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A Pap Test Didn't Catch Her Cervical Cancer

Carolann's story shows that cervical cancer can happen to anyone, and why good HPV testing is so critical.

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The Connection Between Blood Pressure and Heart Rate

The connection between blood pressure and heart rate is not always clear. Learn about some of the different conditions that affect these measures and what it indicates about heart health.

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Why Triglycerides Matter and How to Lower Them

Triglycerides are the most common type of fat in your body. Here’s what you can do to keep them from getting too high.

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When Should You Test Your Blood Sugar?

When you have diabetes, your blood sugar levels don’t always stay in an optimal range. Testing at the right times can help you stay in control.

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What Tests Help Determine if You Have Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?

Learn about the tests for lymphoma, including a bone marrow aspiration and biopsy.

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11 Ankylosing Spondylitis Myths Debunked

Learn the truth behind 11 common misconceptions people have about the inflammatory spine disease ankylosing spondylitis.

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5 Reasons to See Your Rheumatologist

It’s easy to avoid going to your rheumatologist when you're rheumatoid arthritis feels OK, but here are 5 reasons you should go anyway.

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Should You Get Prostate Cancer Screening?

Not all men should get PSA tests to screen for prostate cancer, according to new recommendations from The United States Preventative Services Task Force.

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10 Things Even RA Vets May Not Know

There have been so many developments in rheumatoid arthritis over the last decade that even RA veterans may not be up to date. Here's what you should know.

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Can My HDL Be Too High?

Is it possible to have too much “good” cholesterol? Find out more about the different types of HDL, cholesterol tests, and what they mean.