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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.

Patient getting an MRI.

8 Tips for Surviving an MRI

Knock, knock, tap, tap, buzz, buzz. No one enjoys an MRI, and yet they are an important part of disease monitoring with MS. Here are eight tips to make them more tolerable.

Pap test performed by gynecologist.

One Mother's Journey With Cervical Cancer

Sylvia, a cervical cancer survivor, shares the story of her diagnosis, treatment, and why she advocates other women get the HPV vaccine and regular pap tests.

Doctor listening to woman's lungs.

How Is Severe Asthma Diagnosed?

Poor treatment adherence and persistent triggers are often the most common causes of severe asthma.

Urine sample container for a drug test.

Anxiety Medications and Drug Screening: What You Should Know

Many employers require drug screenings today. Anti-anxiety medications may show up as part of an expanded drug screening. Here's what you need to know about anxiety medications and drug screenings.

Plaques and tangles in brain nerve cells.

Some Have Alzheimer’s Markers, No Dementia

People with Alzheimer’s markers who don't develop dementia have a unique synaptic protein signature that enables them to maintain cognitive function.

Woman having genetic blood test.

New Blood Test to Predict Kidney Cancer Risk

KIM-1 testing could diagnose kidney cancer earlier by doubling the accuracy of current screening tests used to measure kidney disease markers.

Hepatitis test

Which STI Tests Do You Need?

You may want to get tested for everything, but most of the time, that's not necessary. Here's what you should be tested for and when.