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Wet vs. Dry AMD: What's the Diff?

Not only is there more than one type of macular degeneration, but the conditions are treated differently, too. We spoke with a top ophthalmologist to learn more.

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9 Common Questions About Preterm Labor and Birth

Learn how planning and regular prenatal care can help lower the risk of preterm labor.

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Can Activated Charcoal Treat Your Chronic Condition?

Find out if the claims that activated charcoal can combat digestive issues, high cholesterol, and skin problems are true.

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Postpartum Depression Linked to Mom’s Recovery Pain After Childbirth

How well a new mother's pain is managed during her recovery from childbirth appears to directly influence her risk of postpartum depression.

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What You Need to Know About RA and Pregnancy

Can you take your medication while pregnant? Will you pass RA to your baby? Will your condition get worse during pregnancy? Read on to learn the answers.

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Vitamin D May Lower Diabetes Risk

Results of a study suggest vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, improves insulin sensitivity, lowers glucose levels, and reduces type 2 diabetes risk.

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This Hysterectomy Procedure Could Spread Undetected Uterine Cancer, Finds Study

A recent Yale study warns that a specific minimally invasive surgery used to perform the common hysterectomy can increase the risk of death in women who had undetected uterine cancer.

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Menopause Before 45 Increases Your Risk of Diabetes

Did you go through menopause before the age of 45? Researchers think that you might be at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

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8 Simple Ways to Cut Your Cancer Risk Today

No big life overhauls here. Getting proactive about avoiding even one or two of these common carcinogens can help lower your odds of cancer. Which one will you try?

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9 Sneaky Lung Cancer Symptoms

It's not always easy to spot lung cancer. Knowing these signs can give you a head start.