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Cervical Cancer Risk: Are At-Home HPV Tests Reliable?

Mail-in, at-home kits to test for high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) infection can help improve cervical cancer screening.

By Diane Domina

How Do I Know if I Have Dense Breast Tissue?

Dense breast tissue makes it harder for mammograms to detect cancers, because they both appear white in the images, and tumors are harder to see.

By Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

Liver Cancer Rises Dramatically in the U.S.

Liver cancer is one of the fastest rising cancers in America, and it’s rising faster in the U.S. than the rest of the world.

By Kathleen Hall, MBA

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