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From managing your prescriptions to ways you can reduce your cancer risk, get our expert, need-to-know health advice.

What to Do When You Can't Afford Your Emergency Room Bill

By Shaunna Privratsky, The Dollar Stretcher | Health

Here's how to negotiate and get help to lower your ER bill.

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What's Causing Your Back Pain and What to Do About It

By Rita Rubin, Next Avenue | Health

The reason for your back pain may not be what you think

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The Best Big and Small Cities for Successful Aging

By Richard Eisenberg, Next Avenue | Health

Why the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging chose them

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People Who Drink More Coffee May Live Longer

By Richard Harris, Next Avenue | Health

Lower inflammation may be the key to this additional 'perk' from our favorite bean

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5 Lies to Never Tell Your Doctor

By Jessica Dysart | Health

Some little fibs may not seem like a big deal, but lying to your doctor can be hazardous to your health.

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7 Amazing Medical Breakthroughs for 2017

By Kristen Sturt | Health

Leukemia therapies, augmented reality, and advancements in Alzheimer's treatments are leading the charge for the future of health care.

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7 Medicine Cabinet Essentials (and a Few Things You Don't Need, Too)

By Kristen Sturt | Health

Over 50? Make sure you have these over-the-counter drugs and medical equipment at the ready.

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7 Foot Problems That Can Be Serious

By Jessica Dysart | Health

These seemingly harmless conditions can signal real health issues.

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5 Over-the-Counter Meds You Might Be Using Wrong

By Kristen Sturt | Health

From acetaminophen to nighttime cough and cold medicine, misusing these common OTC meds can cause serious problems.

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Expired Medicine: Is it Safe?

By Kristen Sturt | Health

Get the lowdown on taking drugs after the expiration date, plus how to dispose of medications so they don't hurt kids, pets, or the environment.

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