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Joint protection for people with hand arthritis

Joint protection — photos showing joint protection techniques to avoid hand arthritis pain.

Sleeping positions that reduce back pain

Avoid aggravating back pain while you sleep. Get comfortable using good sleeping positions.

Pregnancy exercises

Learn exercises that can improve your core strength and muscle tone during pregnancy.

Tips for choosing and using canes

A cane can improve balance and mobility. Learn about the choices that are available and how to use a cane correctly.

How to take your temperature

Learn how to get an accurate temperature reading at home, using common types of thermometers.

How to measure your respiratory rate

Learn how to accurately measure your breathing rate, which is also known as your respiratory rate.

How to take your pulse

Learn two ways to take an accurate pulse, or heart rate.

Don't get tricked by these 3 heart-health myths

The food you eat can play a major role in your risk of heart disease. Here's what you need to know to avoid popular misconceptions.

10,000 steps a day: Too low? Too high?

Work up to a goal of walking 10,000 steps each day, depending on your starting fitness level, for numerous health benefits.

Planning to travel with atrial fibrillation?

Extra preparation before a trip can keep your plans — and heart — running smoothly if you have an irregular heartbeat. Get expert recommendations for your pre-travel checklist.

Paleo diet: What is it and why is it so popular?

Is a diet based on what early humans might have eaten right for modern humans?

Rheumatoid arthritis: Is exercise important?

Which types of exercises are best for people who have rheumatoid arthritis? Which should be avoided?

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