Health is wealth. Here are a few ways to prevent diseases and to take care of yourself so you can live your healthiest, best life.
When doctors want to do a careful evaluation of an abnormal Pap test, they usually recommend a colposcopy. Our ob/gyn explains what you can expect.
Colorectal cancer rates have fallen overall, but they’re rising in younger adults. Learn what symptoms you shouldn’t ignore and what you can do to protect yourself.
You might not think about getting your cholesterol checked in your 20s and 30s, but you should. Find out why it’s important to get tested starting at age 20.
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Why is lung cancer so deadly? Our expert explains.
Within a few years of using prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests, we saw an amazing shift: By the mid-1990s, most men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer were curable. Since then, studies have shown that while PSA screening reduces a man’s likelihood of dying from prostate cancer, it does not reduce overall mortality. The problem has been with how we use PSA tests.
Roughly half of adults over 40 have thyroid nodules. While these lumps in the thyroid gland are common and usually not cause for alarm, doctors say it’s a good idea to have any type of lump or nodule checked out. Watch this video to see how to check your neck for thyroid nodules at home.
About 2.7 million people in the U.S. are living with chronic hepatitis C, but many don’t know they have it. Baby Boomers are particularly at risk, so it’s best to get tested.
It’s important to know the characteristics of reliable medical screening tests. Use this list of criteria to be sure the tests are appropriate — and likely to do more good than harm.
Neonatal jaundice is not preventable, but it isn’t always a cause for concern. Know the difference between mild cases and severe cases that require a doctor’s attention.