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Genetic test for breast cancer.

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.

People and genetic coding, DNA concept.

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.

MS clinical research study concept.

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.

Ambulance at emergency room.

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.

Brain inflammation.

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.

Woman asking her doctor about seronagative rheumatoid arthritis.

What Is Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Seronegative rheumatoid arthritis can make it difficult to diagnose your condition. Hear from people who have seronegative RA, and learn how they deal with it.

Man drowsy driving rubbing eyes.

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.

Doctor looking at brain scan images.

A Brain Imaging Technique That’s Better at Diagnosing Alzheimer’s

In an international study, researchers used a new brain imaging method to detect tau protein deposits in the brain that are unique to Alzheimer's disease.

Mother and daughter talking on the couch.

Make Your Loved One Get a Skin Cancer Exam

When your loved one has a suspicious mole, urge them to get a skin cancer exam, even if they're stubborn. Here are some snappy answers to common cop-outs.

RF blood test

Do You Have Rheumatoid Arthritis?

If joint pain and stiffness has you worried about rheumatoid arthritis, learn about the common signs and tests you'll need to confirm a diagosis.