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That Time I Went Speed Dating on the Same Day as My Colonoscopy

Going to a speed dating event 12 hours after a scope for ulcerative colitis would be chill… right? Here’s what happened to one woman — and what she learned in the process.

By Mandy Morgan

A Mail-in RA Test is on the Market: Does It Work?

There’s a blood test for rheumatoid arthritis that you can take in the comfort of your own home, but is the diagnosis reliable? Here’s how it works and why you may still want to see your doctor.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Cancer in the Family Genes: Telling Your Kids

Shannon Pulaski wrote a book drawn from her experience telling her children about the BRCA gene mutation which put her at high risk for breast cancer. Here she shares her tips for talking to kids about this difficult topic.

By Bethany Kandel

HPV and Pap Tests: 9 Common Questions Answered

Confused about cervical cancer screening? Learn what different tests look for and what your results may mean here.

By Eileen Bailey

Childhood Lead Exposure May Impact Long-Term Mental Health

Exposure to lead in childhood may affect mental health and personality in adulthood, according to a study.

By Diane Domina

Blood Sugar Testing For Type 2 Diabetes

What are the benefits of blood sugar testing for people with type 2 diabetes? Take a look at the pros and cons.

By Mary Shomon

A Blood Test That Could Detect Alzheimer's Before Symptoms Develop

A blood test can accurately detect brain damage in people with Alzheimer's before they show memory loss, confusion, or cognitive impairment, say researchers.

By Diane Domina

Stress Worsens Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

A recent study found that higher levels of cancer-related stress were associated with more cancer malignancy in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

By Katherine Malmo

Is Fasting Before Blood Tests Dangerous?

If you have type 2 diabetes, fasting before a blood test can put you at risk of dangerously low blood sugar. Follow these tips to protect yourself.

By Mary Shomon

My TSH Says I’m Fine – Now What?

Sometimes, your TSH, and even your T3 and T4 tests don’t always give the full picture. If your tests come back “normal,” and you still feel like something is off, you may want to ask your doctor to consider these tests as well.

By Ask HealthCentral