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Do You Know Your Risk Factors for Ulcerative Colitis?

While we don’t know exactly what causes UC, we do know some of the main risk factors for developing it — and knowing your risk factors can help you take control of your health and your future.

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Let's Talk About What Causes Bladder Cancer

One of the biggest risk factors for this common cancer? Lighting up. Find out what's behind the link and what else could be upping your odds.

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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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Women With This Sleep Problem May Have Greater Cancer Risk

A new study found that women with sleep apnea may be more likely to develop cancer.

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Want to Make Better Food Choices? Do This at Night

If sleep is fleeting—especially if you’re a woman—you may be more likely to adopt heart-harming eating habits, according to new research. Here’s the 411.

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5 Things People With Chronic Illness Need to Know About the New Coronavirus

Sure, the headlines might be freaking you out. But, thankfully, the risk of exposure to this new virus is still super low.

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Let's Talk About the Causes of Lymphoma

This type of cancer can be notoriously tricky to predict or even to determine who is at risk. Here’s what experts say may play a role in causing the disease.

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How Doctors Diagnose Rheumatoid Arthritis

Do you suspect you might have rheumatoid arthritis? These are the signs that your physician will look for to diagnose or rule out the condition.

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11 Facts About Heart Attacks in Women

Brush up on the important differences between women and men and you might just save a life—including your own.

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Are You At Risk For Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Learn about the nine most common risk factors for RA and what you can do about them.