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Keeping hypertension under control protects your health. So why do so many fail to do it? Part 2. >
Aging makes hypertension more likely. Reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. Know how to take your pressure properly.  >
Air pollution is down, but fine particles remain a major health threat, especially in areas with cleaner air. >
Many in the U.S. look wistfully at healthcare coverage in Canada with its less expensive drug costs and coverage for all. But even in Canada the costs of healthcare mean that the government must limit expenditures, and there that means withholding dental coverage. The result -- people going to the emergency room with tooth problems -- will be familiar to many in the States.  >

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 >

Don't be frightened by "medicalese." Often medical terms aren't as serious as they sound.  >

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.

When schools help kids understand their emotions and their relationships with others better, it produces lifelong dividends. >
Two big studies find that coffee's benefits know no racial or ethnic boundaries. Coffee drinkers live longer, period. >
Generosity -- and it doesn't take much -- makes us happier. Brain scans show how it works. >
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