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Maria Milazzo, Ph.D., PNP-C

Blazing a New Path for Kids with MS

Nurse practitioner Maria Milazzo has spent her life caring for children with pediatric multiple sclerosis, a condition that's only beginning to be understood. But from where she stands? The future is bright.

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Esophageal Cancer: What It Is, How to Treat It

This cancer is relatively rare in the U.S., but four times more common in men than in women. Learn the risk factors.

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13 Pointers for a New RA Diagnosis

Just got the news? These tips may help you adjust to life with rheumatoid arthritis more easily.

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Your Complete Guide to AMD Testing

Doctors have access to a whole range of tests that help diagnose and monitor age-related macular degeneration. We've got the lowdown on what you can expect.

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Letter to Someone Recently Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder

The diagnosis of bipolar disorder can be terrifying. Charita Cole Brown pens a consoling letter to the newly diagnosed that there is hope and adventure with bipolar disorder.

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Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT): How It Saved My Life But Destroyed My Memory

Is ECT barbaric or life-saving? One woman explains how electroconvulsive therapy saved her life but left her with substantial memory loss.

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Your Beyond-the-Basics Guide to Endometrial Cancer Staging

After a cancer diagnosis, one of the first things you want to know is how far the disease has progressed. This how your doctors figure it out.

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A New Way to Detect Breast Cancer Early

Researchers have discovered a blood test with the potential to someday diagnose breast cancer years before any symptoms.

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What Is Thyroid Eye Disease?

Better known as Graves’ eye disease, this disease affects up to half of all people living with Graves’ disease.

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9 Top Qs About Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Just diagnosed with HS? You're probably relieved and confused all at once. There's a name for your condition…but what is it exactly? We've got the answers you're looking for.