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Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder: The Basics

Source: National Institute of Mental Health - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Mental Health

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Get Excited about the Brain!

Source: National Institute of Mental Health - - PDF Related MedlinePlus Pages: Anatomy

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5 Questions About Intermittent Fasting

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3 Key Research Highlights From NIH's Diabetes Branch

Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes Type 2 , How to Prevent Diabetes

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New Options for Treating Type 2 Diabetes in Kids and Teens

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Viola Davis on Confronting Prediabetes and Becoming her Own Health Advocate

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HPV and Cervical Cancer: What You Need to Know

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On the Front Lines Against Lyme Disease

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Embracing Autism Diagnosis Helps Family Take Charge

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The Hidden Epidemic of Prediabetes

Related MedlinePlus Pages: How to Prevent Diabetes , Prediabetes

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Caring for Concussions: More Than a Bump on the Head

Source: National Institutes of Health - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Concussion

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Risks of Vaping: A Look at Safety

Source: National Institutes of Health - Related MedlinePlus Pages: E-Cigarettes

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New Blood Test May Predict Alzheimer's Disease

Source: National Institutes of Health - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alzheimer's Disease

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ClinicalTrials.gov: Home Care Services

Source: National Institutes of Health - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Home Care Services

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Telehealth: MedlinePlus Health Topic

Source: National Library of Medicine - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Home Care Services , Rural Health Concerns , Talking With Your Doctor

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Older Adult Mental Health

Source: National Library of Medicine - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Mental Disorders , Mental Health , Older Adult Health

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Osteoarthritis

Source: National Institute on Aging Related MedlinePlus Pages: Osteoarthritis

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ClinicalTrials.gov: Telehealth

Source: National Institutes of Health - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Telehealth

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Older Adult Mental Health

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Telehealth

Source: National Library of Medicine What is telehealth? Telehealth is the use of communications technologies to provide health care from a distance. These technologies may include computers, cameras, videoconferencing, the Internet, and satellite and wireless communications. Some examples of telehealth include A "virtual visit" with a health care provider, through a phone call or video chat Remote patient monitoring, which lets your provider check on you while you are at home. For example, you might wear a device that measures your heart rate and sends that information to your provider. A surgeon using robotic technology to do surgery from a different location Sensors that can alert caregivers if a person with dementia leaves the house Sending your provider a message through your electronic health record (EHR) Watching an online video that your provider sent you about how to use an inhaler Getting an email, phone, or text reminder that it's time for a cancer screening What is the difference between telemedicine and telehealth? Sometimes people use the term telemedicine to mean the same thing as telehealth. Telehealth is a broader term. It includes telemedicine. But it also includes things like training for health care providers, health care administrative meetings, and services provided by pharmacists and social workers. What are the benefits of telehealth? Some of the benefits of telehealth include Getting care at home, especially for people who can't easily get to their providers' offices Getting care from a specialist who is not close by Getting care after office hours More communication with your providers Better communication and coordination between health care providers More support for people who are managing their health conditions, especially chronic conditions such as diabetes Lower cost, since virtual visits may be cheaper than in-person visits What are the problems with telehealth? Some of the problems with telehealth include If your virtual visit is with someone who is not your regular provider, he or she may not have all of your medical history After a virtual visit, it may be up to you to coordinate your care with your regular provider In some cases, the provider may not be able to make the right diagnosis without examining you in person. Or your provider may need you to come in for a lab test. There may be problems with the technology, for example, if you lose the connection, there is a problem with the software, etc. Some insurance companies may not cover telehealth visits What types of care can I get using telehealth? The types of care that you can get using telehealth may include General health care, like wellness visits Prescriptions for medicine Dermatology (skin care) Eye exams Nutrition counseling Mental health counseling Urgent care conditions, such as sinusitis , urinary tract infections , common rashes , etc. For telehealth visits, just like with an in-person visit, it is important to be prepared and have good communication with the provider .

