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Latest by Amy Hendel, P.A.

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Risk Factors

Risk for Leukemia Genetic But Not Hereditary

Leukemia is considered a gene-related disease, but usually is not hereditary—meaning, it can’t be inherited from parent to child.

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Diagnosis

Leukemia Comes in a Dizzying Variety of Types

Understanding more about the type of leukemia you have can help you make treatment decisions and get a clearer sense of your prognosis.

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Diagnosis

Is Relative Fat Mass Better Than BMI?

Is RFM a better indicator of body fat than the classic BMI assessment? Researchers think it may be more reliable, and much simpler to use.

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Diagnosis

Have Breast Cancer? Loved Ones Can Help

This study finds that friends and family can have a positive impact on your breast cancer treatment decisions and help you work through your emotions.

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Medication

Read This Before Quitting Your Diabetes Meds

Most patients with type 2 diabetes stop taking their medications within a year. Learn why this is risky, and ways you can reduce your need for them safely.

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Treatment

Why Do Women of Color Get Less Chemo?

New research suggests that non-white women are less likely to complete the full-term course of chemotherapy to treat their breast cancer. Why does this happen?

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Diagnosis

Can Your Diabetes Diagnosis Help Others?

If one family member gets a diabetes diagnosis, it can lead to healthier lifestyle choices for your whole family, according to this study.

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Weight

A 12-Month Plan For Weight Loss

If you're have a hard time losing weight, maybe you’re trying to change too many habits at the same time. Follow this 12-month approach to reach your goals.

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Healthy Aging

How Judy Won the War on Weight

Losing weight after menopause and keeping it off long-term was a challenge for Judy. Learn how a close friend helped her finally achieve her goals.

Eat fresh vegetables instead of trigger foods during the holidays.
Managing Flares

Say No to Trigger Foods During the Holidays

If you often find yourself overeating during the holidays, follow these strategies to help you say no to trigger foods, and stop a binge before it starts.