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Lifestyle

Greater Life Satisfaction Is Tied to This Major Belief

If you believe in the idea of “oneness,” you’re likely to be happier, according to this new study published by the American Psychological Association. But what does that mean, exactly?

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Work

Not-So-Happy-Hour: Faking Smiles at Work Could Increase Your Risk of Heavy Drinking

If you work in service, the phrase “service with a smile” is likely familiar. But this practice could be hurting you, according to a new study.

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Risk Factors

The Surprising Risks of High Triglycerides

You probably know that high triglycerides can raise your risk of heart disease, but did you realize the condition can impact everything from your eyes to your pancreas? Learn what to watch for—and what to do to protect against complications.

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Nutrition

Hey, Chicken Lovers: It May Be Time to Cut Back

New research suggests that white meat may not be much healthier than beef after all.

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Risk Factors

A Surprising Link Between Multiple Chronic Illnesses

New research suggests that people who have inflammatory bowel disease or diabetes may have a higher risk of rheumatoid arthritis. Find out what we know about the connection so far, and what you can do to lower your odds of developing RA.

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Treatment

When Should Breast Cancer Patients Opt for Chemo?

A new genetic test may one day help women and their doctors make more confident decisions.

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Vaccines

A New Vaccine Could Treat Existing HPV and Precancer of the Cervix

The current HPV vaccine, Gardasil9, prevents cervical cancer—but a new vaccine could actually get rid of HPV and precancerous cells in people who are already affected.

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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.

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Risk Factors

The Breast Cancer Risk Women May Not Know About

While it’s well established that alcohol can up your chances of getting breast cancer, many people are still in the dark. Get the facts here.

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Tests

New Hope for Throat Cancer

There’s currently no screening test that can help identify HPV-related throat cancer early. But new research suggests we’re one step closer.