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Meghan Markle's Pregnancy Has Life-Saving Lessons for Women With Chronic Illness

Pregnant with a chronic disease? Not advocating for your health care can have devastating consequences — and your doc can often make the situation worse.

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Does Radioactive Iodine Treatment Cause Cancer?

We've got the answers to your biggest questions about RAI treatment for hyperthyroidism.

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Double Diagnosis

These twin sisters share almost everything, but they never imagined they'd share the same heart condition.

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There's No Such Thing as a 'Depression Gene' After All

Contrary to decades of previous research, there’s no support for the idea that specific genes or gene variants increase your risk of depression on their own, according to a large new study from the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Having #Goals Really Does Help Your Health

When your set your sights on the future, you just may lower your risk of depression and anxiety.

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What Is Epigenetics?

Epigenetics theory offers hope that we can end genetic illness.

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8 Things Guys Don't Know About Male Breast Cancer

It's a potent killer—one you shouldn't dismiss just because you're a dude.

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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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Never-Smokers Get Lung Cancer, Too

Turns out, anyone with lungs is at risk. But if you’ve never smoked and are facing a lung cancer diagnosis, here are 10 things you should know.

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Why Isn’t There an HPV Test for Men?

More and more men are being diagnosed with HPV-related cancers of the throat. So why aren’t they routinely screened for the virus?