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Is Frequent Blood Sugar Testing a Waste of Time?

Despite the findings of a new study, doctors and patients say daily glucose monitoring can help certain people with type 2 diabetes. Find out if it could be right for you.

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10 Breast Cancer Myths You Need to Stop Believing

Knowledge is power—unless you’re falling for these common misconceptions.

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7 Sneaky Eczema Spots

These fixes will help clear your skin from head to toe.

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7 Sneaky Breast Cancer Symptoms That Are Easy to Miss

Something funky going on with your breast? Our guide to surprising breast-cancer symptoms shows you what to look for and what to do next.

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Study Finds Surprising New Anti-Aging Trick

Until we can all bathe in that elusive fountain of youth, a new study has discovered an unexpected (and free!) way to channel your younger self.

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RA Workout Tips That Won’t Start a Flare

You know you should exercise to help your RA, but how do you start a program without killing your joints? It’s possible. Here’s how.

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Understanding Hashimoto's and Your Gut

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis can cause big problems for your gut microbiome. Follow these 5 tips for take control of your gut health.

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Aspirin Lowers Liver Cancer Risk

Want to cut your risk of liver cancer? Regularly taking aspirin twice a week for at least five years can help, according to these studies.

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FDA Approves New Contraceptive Device for Women

The FDA approved a combined hormonal contraceptive for women called Annovera, the first vaginal ring that can be used to prevent pregnancy for a full year.

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How Women Can Stay Healthy With RA

If you're a woman with rheumatoid arthritis, you may be at risk of other chronic conditions. Here's how you can protect your health.