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Woman getting a blood test taken at a lab.

DIY Thyroid Tests: What to Know Before You Go It Alone

Home thyroid test kits and direct-to-consumer lab services let you skip the doctor and check your hormone levels yourself. Find out when it make sense--and why you still need your M.D.

Young woman after donating blood.

Teenage Women Blood Donors May Be At Risk For Brain Issues

A new study from Johns Hopkins Medicine shows that teenage women who donate blood have an increased risk of developing iron deficiency anemia.

Woman in a hospital bed receiving good news from her doctor.

CAR T-Cells Beat Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Emily Dumler had 6 months to live after unsuccessful treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, but has been in remission for three years since receiving CAR T-cell therapy.

Lead blood test.

Childhood Lead Exposure May Impact Long-Term Mental Health

Exposure to lead in childhood may affect mental health and personality in adulthood, according to a study.

Blood test for non-hodgkin lymphoma

Symptoms of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma symptoms like fatigue, chills, and swollen glands are easy to mistake for minor ailments, but get a checkup if they persist.

Thyroid blood profile.

My TSH Says I’m Fine – Now What?

Sometimes, your TSH, and even your T3 and T4 tests don’t always give the full picture. If your tests come back “normal,” and you still feel like something is off, you may want to ask your doctor to consider these tests as well.

Breast cancer patient advocate, Nancy Cappello.

Dense Breast Advocate Nancy Cappello Dies

Nancy Cappello's advocacy for breast density notification in mammogram reports resulted in legislation in 36 American states, a move that saves lives.

Doctor holding hands with patient in support.

Symptoms of Advanced Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Acute myeloid leukemia enters the blood quickly and spreads to various areas around the body, such as bones, joints, and vital organs, within months.

Andrew Schorr.

Leukemia Patient Tips: Getting the Best Care

As a medical journalist with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, Andrew Schorr shares his tips for how leukemia patients can find the best care for themselves.

Smiling mother hugging her son who is battling leukemia.

All About Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Acute myeloid leukemia is a cancer of certain white blood cells, called myelocytes. It accounts for about one-third of all adult leukemia cases.