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Can You Have Both Graves' AND Hashimoto's?

This is a common question about two separate yet similar autoimmune thyroid diseases. The truth is: You can have both, and at the same time.

Do The Side Effects Of Methotrexate Ever Go Away?

Experts weigh in on the side effects of methotrexate, how long they can take to subside, and how to prevent them.

What to do When Your Asthma Medication is Discontinued

I took many asthma medications as a child that are no longer offered. Should I be concerned as to why they’re no longer offered? What could any long-term side effects be?

Can RA Go Into Remission or Disappear?

When an RA factor comes back positive, and then years later comes back negative – does that mean you’re in remission? We had a senior staff rheumatologist from Henry Ford Health Systems weigh in.

Which Cold Remedies Can I Use While on Methotrexate?

While immunosuppressants like Methotrexate and biologics are helping to suppress your RA, your body becomes vulnerable to colds, and then you’re limited on what to take because of how medicine affects immunosuppressants. What’s a person with a cold (...

What to Do When You Miss a Birth Control Pill

Missed a pill or two? Don’t panic — here’s what to do to get back on track and stay protected against pregnancy.

What Fruits Can a Person with Type 2 Diabetes Eat?

Ask HealthCentral answers your questions.

Are Nutritional Supplements (like Boost® and Ensure®) Good For You?

Consuming nutritional supplements can be great if you aren’t getting enough calories, protein, vitamins, etc. — but too much can also put a person at risk for malnutrition.

Can Teens Get Breast Cancer?

Should young women be concerned about breast cancer? What about after breast reduction surgery? Our expert answers.

Elevated CEA Levels After Breast Cancer: Should You Worry?

Allen’s wife is a seven-year survivor of breast cancer. Now, he asks, should he be concerned about her high CEA reading?