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Tools for Diagnosing Schizophrenia

It can be difficult to diagnose schizophrenia. Eileen Bailey discusses the different steps involved in the diagnostic process to ensure an accurate diagnosis.

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Your Complete Guide to AMD Testing

Doctors have access to a whole range of tests that help diagnose and monitor age-related macular degeneration. We've got the lowdown on what you can expect.

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Taking the Ouch Out of Blood Tests

In the lab again to check on your rheumatoid arthritis? We've got six tips to make those blood draw easier.

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Gene Test for Cervical Cancer Is 100 Percent Effective, Researchers Say

While Pap smears and HPV tests have been fairly effective in detecting cervical cancer, a cervical cancer test based on epigenetics is basically fool-proof — and more affordable.

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Do You Have Dense Breasts?

Dense breast tissue makes it harder to spot cancers with mammograms. Here's how you can tell if you have dense breasts, and the screenings that work best.

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13 Things That Increase Your Colon Cancer Risk (and What to Do About Them)

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.

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Do You Know Your Triglyceride Level?

The biggest misconception is that triglycerides and cholesterol go hand in hand. Not quite. Here, experts break down why you should know the difference.

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Home Pregnancy Test Is Negative—Could I Still Be Pregnant?

False negatives (and false positives) can happen when you test for pregnancy at home. But why? Here’s what you need to know.

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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.

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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.