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Risk Factors

The Link Between Herpes and Alzheimer’s: What You Should Know

Alzheimer's and the herpes virus may seem like unlikely partners, but they may have more in common than scientists once thought.

James Rutland and Dunkin.
Alternative Treatment

Service Dogs to the Rescue: Vets, Canines, and PTSD

Veteran James Rutland credits his four-legged friend for helping him return to health. Read about the science behind service dogs helping to treat PTSD.

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Prevention

11 Important Facts About Cervical Cancer

Learn about cervical cancer risk factors, treatments, HPV, and more in this slideshow, straight from an experienced gynecologic oncologist.

Human heart anatomy, model of a heart.
Complications

No 'Fibs': Current Evidence About Atrial Fibrillation

Learn about atrial fibrillation risk factors and causes. Find out what research shows about the connection between depression and afib.

Angelina Jolie
Family Health History

Angelina Jolie's Effect on Breast Cancer

When Angelina Jolie spoke up about her preventive double mastectomy and BRCA1, she raised more awareness in one day that some organizations do in 10 years.

Woman stressed out by a heavy workload.

Your Stressful Job Raises Your A-fib Risk

A Swedish study reports that job strain is associated with an almost 50 percent increased risk of a-fib.

Doctor checking a toddler's ears.

Smoking Exposure May Cause Toddler's Hearing Impairment

Research from Japan shows that exposure to tobacco smoke both prenatally and postnatally may raise the risk of hearing problems in children.

Gardeners working with plants outdoors.

Outdoor Professions Carry Different Risks for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Solar ultraviolet radiation is now recognized as an occupational disease common to outdoor workers in a number of countries.

Yoga class.

Sleep Health and Yoga Team Up for Better Sleep in Low-Income Communities

New research says that delivering sleep health education and yoga interventions in low-income communities improved both sleep quality and daytime functioning.

Nancy davis speaking at MS event.
Five Questions

Meet Multiple Sclerosis Activist Nancy Davis

Nancy Davis shares her experience with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis and what inspired her to start Center Without Walls.