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Rare Diseases and Finding Support

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that, as of 2012, 117 million American adults (about half of the US adult population!) had one or more chronic health conditions. The term “chronic condition” can refer to a wide variety of ...
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Sports Fandom is Good for Your Health

When it comes to sports, are you a rabid face-painting, tail-gating fan, or do you just like watching games and cheering on your chosen team from home? With the Super Bowl coming up, this seems to be a fitting time to think about what sports-wa...
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Food as Medicine

Oprah is claiming 2016 as “the year of her best body.” Without taking it that far, there are small changes that we can all make to improve our health, such as thoughtful food choices. Americans are below average on most measures of health w...
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New Technologies For Personalized Medicine

In a recently published book by Joel Dudley and Konrad Karczewski, the authors write that every person has a unique variation of the human genome. What this means is that, while humans are very similar physiologically, we all have unique genetic i...
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The Internet’s Place in Healthcare

The Internet, with all its promise of information and knowledge, can be an incredibly confusing place to find a straight, honest, no-spin answer to a health question. If you ask ten family members or friends where they go for answers to that tickl...
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