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The Surprising Reason to Marry an Optimist

Aside from the obvious (who doesn’t want to do life with a mostly positive person?), a happy partner may reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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When One of Your Kids Has ADHD and Your Others Don’t

ADHD affects the whole family. Here’s how to talk about it with your kids and how to help everyone form closer, happier relationships.

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'I'm a Dermatologist, and I Have Psoriasis'

From managing flares (and emotions) to finding the right treatments, these skin docs know what it’s like to live with psoriasis.

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Can You Feed Your Family on $25 Per Day?

Even with careful meal planning, serving healthy meals to a family of four costs about $25 a day, which for many low-income U.S. families is not affordable.

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Breaking the News of Hereditary Cancer Risk

Learning you have a high cancer risk gene mutation is hard enough. Here's how to tell your family they might be at risk too.

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Teens Have (Almost) No Clue How to Find Reliable Websites

It starts with fear of embarrassment. But it doesn’t stop there.

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The BRAF Gene Mutation and You

Here's what you should know about this risk factor for melanoma and whether it can affect future generations.

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7 Ways Loved Ones Can Reduce Lung Cancer Risk

If you have lung cancer and you're worried others in your family might get it too, here are 7 helpful prevention tips to share with your loved ones.

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Deadly Staph Infections Linked to the Opioid Epidemic

Rising rates of staph infections may be due in part to the huge increase in the number of people who are addicted to opioids and other drugs, says the CDC.

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How to Create Greater Thyroid Awareness

In today’s socially technological world, tyhroid disease awareness is as easy as ‘sharing’ information with family and friends.