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How to Fight Migraines During Pregnancy

A new study found that migraine may increase health risks for you and your baby. But getting a handle on these vicious headaches can help.

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Thyroid Problems After Pregnancy

How to know whether it’s just typical postpartum fatigue and hair loss, or if it’s a larger thyroid problem.

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Severe Eczema and Heart Health

Eczema can affect more than your skin. Recent studies show a connection between severe eczema and heart problems. Find out what you can do to protect yourself.

Chronic hives triggered by sweat.

8 Uncommon Causes of Hives

Wonder what caused your hives? It could be something you didn't expect – like water, sweat, heat, or stress. Learn about some uncommon causes of hives.

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The BRAF Gene Mutation and You

Here's what you should know about this risk factor for melanoma and whether it can affect future generations.

Senior woman with cancer smiling with doctor

Health Problems in Breast Cancer Survivors

You should feel great about making it through your breast cancer treatments, but as a survivor you'll also have to stay on guard for these other conditions.

Human papillomavirus.

HPV and Head and Neck Cancer

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection. And it's a rising cause of throat cancer. Learn how you can protect yourself.

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10 Things Oncologists Wish You Knew About Breast Cancer

Check out these 10 practical steps and oncologist insights to put most of your fears about dying from breast cancer to rest.

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Can These Common Meds Give You Dementia?

Check your medicine cabinets—a new study found that anticholinergic drugs may make you more likely to develop dementia down the line.

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Your Body Wash Could Make You More Likely to Break a Bone

Want to reduce your osteoporosis risk? You may want to check the ingredients list on your personal care products.