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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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To Test or Not to Test: One Woman’s Decision About Breast Cancer Genetic Testing

A breast cancer survivor discusses her decision to not do genetic testing for cancer – right now. Why has she decided to hold off?

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First in the Family with a Genetic Disease: What It’s Like

“Living with UC has been one of the toughest things I’ve done in my life, but because of my diagnosis my whole family is more educated now.”

Women discussing family health history and chronic pain.

Does Chronic Pain Run In Your Family?

Research shows that some chronic pain may be hereditary. Learning about your family health history could offer insight on how to manage it.