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Blood Bond: How One Woman’s Stem Cells Saved Her Brother’s Life

The donor of a life-saving stem cell transplant shares her experience. Learn what it’s like to donate your stem cells.

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Can Acid Reflux Be Learned?

Over 60 million Americans experience AR symptoms at least once a month. But how many of these might be a result of learned health habits that lead to the disease?

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Family Health History: How Much Do You Know?

When it comes to breast cancer, knowing your family history and following up with genetic testing could save your life. Here's how to find the facts you need.

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Your Multiple Myeloma Questions Answered

A multiple myeloma doctor answers the hard-hitting questions, like how long do I have to live?

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How to Prevent Bladder Cancer Relapse

Bladder cancer has one of the highest recurrence rates, so it’s important to follow these suggestions to prevent relapse.

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How to Organize Your Thyroid Paperwork

When you have thyroid disease, keeping your medical records organized can be a challenge. Here's everything you should have in your personal health packet.

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Why Family Health Mental History Matters

When learning about risk of cancer and other diseases, it’s helpful to gather a family history of mental challenges like alcoholism and depression.

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How to Learn Your Family's Health History

Get tips for talking to your parents and grandparents about important health issues that occurred across the generations.

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Family Rheumatoid Arthritis Stories

Does hearing your mother's or grandmother’s stories of living with RA encourage or discourage you in dealing with your own condition?

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Uncovering My Family History of RA

After I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis, I wanted to get to the bottom of my mother's long history of chronic pain.