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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.

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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.

Patient getting an MRI.

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.

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What's New in Cervical Cancer Screening?

The latest cervical cancer screening guidelines recommend when and how women should get pap tests and tests for HPV.

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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.

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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.

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Minorities Need Better Lung Cancer Screening

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

Melanoma mole.

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.

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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.

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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.