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The Big 3: These Are the Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Health Conditions

Errors in diagnosis are all too common—that’s why it's important to learn how to advocate for yourself in the doctor’s office. Here’s what you need to know.

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Genes and Longevity: How Long Is Your 'Healthspan' Destined to Be?

As the global population ages, researchers conducted a study to get a better understanding of the biology behind aging and healthspan, healthy life expectancy.

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Home DNA Tests and Privacy: A Primer

Remember: Reputable companies will ask permission before they share your information with others.

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Living With ALS: One Man's Journey

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

Cathy Kramer and her sister. “She always finds the beauty in me!”

Finding Beauty in Living With Chronic Illness

Cathy Kramer writes about her journey with rheumatoid arthritis, and how she found beauty in sharing her story with others.

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Managing Chronic Pain As You Age

Chronic pain and illness affects millions of people as they get older. Here's how you can be proactive about your health as you age.

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Medical Care on a Cruise: What to Know

A former cruise ship doctor explains what you can expect if you need medical care on the ocean.