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Have You Noticed? Autoimmune Diseases Are on the Rise

No, you’re not imagining it. Studies have found an uptick in chronic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis.

By Lara DeSanto
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Why Do Women Get Alzheimer’s Disease More Than Men?

Little research has focused on the fact that women are more likely to get Alzheimer’s—until now.

By Stephanie Stephens
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Is the Power Nap Over?

Don’t hit snooze just yet. New research reveals that long naps may be hurting your heart health.

By Sarah Ellis
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The Simplest Way to Support a Partner With Heart Disease

Couples with similar lifestyles have shared disease risks—so changing your habits can benefit you both.

By Sarah Ellis
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Your Top Flu Questions, Answered by Doctors

This flu season looks different than last year (with COVID-19 tagging along). Here’s how to prepare.

By Sarah Ellis
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Could Obesity Make a COVID-19 Vaccine Less Effective?

Research suggests weight may play a role in whether a coronavirus vaccine works. We asked Dr. Rodrigo Barros to explain.

By Sarah Ellis
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Is Testosterone Therapy Safe for Women?

Testosterone is often prescribed to boost a low sex drive, but the research on its long-term effects remains questionable.

By Sarah Ellis
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How Tired Is Too Tired?

Sometimes sleep eludes us all. But a new study found that some of us may be walking around with an undiagnosed chronic fatigue syndrome.

By Lara DeSanto
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Could Quarantine Make the Winter Blues Worse?

It's getting darker and colder, plus we're all cooped up inside. Here's what that means for mental health.

By Sarah Ellis
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Navigating the Holidays During COVID

Celebrations don’t have to be off-limits this year, but you’ll need to make some necessary changes.

By Sarah Ellis