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Home DNA Tests and Privacy: A Primer

Remember: Reputable companies will ask permission before they share your information with others.

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How to Use a Continuous Glucose Monitor

Learn how a continuous glucose monitor can automatically test your glucose levels to help you better manage type 1 diabetes.

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Should You Test Your Child's Diabetes Risk?

Learn about this research program that is studying possible ways to reverse the progression of type 1 diabetes, particularly among children.

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Can I Still Get Pregnant If My Periods Are Irregular?

A reader with unpredictable periods writes in to find out whether she can still get pregnant. Here’s what our expert replied.

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Stool Tests for IBD: What You Should Know

Worried about stool testing for Crohn’s or UC? Here’s what you can expect.

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The Titanium Marker in Breast Biopsy: Should You Worry?

Is it possible to have an adverse reaction to a titanium marker placed in a breast biopsy? Here’s what you should know.

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Breast Ultrasound: Frequently Asked Questions

Did you get a callback for an ultrasound after a mammogram? Here’s what to expect, and what it might tell you.

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The Evolving Subtypes of Diabetes

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are the most commonly discussed forms of diabetes, but research is uncovering new subtypes of the disease.

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13 Things RA Newbies Should Know

Being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis can be overwhelming. Read these 13 tips for RA newbies to help you understand what happens next.

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New Guidelines for Breast Cancer Genetic Testing

The guidelines changed on Jan. 1, 2018. Here’s what they mean for you.