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Buteyko Breathing for Asthma: Help or Hype?
The Buteyko breathing method is gaining traction as a natural treatment for asthma. Some fans of the method claim that it can reduce asthma symptoms by teaching people a more efficient pattern of breathing.

Arthritis Affects More—and Younger—Adults than Previously Thought
You may think of stiff, swollen, achy joints as a problem that only affects older adults. In reality, about one-third of arthritis sufferers are men and women ages 18 to 64.

Help Older Drivers Stay Safe on the Road
Being able to drive helps older adults maintain their sense of independence. But you may worry about your loved one every time he or she gets behind the wheel. Did you know you can make small changes to an older person’s car that can enhance his or her safety?

Many People Still Misusing Antibiotics
Health experts have long been urging patients to take antibiotics only as directed. But many people don’t seem to have gotten the message.

Tai Chi May Work Well for Knee Arthritis
Knee pain and stiffness are common when you have osteoarthritis of the knee. Physical therapy and medicines can help ease those symptoms—as can the martial art tai chi.

Knee Arthritis Not Helped by Vitamin D
Vitamin D is important for good bone health. But it doesn’t help relieve pain or slow down osteoarthritis of the knee, a recent study says.
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