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Living With

Osteoporosis-Friendly Exercises to Try

Exercise can help you maintain and build bone strength when you’re living with osteoporosis. Here’s how to build a safe routine that works for you.

Dionna Koval.
Living With

Moving Forward with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Get tips for facing the future with metastatic breast cancer, including self-compassion, education, advocacy, and connecting with your support network.

Woman with cancer smiling.
Lifestyle

How Well Are You Managing Life With Metastatic Breast Cancer?

Take this test to learn about areas in your life — like nutrition, stress and side-effect management, and more — where you may need extra support.

John and Tina
Caregiving

Living With ALS: One Man's Journey

HealthCentral speaks with an ALS patient about living with the condition — and the hope for a cure.

Ellen Pompeo in Grey's Anatomy
Doctor & Patient

How Medically Accurate is Your Favorite Hospital Show?

From “Grey’s” to “Scrubs,” learn about how closely your favorite doctor TV shows mimic real-life medicine.

Natural Cycles birth control app next to a pregnancy test.
Technology

Can This App Replace Your Birth Control Method?

You’ve heard of apps that can track your period. But what about an app that you can use as birth control?

Intrauterine device in a person's hand.
Prevention

Tips for Picking an IUD

How do you know which IUD will work best for you? Here’s a look at the pros and cons of all five options.

Amorous couple on bed
Living With

10 Myths About Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is quite common, but a great deal of stigma still exists surrounding the virus. Know the facts from the falsehoods.

A bottle of prescription pills spilled out in front of a glass of bourbon.
Healthy Conversations

Why Is Mixing Drugs So Dangerous?

Mixing drugs without a doctor’s approval is never a good idea. Yes, that includes alcohol. Here’s why.

Michael Becker and his wife, Lorie.
Prevention

Man With Stage 4 Cancer Urges HPV Vaccination

Michael Becker always wanted to write a memoir. When he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, sharing his story suddenly took on even greater meaning.