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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The severe birth defects in babies born to women suspected of having the Zika virus have received most of the attention about this disease in the news, but the virus also poses a risk to older adults.
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In English | Cero productos lácteos. Cero cafeína. Cero azúcar. Cero champiñones, pimientos o berenjena. Los tomates, en rara ocasión. Quizás una vez al mes. Y muchísimos vegetales verdes.
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Think of every major outbreak of foodborne illness in the past 23 years and Seattle attorney Bill Marler was involved, representing victims who were hospitalized or, in several tragic cases, died from eating tainted food.
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A woman’s heart attack is different from a man’s in just about every possible way: risk factors, symptoms, causes, treatment, outcome, rate of complications, even use of cardiac rehab.
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When proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) were first approved in the 1980s, they seemed like a safe way to help people with chronic heartburn, acid reflux and ulcers.
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En español | No dairy. No caffeine. No sugar. No mushrooms, peppers or eggplant. Tomatoes, only rarely — maybe once a month. And lots and lots of green veggies.
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Taking a daily low-dose aspirin to fend off a first heart attack or stroke may work better in people in their 50s — and maybe 60s — than in people who are older or younger, say new recommendations from top preventive medicine experts.
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In English | ¿Deberías lavar todas las frutas y verduras frescas antes de consumirlas? ¿Hasta las orgánicas? Y esa bolsa de lechuga "prelavada" del supermercado, ¿deberías lavarla también?
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En español | Should you wash all fresh fruits and veggies before eating them? Even the organic ones? And what about that bag of “prewashed” lettuce from the supermarket — should you wash that, too?
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Many of us search the Internet when we need a quick answer to a health question, and each year Google analyzes the most common health queries, both in this country and globally.
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