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3 New Rules to Reverse Diabetes
3 New Rules to Reverse Diabetes

Recent guidelines from the American Diabetes Association advise that some new patients try healthy… >>

Would You Get Rid of Your Breasts If You Didn’t Have Breast Cancer?
Would You Get Rid of Your Breasts If You Didn’t Have Breast Cancer?

Preventive mastectomies for women at high risk of breast cancer, but who haven’t yet been… >>

50 Secrets Your Surgeon Won't Tell You
50 Secrets Your Surgeon Won’t Tell You

Surgeons have our lives in their hands, but most of us know more about the people who cut our hair… >>

5 Old-Time Cures That Can Kill
5 Old-Time Cures That Can Kill

As RD's health editor, I'm always on the lookout for clever home cures for everyday aches and… >>

20+ Breakthroughs to Reverse Diabetes
20+ Breakthroughs to Reverse Diabetes

The latest science to improve your blood sugar, whittle your middle, eat healthier, and more. >>

5 Surprising Ways to Stop Seasonal Allergies
5 Surprising Ways to Stop Seasonal Allergies

Taking an antihistamine isn't the only way to battle seasonal allergies: Here's what else you… >>

Are There Warning Signs for Violent Shootings?
Are There Warning Signs for Violent Shootings?

Last week’s killings in Colorado have led to important conversations about how to prevent these… >>

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Protect Yourself from Alzheimer’s Disease

Worried about Alzheimer's disease? Here, four simple steps that may help stave off dementia and… >>

7 Surprising Health Experts Who Could Save Your Life
7 Surprising Health Experts Who Could Save Your Life

Think your doctor and your dentist are the only members of your personal health-care team? Don’t… >>

The Robin Roberts Effect: Almost 10,000 New Bone Marrow Donors
The Robin Roberts Effect: Almost 10,000 New Bone Marrow Donors

It’s not surprising that the GMA co-anchor’s announcement that she has a blood disorder… >>

Quiz: How Well Are You Preventing Illness?
Quiz: How Well Are You Preventing Illness?

Part 4 of our 8-part series: Take this fun quiz, and learn the Secrets of Healthy Americans, based… >>

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Robin Roberts’ Health News: Difficult, Yet Inspiring

Like millions of other GMA fans, I was so saddened to hear Robin Roberts’ announcement this… >>

Memorable Pets for Alzheimer's Patients
Memorable Pets for Alzheimer’s Patients

My beloved grandma Lil succumbed to ever-worsening dementia before she passed away from heart… >>

Ridiculous Health Threat: Will Justin Bieber’s Haircut Give You a Lazy Eye?
Ridiculous Health Threat: Will Justin Bieber’s Haircut Give You a Lazy Eye?

In a word, NO. But after spending most of my day combing through fascinating, important… >>

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Vice Advice: Just How Bad Is Tanning?

So your skin is freckled and worn from a childhood full of sunshine, or you still risk a sunburn a… >>

Have You Heard of Delayed Drowning
Summer Safety Alert: Have You Heard of Delayed Drowning?

I hadn’t—until I saw this scary report from ABC News about a 60-year-old man from Yonkers, New… >>

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Health News Horrors

Here's a roundup of the health news that made us stop, spit out our coffee, and read twice. >>

Doctors Confess Their Fatal Mistakes
Doctors Confess Their Fatal Mistakes

Doctors, nurses, and pharmacists hold your life in their hands. Here, their shocking stories of… >>

The Benefits of Mental Health (or, the Upside of Being a Little Nuts)
The Benefits of Mental Health (or, the Upside of Being a Little Nuts)

Surprise: Certain disorders, and milder so-called subclinical symptoms, are often linked to… >>

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13 Things Ticks Won’t Tell You

With Lyme disease and other tick-spread illnesses predicted to spike this year, protect yourself… >>