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5 Reasons to See Your Rheumatologist

It’s easy to avoid going to your rheumatologist when you're rheumatoid arthritis feels OK, but here are 5 reasons you should go anyway.

By Emil DeAndreis

Advanced Stage Melanoma: Navigating Information Overload

How you can be smart, organized, and assertive about seeking the best treatment for your metastatic melanoma.

By Stephanie Stephens

Sexual Health: How to Be Your Own Advocate

Visiting your doctor for a sexual health issue can be daunting. These tips can help you feel more confident and get the care you need.

By Emily Depasse

13 Common Thyroid Disease Myths

Learn the truth behind 13 of the most common myths and misconceptions about thyroid disease.

By Mary Shomon

Are Your Diabetes Medications Working?

Learn the symptoms and markers of a successful treatment plan — and how yours stacks up.

By Ginger Vieira

Let Patients Help: Q&A With "e-Patient Dave"

HealthCentral talks to "e-Patient Dave," an advocate who empowers people with medical conditions to become active in their healthcare.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

How Medically Accurate is Your Favorite Hospital Show?

From “Grey’s” to “Scrubs,” learn about how closely your favorite doctor TV shows mimic real-life medicine.

By Lara DeSanto

How to Cope With CPAP Machine Frustration

Struggling with your CPAP machine? Do not give up! Talk to your doctor about your concerns.

By Martin Reed

ADHD: Build a Better Relationship With Your Doctor

A 2014 study found that a good doctor-patient relationship improved health outcomes.

By Eileen Bailey

9 Signs You've Got a Great Dermatologist

When you live with chronic hives, it's important to find the right dermatologist. Here's how to tell if yours is right for you.

By Eileen Bailey