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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

How Do I Know if I Have Dense Breast Tissue?

Dense breast tissue makes it harder for mammograms to detect cancers, because they both appear white in the images, and tumors are harder to see.

By Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

How to Survive Colonoscopy Prep Day in 10 Steps

Let’s face it: Preparing to have a colonoscopy is no fun. But these tips can make it a little more bearable.

By Mandy Morgan

Why You May Want to Have Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer

Up to 14 percent of breast cancers — almost 35,000 cases each year in the United States — are associated with a hereditary predisposition to cancer.

By Diane Domina

Many Older Adults Want to Know More About Their DNA

The National Poll on Healthy Aging suggests only a small percentage of Americans in their 50s and early 60s have had their DNA tested but many are interested.

By Diane Domina

Why Participating in an MS Research Study Is Important

Attention MS patients: Anyone taking a medication or following a course of therapy has research to thank. Consider giving back to the body of knowledge.

By Trevis Gleason

Is Your Chest Pain Due to a Heart Attack?

The HEART Pathway protocol is a faster method of identifying patients with acute chest pain who can safely be sent home from the emergency room say researchers.

By Diane Domina

Is There a Connection Between Brain Inflammation and Fibromyalgia?

Researchers report that they found revealed widespread inflammation in the brains of people with fibromyalgia, a chronic condition that causes chronic pain, tenderness, fatigue, and other symptoms.

By Diane Domina

Do You Have Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis?

If you're having trouble getting diagnosed with RA, your symptoms are coming and going or overlapping with other conditions, or even if your blood tests don't show RA at all — you could have seronegative RA. So, what does that mean exactly, and what can you do about it?

By Lene Andersen, MSW

A Blood Test for Drowsy Driving?

Researchers devised a computer algorithm that could be used to determine whether a blood sample came from a sleep-deprived person or a well-rested person.

By Diane Domina