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Thyroid Cancer Risk Factors to Know

Thyroid cancer isn’t always something you can prevent, but you can reduce your chances by understanding these risk factors.

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The Many Ways Bipolar Disorder Affects Families

Mental illness takes a toll on the sick and those who care for them. Here are some ways to cope.

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Anxiety More Prevalent in Children With Food Allergies

New research shows children with food allergies experienced anxiety and loneliness as a result of their allergies.

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Genetic Testing: One Woman’s Experience

Follow along as Phyllis Johnson experiences genetic counseling and testing for breast cancer.

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One Woman’s Story of Ovarian Cancer Following Breast, Skin Cancers

After breast cancer treatment and removal of a melanoma, Patty never imagined she would be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Turns out she has the BRCA1 gene. Here’s her story.

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Your Genes May Influence Insomnia Risk

A new study identified the risk genes for insomnia and genetic similarities between insomnia and other health traits.

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Genetic Counseling for Cancer: What Can It Reveal?

Genetic counseling is the first step in zeroing in on your true risk for inherited cancer. Learn more about what this counseling offers.

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What Makes Ovarian Cancer So Scary?

Its stealth: Ovarian cancer symptoms often escape notice until it’s too late. Here’s what to look for.

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Breast and Ovarian Cancers: What's the Link?

If you’re a breast cancer survivor, is your risk of ovarian cancer increased? Maybe. Find out more.

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Are DNA Ancestry Test Kits Accurate?

It’s hard to turn on a TV today without seeing an ad hawking direct-to-consumer DNA ancestry tests — and I was as curious as anyone. But how accurate are they?