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Virtual Colonoscopy Screening to Combat Colon Cancer

Colonoscopies are critical to helping prevent and screen for colon cancer. Virtual colonoscopies are a safer, less invasive, and more accessible to patients than traditional colonoscopies.

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Heartburn's Hidden Cancer Risk

GERD sufferers are more likely to develop significant health problems, including Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer — often with no idea they’re at greater risk.

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Healthy Connections

Do You Have a Healthy Number of Friends?

Discover whether your circle is large enough for your health.

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Forgiveness: Your Health Depends on It

Conflict doesn’t just weigh down the spirit; it can lead to physical health issues.

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Healthy Mind

Memory: 5 Ways to Protect Your Brain Health

A Johns Hopkins expert offers simple lifestyle tips that can benefit your brain and protect against memory problems.

How to Relieve Stress: A 5-Step Plan to Feeling Good

Stress may be a part of life, but it doesn’t have to get the best of you. Follow these everyday ways to stay calm, happy and healthy, from a Johns Hopkins expert on managing stress.

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Caregiver Resources

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The Power of a Health Care Advocate

Another set of ears can ease your health care journey. A Johns Hopkins expert takes you through the benefits of an advocate, how to choose one, and what to share with that person.

Tough (But Important) Conversations

As far as conversations with loved ones go, talking about assisted care living and other end-of-life issues may be the hardest.

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Diseases & Conditions

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Insomnia: What You Need to Know as You Age

Don't let insomnia undermine the rest of your health. Get expert medical insight on getting a good night's sleep.

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Diabetes: What You Need to Know as You Age

Learn how to prevent or live with diabetes -- plus get the latest research on the condition.

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Depression: What You Need to Know as You Age

Get the help you or a loved one needs, and get the latest expert insights on coping and preventing this mood disorder.

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Hypertension: What You Need to Know as You Age

Learn how to prevent hypertension, or to control high blood pressure if you or a loved one have it.

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Osteoporosis: What You Need to Know as You Age

Stay strong for longer with expert guidance on preserving bone health and on treatment for already weakened bones.

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Alzheimer’s Disease: What You Need to Know as You Age

Take steps to prevent Alzheimer's, the most common form of dementia, and learn how to care for those suffering from it.