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ClinicalTrials.gov: Older Adult Mental Health

Source: National Institutes of Health - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Older Adult Health

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Genetics Home Reference: autosomal dominant partial epilepsy with auditory features

Source: National Library of Medicine - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Epilepsy

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Genetics Home Reference: STAC3 disorder

Source: National Library of Medicine - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Muscle Disorders

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Genetics Home Reference: Saul-Wilson syndrome

Source: National Library of Medicine - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Dwarfism

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Genetics Home Reference: constitutional mismatch repair deficiency syndrome

Source: National Library of Medicine - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Brain Tumors , Colorectal Cancer

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Workout to Go: A Sample Exercise Routine from the National Institute on Aging at NIH

Source: National Institute on Aging - - PDF Related MedlinePlus Pages: Exercise for Older Adults

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Exercises for Older Adults

Source: National Institute on Aging - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Exercise for Older Adults

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Stretching Exercises for Older Adults

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Balance Exercises for Older Adults

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Strength Building Exercises for Older Adults

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Aging and Your Eyes

Source: National Institute on Aging - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Eye Care , Eye Wear , Older Adult Health , Vision Impairment and Blindness

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Inflammation

Source: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Asthma , Autoimmune Diseases , Crohn's Disease , Rheumatoid Arthritis , Ulcerative Colitis

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Childhood Esthesioneuroblastoma Treatment

Related MedlinePlus Pages: Head and Neck Cancer , Neuroblastoma

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Childhood Laryngeal Tumors Treatment

Related MedlinePlus Pages: Head and Neck Cancer , Throat Cancer

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Childhood Midline Tract Carcinoma with NUT Gene Changes Treatment

Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer , Head and Neck Cancer

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Childhood Nasopharyngeal Cancer Treatment

Related MedlinePlus Pages: Head and Neck Cancer , Throat Cancer

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Childhood Oral Cavity Cancer Treatment

Related MedlinePlus Pages: Head and Neck Cancer , Oral Cancer

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Childhood Salivary Gland Tumors Treatment

Related MedlinePlus Pages: Head and Neck Cancer , Salivary Gland Cancer

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Childhood Thyroid Cancer Treatment

Related MedlinePlus Pages: Head and Neck Cancer , Thyroid Cancer

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Childhood Breast Cancer Treatment

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Childhood Cardiac (Heart) Tumors Treatment

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Childhood Esophageal Cancer Treatment

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Childhood Pleuropulmonary Blastoma Treatment (Lung)

Related MedlinePlus Pages: Lung Cancer

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Childhood Tracheobronchial Tumors Treatment (Lung)

Related MedlinePlus Pages: Lung Cancer

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Childhood Mesothelioma Treatment

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Childhood Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma Treatment

Related MedlinePlus Pages: Thymus Cancer

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Childhood Adrenocortical Carcinoma Treatment

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Childhood Colorectal Cancer

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Childhood Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Treatment

Related MedlinePlus Pages: Carcinoid Tumors , Intestinal Cancer

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Childhood Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors Treatment

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Childhood Stomach (Gastric) Cancer Treatment

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Childhood Bladder Cancer Treatment

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Childhood Cervical and Vaginal Cancer Treatment

Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cervical Cancer , Vaginal Cancer

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Childhood Ovarian Cancer Treatment

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Childhood Testicular Cancer Treatment

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Childhood Carcinoma of Unknown Primary Treatment

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Childhood Chordoma Treatment

Related MedlinePlus Pages: Bone Cancer

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Childhood Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin Treatment

Related MedlinePlus Pages: Skin Cancer

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Childhood Melanoma Treatment

Related MedlinePlus Pages: Melanoma

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Childhood Intraocular (Uveal) Melanoma Treatment

Related MedlinePlus Pages: Eye Cancer

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Childhood Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (MEN) Syndromes Treatment

Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer , Endocrine Diseases

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Childhood Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma Treatment

Related MedlinePlus Pages: Pheochromocytoma

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How to Improve Mental Health

