almost 8 in 10 have more than one. So chances are, you’ll have one sooner or later. But there are things you can do to live a healthier life. 2/16 High Blood Pressure As you age, your blood …

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Living as a Basal or Squamous Cell Skin Cancer Survivor

Completing treatment is stressful and exciting. Though you may feel relieved, it’s hard not to worry about basal or squamous cell skin cancer coming back. For most people with basal or squamous cell skin cancers, treatment will remove or destroy the cancer. Completing treatment can be both stressful and exciting. You may be relieved to finish treatment, …

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Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancer Risk Factors

Scientists have found risk factors linked to a higher risk of basal or squamous cell skin cancer. Learn about these risk factors here. A risk factor is anything that affects your chance of getting a disease such as cancer. Different cancers have different risk factors. Some risk factors, like smoking and excess sun exposure, can …

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Longevity Secrets of Super Agers - Life at 90 and Beyond

Longevity Secrets of Super Agers – Life at 90 and Beyond

WebMD looks at characteristics that healthy 90 and 100-year-olds have in common. Super-Agers: Life at 90 and Beyond How can you attain a long, robust life? Researchers are studying the habits of 90-year-olds for clues. Will you dance at your great-grandchild’s wedding? Most of us won’t be healthy enough to cut a rug into our …

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Can You Cut Your Risk of Cancer?

About a third of all cases of cancer can be prevented. Find out how to lower your chances of getting it. Lower Your Risk of Cancer It’s the world’s leading cause of death, but about 1 in 3 cases can be prevented, according to the World Health Organization. There’s no magic pill to keep you …

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Long Life in Pictures: Tips on Sleep, Diet, and More

Friends are a surprisingly strong influence on how long you live — for better or worse. WebMD’s slideshow explains this and other secrets of longevity. Protect Your DNA As you age, the ends of your chromosomes become shorter. This makes you more likely to get sick. But lifestyle changes can boost an enzyme that makes …

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10 Changes You Can Make Today to Help Cut Your Cancer Risk

According to the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), one third of the most common cancers could be prevented by making lifestyle changes. And a 2008 review published in Pharmaceutical Research estimates 90 to 95 percent of ALL cancer diagnoses have roots in diet and lifestyle factors. Bottom line: There are many variables within your …

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