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Latest by Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

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Risk Factors

A Simple Way to Lower Your Cancer Risk

Improving your diet may be one of the most powerful steps you can take to protect yourself against cancer.

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Prevention

Simple Swaps to Healthy Up Your Diet

How to kick processed foods out of your life—and save your heart too.

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Lifestyle

25 Cups of Coffee a Day Is (Kind of) OK

... For your arteries, that is. We dig into new research to see what it means for the rest of your body.

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Prevention

4 Simple Steps That Could Save Your Life

Heart disease steals millions of lives each year. Yours doesn’t have to be one of them.

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Prevention

Why Yogurt Is Great for Guys

Just two servings a week may reduce your risk of colorectal cancer. Ready to dig in?

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Weight

Coffee May Help You Lose Weight

Talk about a morning perk! New research shows that coffee may jumpstart your body’s fat-burning potential.

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Living With

Melanoma: Eat These Foods to Help Prevent Recurrence

Much of cancer is out of your control, but eating right can help improve your chances of a healthy survivorship. Try these tips from dietitian Carmen Roberts.

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Complications

The Link Between UC and Anemia

People with ulcerative colitis and other forms of IBD often struggle with anemia due to blood loss. What’s the best way to treat it?

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Doctor & Patient

How to Find an Ulcerative Colitis Specialist

Looking for a gastroenterologist (GI)? Here’s how to find one who’s a perfect match for you and your needs.

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Symptoms

'Is This Normal?' When to See a Doctor With UC

When you have ulcerative colitis, you’re bound to experience a variety of unpleasant symptoms. But how do you know when something is severe enough to go to the doctor or even the ER?