Candy Sagon

Candy Sagon writes about health topics for AARP. She previously was a reporter with the Washington Post and has written numerous articles on food, health and nutrition for national magazines.
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What makes someone creepy? Unbelievably, science has never asked this question — until now.
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And the winner — or maybe we should say, loser — this year is ... strawberries.
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Many Americans take a daily low-dose aspirin to protect against heart disease and stroke, but for the first time a federal advisory panel says taking it can also protect adults in their 50s and 60s against colon cancer.
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When you’re in your 20s and just starting out, money and fame may seem the key to a happy life. But as you age, that viewpoint changes considerably. The real secret, according to a Harvard study that’s been going on since the 1930s, has nothing to do with your bank account or your career.
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The popularity of yoga continues to grow, not only in the sheer numbers of people doing it, but also among older adults and men, according to a new national survey.
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| The recent death from colon cancer of Cornell University president Elizabeth Garrett, just eight months after she became the first woman to hold the post, is a tragic reminder of the country’s second most deadly cancer.
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In English | El veredicto de unos $72 millones de un jurado contra Johnson & Johnson, por no haberles advertido a los consumidores acerca del posible riesgo de cáncer que presenta el talco en el polvo de talco de baño y para bebés ha planteado preguntas sobre la seguridad del uso de estos productos, especialmente como parte de la higiene femenina.
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One minute you’re fine, the next minute everything is spinning. It happened recently to a coworker who woke up one morning and found that any little movement sent the room spinning and her stomach lurching. She couldn’t even get out of bed.
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Thanks to drug manufacturer price hikes, the average cost for a year's supply of a prescription drug has jumped to more than $11,000, or about 75 percent of the average annual Social Security retirement benefit and half the median income of someone on Medicare.
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En español | A $72 million jury verdict against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn consumers of a potential cancer risk from talc in baby and bath powder has raised questions about the safety of using these items, especially for feminine hygiene.
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