Source: National Library of Medicine What is mental health? Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act as we cope with life. It also helps determine how we handle stress , relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Why is mental health important? Mental health is important because it can help you to Cope with the stresses of life Be physically healthy Have good relationships Make meaningful contributions to your community Work productively Realize your full potential How can I improve my mental health? There are many different things you can do to improve your mental health, including Staying positive. It's important to try to have a positive outlook; some ways to do that include Finding balance between positive and negative emotions. Staying positive doesn't mean that you never feel negative emotions, such as sadness or anger. You need to feel them so that you can move through difficult situations. They can help you to respond to a problem. But you don't want those emotions to take over. For example, it's not helpful to keep thinking about bad things that happened in the past or worry too much about the future. Trying to hold on to the positive emotions when you have them Taking a break from negative information. Know when to stop watching or reading the news. Use social media to reach out for support and feel connected to others but be careful. Don't fall for rumors, get into arguments, or negatively compare your life to others. Practicing gratitude , which means being thankful for the good things in your life. It's helpful to do this every day, either by thinking about what you are grateful for or writing it down in a journal. These can be big things, such as the support you have from loved ones, or little things, such as enjoying a nice meal. It's important to allow yourself a moment to enjoy that you had the positive experience. Practicing gratitude can help you to see your life differently. For example, when you are stressed, you may not notice that there are also moments when you have some positive emotions. Gratitude can help you to recognize them. Taking care of your physical health , since your physical and mental health are connected. Some ways to take care of your physical health include Being physically active . Exercise can reduce feelings of stress and depression and improve your mood. Getting enough sleep . Sleep affects your mood. If you don't get a good sleep, you may become more easily annoyed and angry. Over the long term, a lack of quality sleep can make you more likely to become depressed. So it's important to make sure that you have a regular sleep schedule and get enough quality sleep every night. Healthy eating . Good nutrition will help you feel better physically but could also improve your mood and decrease anxiety and stress. Also, not having enough of certain nutrients may contribute to some mental illnesses. For example, there may be a link between low levels of vitamin B12 and depression. Eating a well-balanced diet can help you to get enough of the nutrients you need. Connecting with others. Humans are social creatures, and it's important to have strong, healthy relationships with others. Having good social support may help protect you against the harms of stress. It is also good to have different types of connections. Besides connecting with family and friends, you could find ways to get involved with your community or neighborhood. For example, you could volunteer for a local organization or join a group that is focused on a hobby you enjoy. Developing a sense of meaning and purpose in life. This could be through your job, volunteering, learning new skills, or exploring your spirituality. Developing coping skills , which are methods you use to deal with stressful situations. They may help you face a problem, take action, be flexible, and not easily give up in solving it. Meditation , which is a mind and body practice where you learn to focus your attention and awareness. There are many types, including mindfulness meditation and transcendental meditation. Meditation usually involves A quiet location with as few distractions as possible A specific, comfortable posture. This could be sitting, lying down, walking, or another position. A focus of attention, such as a specially chosen word or set of words, an object, or your breathing An open attitude, where you try to let distractions come and go naturally without judging them Relaxation techniques are practices you do to produce your body's natural relaxation response. This slows down your breathing, lowers your blood pressure, and reduces muscle tension and stress. Types of relaxation techniques include Progressive relaxation, where you tighten and relax different muscle groups, sometimes while using mental imagery or breathing exercises Guided imagery, where you learn to focus on positive images in your mind, to help you feel more relaxed and focused Biofeedback, where you use electronic devices to learn to control certain body functions, such as breathing, heart rate, and muscle tension Self-hypnosis, where the goal is to get yourself into a relaxed, trance-like state when you hear a certain suggestion or see a specific cue Deep breathing exercises, which involve focusing on taking slow, deep, even breaths It's also important to recognize when you need to get help. Talk therapy and/or medicines can treat mental disorders . If you don't know where to get treatment, start by contacting your primary care provider.

