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The Link Between Osteoporosis/Osteopenia and Psoriatic Arthritis and How to Protect Your Bones

Read the science behind the connection between psoriatic arthritis and osteoporosis and osteopenia, as well as tips for preventing bone damage.

By Casey Nilsson

Make Your Loved One Get a Skin Cancer Exam

When your loved one has a suspicious mole, urge them to get a skin cancer exam, even if they're stubborn. Here are some snappy answers to common cop-outs.

By Eileen Bailey

8 Tips for Surviving an MRI

Knock, knock, tap, tap, buzz, buzz. No one enjoys an MRI, and yet they are an important part of disease monitoring with MS. Here are eight tips to make them more tolerable.

By Lisa Emrich

What's New in Cervical Cancer Screening?

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force updated cervical cancer screening guidelines, and for the first time included a method that doesn't use the Pap test.

By Diane Domina

Ask Better Questions for Better Alzheimer’s Screening

A small study suggests dementia screening test question wording can be confusing and/or trigger emotional responses in many older adults, affecting results.

By Diane Domina

Age and Ethnicity Can Impact HIV Testing

Factors that can affect the HIV testing include a lack of knowledge about the virus, stigmas, and, according to a study, age and ethnicity.

By Diane Domina

High-Risk Minorities May Not Be Adequately Screened for Lung Cancer

National lung cancer screening guidelines may not be sufficient for minorities and other people in underrepresented communities, say researchers.

By Diane Domina

How a Mole Develops into Stage 4 Melanoma

Only four percent of skin cancers are melanoma, but it accounts for three-quarters of all skin cancer-related deaths.

By Eileen Bailey

Too Few Americans Are Meeting Cancer Screening Recs

Cancer screening and early detection is crucial to reducing cancer death rates, but a report from the CDC says too few people are being screened.

By Diane Domina

Prevent Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Recurrence

While it’s impossible to completely shield yourself from lung cancer relapse, there are some things you can do to stack the odds in your favor.

By Sheila M. Eldred