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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.

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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.

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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.

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8 Facts You Need to Know About Biofilms and HS

Dealing with the painful skin condition is tough, but slick layers of bacteria known as biofilms can make it even tougher. Here's what scientists are discovering about the interaction between the two.

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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.

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The GI-Eye Connection

If you’ve had Crohn’s disease for a while and it’s been you-don’t-even-know-how-long since you had an eye exam, read this report to see if it might be time.

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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.

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Let's Talk About Hepatitis C

Read on as our experts help us zero in on hepatitis C causes, symptoms, treatments and lots of other facts and tips that can make life with hep C a lot easier.

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11 Ways to Survive a Heart Attack

If you had a heart attack, would you know what to do? These heart-smart tips just might save you.

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The Super-Common Causes and Triggers of Epileptic Seizures

Epilepsy is a disorder with many possible causes. Anything that disturbs the normal pattern of neuron activity–from illness to brain damage to abnormal brain development–can lead to seizures.