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Obsessively washing hands could be sign of OCD
Symptoms

9 Common Obsessions Associated with OCD

Hand washing, repeatedly checking on things, excessive organization, and ruminating about relationships are among the hallmarks of obsessive compulsive disorder. Learn about even more and what to do.

dreary winter day
Risk Factors

ADHD and SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

The factors that put people with ADHD more at risk for SAD, and the different treatment options available.

Woman comforting a senior with acute stressed disorder.

Acute Stress Disorder in the Elderly

Acute stress disorder (ASD) occurs after a traumatic event of some kind. Learn how to identify and treat ASD in the elderly.

A circle of hands holding out lung cancer awareness ribbons.
Living With

Lung Cancer Stigma: Fighting the Blame Game

Don't get drawn into the blame game of believing you deserve lung cancer because you were a smoker. No one deserves cancer, and you can fight the stigma.

Feet of woman sitting on a bed near a window.
Symptoms

Depressed After Sex? You’re Not Alone

Does sex leave you feeling sad, anxious, or irritable? You may be experiencing postcoital dysphoria.

Woman discussing treatment options for uterine cancer with her doctor.
Symptoms

10 Important Facts About Uterine Cancer

Uterine cancer is one of the most common gynecological cancers. Learn about your risk factors, symptoms, and tips for lowering your risk of uterine cancer.

Skin Cancer: The Stigma of "It's Your Fault"

There are some diseases, such as skin cancer, where the patient is blamed for their own disease, at least partially. When you disclose your diagnosis, friends and relatives might look at you with sympathy, but wonder how much your own behavior contri...

Woman sunbathing at the beach.
Summer

Could Tanning Be Addictive?

Research shows that tanning might be more than for vanity – it could be an addictive behavior.

Living With

Care for Your Mental Health with Melanoma

Around 30 percent of people with melanoma say they experience anxiety or depression. Here's how to make mental health a priority.

Woman applying mosquito repellent because she is planning to get pregnant.
Prevention

6 Things to Know About Zika Virus During Pregnancy

Are you currently pregnant or planning to conceive? Take these precautions to help prevent getting Zika.