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Cheat Sheet: The Eye Tests You'll Take for Diabetic Macular Edema

So, your doc suspects you may be experiencing some diabetes-related vision issues like macular edema. Step one is to get tested. Here's what you can expect.

By Michelle Konstantinovsky
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The Crohn’s Complication You Need to Know About: Short Bowel Syndrome

Between 10,000 and 20,000 Americans are living with short bowel syndrome. Here's what you should know.

By Lisa Fields
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5 Ways to Recover After a Stroke

Stroke rehabilitation begins almost immediately after being admitted to the hospital and often continues for at least one to two months afterward. The primary goal is to prevent stroke complications, such as stiffening of the limbs and deep vein thro...

By Rafael H. Llinas, M.D.
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How Stroke Affects the Brain

The potential for recovery depends on which portions of the brain were damaged by the stroke. Here’s what you need to know.

By HealthAfter50
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Anatomy of a Heart Attack

A heart attack happens when the body's most important muscular organ is starved of oxygen. Learn how the body responds and why it's so vital to get help fast.

By Matt McMillen
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Sleep Better Tonight: The MS Guide to Dreamland

From leg spasms to anxiety, catching your zzz’s with multiple sclerosis may seem impossible. Here’s how to get the rest you need so you can keep doing all the stuff you love to do.

By Michelle Konstantinovsky
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Will Your Psoriasis Turn Into Psoriatic Arthritis?

Skin lesions and joint pain may sound like odd bedfellows, but the conditions are connected. We asked the experts to explain.

By Alison Gwinn
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The Sneaky Conditions That Can Harm Your Kidneys

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is often connected to diabetes and high blood pressure. Learn how to control all three to protect your health.

By Sonya Collins
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Your Liver on Hepatitis C

Here’s how this infection impacts your liver, from the moment you get it until after you’re treated.

By Erin L. Boyle
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11 Eczema Myths That Can Hurt Your Skin

These untruths have dermatologists scratching their heads. Learn the real deal, improve your skin.

By Krista Bennett DeMaio