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How to Improve Mental Health: MedlinePlus Health Topic

Source: National Library of Medicine - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Mental Health

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Genetics Home Reference: GRN-related frontotemporal lobar degeneration

Source: National Library of Medicine - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Dementia

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Turning Things Around: An 18-Year-Old's Inspiring Advice for Managing Type 2 Diabetes

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Cervical Cancer Survivor Urges Young People to Get HPV Vaccine

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Commonly Prescribed Antidepressants and How They Work

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What Triggers Seasonal Allergies?

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Diabetes: What You Need to Know

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Autism Spectrum Disorder: Engaging in a Social World

Source: National Institutes of Health - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Protecting Against HPV: Common Viruses Can Lead to Cancer

Source: National Institutes of Health - Related MedlinePlus Pages: HPV

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How Stress Causes Gray Hair

Source: National Institutes of Health - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hair Problems , Stress

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Cancer Care Widens Its Reach Reducing Cancer Health Disparities

Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer , Health Disparities

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Strep B Test

Source: National Library of Medicine - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Infections and Pregnancy , Prenatal Testing , Streptococcal Infections

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Strep A Test

Source: National Library of Medicine - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Sore Throat , Streptococcal Infections , Throat Disorders

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Reticulocyte Count

Related MedlinePlus Pages: Anemia , Aplastic Anemia , Blood Count Tests , Bone Marrow Diseases

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Iron Tests

Source: National Library of Medicine - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Anemia , Hemochromatosis , Iron

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Immunofixation (IFE) Blood Test

Source: National Library of Medicine - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Autoimmune Diseases , Bacterial Infections , Kidney Tests , Multiple Myeloma

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Panic Disorder Test

Source: National Library of Medicine - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Panic Disorder

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Electromyography (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Studies

Source: National Library of Medicine - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis , Carpal Tunnel Syndrome , Cerebellar Disorders , Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease , Degenerative Nerve Diseases , Friedreich's Ataxia , Movement Disorders , Muscle Disorders , Muscular Dystrophy , Myasthenia Gravis , Myositis , Neuromuscular Disorders , Spinal Muscular Atrophy , Spine Injuries and Disorders , Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

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Free Light Chains

Source: National Library of Medicine - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Amyloidosis , Multiple Myeloma

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D-Dimer Test

Source: National Library of Medicine - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Bleeding Disorders , Blood Clots , Deep Vein Thrombosis , Pulmonary Embolism

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Bipolar Disorder in Teens and Young Adults: Know the Signs

Source: National Institute of Mental Health - - PDF Related MedlinePlus Pages: Bipolar Disorder , Teen Mental Health

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17 Questions to Ask when Choosing a New Doctor

Source: National Institute on Aging - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Talking With Your Doctor

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5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Doctor's Visit

Source: National Institute on Aging - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Talking With Your Doctor

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Discussing Health Decisions with Your Doctor

Source: National Institute on Aging - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Talking With Your Doctor

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How to Talk with Your Doctor about Sensitive Issues

Source: National Institute on Aging - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Talking With Your Doctor

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A Visual Guide to 6 Conditions that Cause Skin Discoloration

Related MedlinePlus Pages: Vitiligo

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Improving Endometriosis Diagnosis Through Research and Awareness

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Inheriting Endometriosis

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Life After Cancer: Tips for Finding Your New Normal

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Advances in Liver Cancer Research

Source: National Cancer Institute - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Liver Cancer

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Genetics Home Reference: craniofrontonasal syndrome

Source: National Library of Medicine - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Craniofacial Abnormalities

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Heart-Healthy Living

Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Disease in Women , Heart Diseases , How to Prevent Heart Disease

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Managing Withdrawal

Source: National Cancer Institute, Tobacco Control Research Branch - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Quitting Smoking

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Live Long in Good Health: Could Calorie Restriction Mimetics Hold the Key?

Source: National Institute on Aging - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Healthy Aging , Nutrition for Older Adults

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What Do We Know About Diet and Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease?

Source: National Institute on Aging - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alzheimer's Disease

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Tips for Living Alone with Early-Stage Dementia

Source: National Institute on Aging - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Dementia

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Disrupted Speech: Why Do We Stutter?

Source: National Institutes of Health - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Stuttering

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