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10 Things Oncologists Wish You Knew About Breast Cancer

Check out these 10 practical steps and oncologist insights to put most of your fears about dying from breast cancer to rest.

By Christa Sgobba

An Extra Routine Ultrasound Scan Could Prevent This Common Birth Complication

Most moms-to-be only get two ultrasounds during pregnancy — but new research could change that, benefiting moms and babies alike.

By Lara DeSanto

How to Know if Ketamine Will Help Your Depression—Before You Spend a Cent

Ketamine can be costly. But researchers are working to determine if biomarkers, such as mere blood test, may help to determine if the Rx will reduce your symptoms.

By Therese Borchard

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