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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

Dense Breast Advocate Nancy Cappello Dies

Nancy Cappello's advocacy for breast density notification in mammogram reports resulted in legislation in 36 American states, a move that saves lives.

By Stephanie Stephens

Could MRI Scans Predict Dementia?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans could one day be used to predict whether older adults will develop dementia, suggests a small study.

By Diane Domina

Leukemia Patient Tips: Getting the Best Care

As a medical journalist with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, Andrew Schorr shares his tips for how leukemia patients can find the best care for themselves.

By Rachel Zohn

Some Leukemias Come as Surprise Diagnosis

Everyday minor ailments like bruising and rashes may actually be chronic leukemia symptoms, while acute leukemia symptoms can be urgent and life-threatening.

By Elizabeth Millard

This Eye Scan Can 'See' Early Alzheimer's

Results of two studies suggest that an imaging procedure called optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) can detect early signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

By Diane Domina

Relative Fat Mass (RFM): The New BMI?

Is relative fat mass (RFM) a better indicator of body fat than the classic BMI? Researchers think it may be more reliable and much simpler to use.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Blood Test May Catch HPV Cancer Recurrence

Researchers developed an HPV blood test that could be used to monitor head and neck cancer patients for recurrence after treatment.

By Diane Domina

Long-term Stroke Recovery May Be Predictable With Simple Test

A 10-minute test taken within a week of a stroke may help predict how well people will recover up to three years later.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

After Mastectomy, Don't Neglect Breast Imaging and Biopsy

Mastectomy to treat or prevent breast cancer doesn’t eliminate the need for imaging tests and biopsies in the future, according to a study.

By Diane Domina