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Keep Your Skin and Nails Healthy During Cancer Therapy

Treatments for metastatic breast cancer can harm healthy tissue. Here's advice to ease those sometimes painful side effects.

By Kathleen Hall, MBA

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.

By Stephanie Stephens

A Martian With Ankylosing Spondylitis

Find out how this scientist roams Mars while also living with ankylosing spondylitis in our compelling interview with Dr. Tanya N. Harrison, Ph.D.

By Charis Hill

Catching Your Breath With Lung Cancer

A common side effect of lung cancer is shortness of breath, which can be uncomfortable and even frightening. Here are some ways to manage the challenge.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Is it PCOS, or Hypothyroidism — Or Both?

One of the most common signs of PCOS — ovarian cysts — are also frequently seen in women with hypothyroidism. If you have ovarian cysts and your doctor suspects that you have PCOS, make sure that he or she evaluates your thyroid before diagnosing you with or treating you for PCOS.

By Mary Shomon

Does Your Weight Affect Your Risk of Flu Complications?

People who are significantly underweight and those who are morbidly obese are at increased risk for serious complications and hospitalization from the flu.

By Diane Domina

Young Adults Getting Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney used to be rare among young adults, but in recent years, the probability of death from chronic kidney disease has gone up almost 26.8 percent.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Hypoglycemia: 10 Signs of Low Blood Sugar

If you live with diabetes, you should know these signs of low blood sugar so you can catch it early to prevent dangerous complications.

By Mary Shomon

Childhood Abuse Ups Bariatric Surgery Risk

Bariatric surgery complications may be more common for obese people who have experienced childhood physical or sexual abuse, according to this study.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

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.

By Eileen Bailey