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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.

Alzheimer's disease research.

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.

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Stress Worsens Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

A recent study found that higher levels of cancer-related stress were associated with more cancer malignancy in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Thyroid blood profile.

My TSH Says I’m Fine – Now What?

Sometimes, your TSH, and even your T3 and T4 tests don’t always give the full picture. If your tests come back “normal,” and you still feel like something is off, you may want to ask your doctor to consider these tests as well.

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Reverse T3: A Roadblock to Thyroid Succes

Conventional endocrinologists don’t test for reverse T3 (RT3), but it can play an important part in your thyroid function, and can be set off by something as simple as stress.

Doctor spelling out diabetes.

How Thyroid Disease and Diabetes Are Linked

Thyroid disease and diabetes can go hand in hand, so it’s important to understand the connection between these two endocrine conditions.

Cancer patient reaching for survivorship pamphlet.

Important: Metastatic Melanoma Follow-Up Care

Follow-up care after metastatic melanoma treatment includes skin exams, imaging, screenings for other cancers, management of side effects, and sun protection.

Tau proteins in the brain.

A New Test for Alzheimer's and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy?

Researchers adapted a diagnostic test originally developed for prion diseases like mad cow disease to detect abnormal clusters of tau protein in the brain.

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Top Multiple Sclerosis Articles of 2018

Lisa Emrich features favorite MS articles of 2018 in this comprehensive list.

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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.