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Is Your Aging Parent on Too Many Meds?

The older people get, the more prescriptions they take to stay healthy. That's not always a good thing. Find out how to keep your loved ones safe.

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Is Frequent Blood Sugar Testing a Waste of Time?

Despite the findings of a new study, doctors and patients say daily glucose monitoring can help certain people with type 2 diabetes. Find out if it could be right for you.

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Do You Really Have Type 2 Diabetes?

You're doing everything right and your type 2 diabetes treatment *still* isn’t working. If you don't actually have the condition, you could face serious complications.

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Is It Time For New Treatment?

If you’re unhappy with the condition of your skin or joints with psoriasis or psoriatic athritis, don’t settle. You owe it to yourself to talk with your doctor about changing treatments. Here, experts offer tips on how to start that conversation.

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Why Everyone with Psoriatic Disease Needs a Primary Care Provider

What does your primary care provider have to do with managing your psoriatic disease? A lot. Two specialists give their top tips for working with your PCP so you can live your healthiest life.

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Do I Need a Specialist for My Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Why your primary care doctor isn’t the best person to handle your treatment

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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.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend a reception to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the investiture of the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace on March 5, 2019 in London, England.

Meghan Markle's Pregnancy Has Life-Saving Lessons for Women With Chronic Illness

Pregnant with a chronic disease? Not advocating for your health care can have devastating consequences — and your doc can often make the situation worse.

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Bad News: Your Docs May Not Be Washing Their Hands Correctly

Hand hygiene is key, especially in hospitals where health care-related infections can be fatal. Yet new research finds that health care workers may not be doing everything they can to protect us.

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Endometrial Cancer: Your Health Care Team

If you or someone you love has this type of uterine cancer, learn which types of health care professionals may be part of their care team.