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Cheat Sheet: The Eye Tests You'll Take for Diabetic Macular Edema

So, your doc suspects you may be experiencing some diabetes-related vision issues like macular edema. Step one is to get tested. Here's what you can expect.

By Michelle Konstantinovsky
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Let’s Talk About Crohn’s Disease Tests and Diagnosis

It would be great if a single exam could confirm if you have Crohn’s. Naturally, it’s not that simple—but the tests below can work together to provide a clearer picture of your health.

By Stephanie Wood
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Is it Acid Reflux…or Stomach Cancer?

Their symptoms seem to mimic each other, but don’t get it twisted—there are some clear cut differences between GERD and stomach cancer.

By Katherine Malmo
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Understanding Your A1C Reading When You Have Diabetes

Every three to six months, we have our A1C measured. But what does that number really mean? And how do you compare it to your blood glucose reading?

By Ginger Vieira
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13 Things That Increase Your Colon Cancer Risk

Colon cancer may be the third most common malignancy in adults, but there's a lot you can do to reduce your risk. We show you how.

By Andrea Peirce
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Why Is There No Screening for HPV-Related Throat Cancer?

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

By Lara DeSanto
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Hypo- Vs. Hyperthyroidism: Understanding Your Blood Tests

Learn more about blood tests for thyroid disease, and about hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism.

By Mary Shomon
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Decoding Your Psoriatic Arthritis Bloodwork

Psoriatic disease is all about inflammation. Your blood work will tell you the full story, but it helps to know how to decode the results. Learn what your results are saying.

By Casey Nilsson
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Just Diagnosed With Hepatitis C? Here Are Your Next Steps

Know what to do with Hepatitis C from diagnosis and testing to treatment and beyond.

By Elizabeth Millard
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How Doctors Diagnose Rheumatoid Arthritis

Do you suspect you might have rheumatoid arthritis? These are the signs that your physician will look for to diagnose or rule out the condition.

By Lisa Fields