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Why Are Women More Likely to Get Alzheimer's Disease than Men?

While it's true that Alzheimer's disease doesn't discriminate, it's also a fact that the disease affects women much more than men. According to the Alzheimer's Association, women over the age of 65 have a one-in-six chance of developing memory loss, compared to a one-in-11 chance for men of the same age. Why is it that women have a greater risk of developing the disease than men? Researchers are still looking for the answer. But here are some clues:

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Back to the Office Anxiety? Here are Ways to Keep Your Fears in Check

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people work. Many workers have continued to go into their workplaces throughout the pandemic, adopting new health and safety measures. Others have found ways to work from home and may not have seen their coworkers or customers in person for many months. As the number of people who are vaccinated grows and the incidence of COVID-19 in the community drops, many workplaces that have been closed or operating with limited staff will reopen.

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For Women: Which Screening Tests Do You Need?

From mammograms to cholesterol tests, the appropriate screenings for women couldn’t be more crucial. Screening tests can catch an illness before you see signs, which will allow for treatment to start early when it matters most. Your lifestyle, health record and family history help determine what tests you need. Only you and your doctor know what’s best for you.

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How Effective is Your Control of Asthma?

Asthma is a common chronic lung disease that can make it difficult to breathe. Although there is no cure for asthma, those with the condition can live healthy, active lives if their asthma is under control.

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How to Help a Child Who is Overweight

Baby fat is something children are supposed to outgrow, not grow into. Obesity is a critical and growing health problem in the U.S., and it starts at a young age. One in every six children and teenagers is obese (18.5 percent). That’s more than three times the rate found in the early 1970s.

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Keeping Bay Area Pollen Season at Bay

Are your seasonal allergies getting worse? You’re not alone.

If it feels like your allergy-induced runny nose and red-rimmed eyes are getting worse each year — and lasting longer — you're not imagining things.

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Food Facts and Myths

Some common questions, and surprising answers, about nutrition

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Essential Eye Care for Diabetes

Most people who have diabetes suffer nothing more than minor eye disorders related to the disease. However, they do have a higher risk for blindness than other people, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

If you have diabetes, you can take steps to reduce your risk for vision loss or blindness. Diabetes can cause the following eye disorders:

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A Woman's Guide to Beating Heart Disease

Surveys show fewer than one in 10 women perceive heart disease as their greatest health threat. But it's the nation's number one killer, and women are its prime target.

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Managing Borderline Hypertension Without Drugs

Even if your blood pressure is normal or high-normal, you're still at increased risk for hypertension (high blood pressure), the condition in which your heart works too hard and the resulting forceful blood flow harms arteries.

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