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10 Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor About DVT

WebMD explains risks and treatments for deep vein thrombosis, a blood clot in one of the body’s deep veins, usually deep within the leg.

How a Child's ADHD Affects Their Siblings

WebMD talks to ADHD experts about how one child's ADHD can affect their brothers and sisters.

Sleepwalking Parents Likely to Have Sleepwalking Kids
But other lifestyle factors also influence weight

Nighttime wandering passed down to as many as 60 percent of children, study finds

Can Vitamin D Help MS?

WebMD explores the buzz about vitamin D and multiple sclerosis.

It’s a Girl: Kate Delivers a Healthy Princess
Kate Middleton

The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby girl, and WebMD has the details.

How to Preserve Your Relationship When Your Child Has ADHD

WebMD talks to experts about how parents can keep their child's ADHD from harming their own relationship.

Preteen Whooping Cough Vaccine Loses Strength Over Time, CDC Finds
Researchers are harnessing the body's immune

Results help explain recent surge in cases

Cat Health Problem Might Be Linked to Flame Retardants
Experts say findings may lead to improvements in

Researchers search for causes of feline hyperthyroidism

Unsupervised Home Births on the Rise: Study
Mom's exposure to flu during third trimester

Not having either doctor or midwife present is risky, researcher warns

Can Statins Help Lower Lung Cancer Death Risk?
Findings suggest lung cancer develops through

Small reduction seen with cholesterol-lowering drugs, but study couldn't prove cause-and-effect link

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy as Good as Full Breast Removal: Study
White women overestimated their odds while other

No differences in survival or recurrence in women who chose to keep nipple, researcher says

ADHD Tied to Higher Risk of Eating Disorder in Kids and Teens
Higher risk of illness, work and social problems

Study links attention disorder and a form of binge-eating syndrome

Experts Continue to Scale Back Annual Pap Smear
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For women 21 years and older at average risk for cervical cancer, getting screened once every 3 years should suffice, according to advice from the American College of Physicians (ACP).

Dropping One Sugary Soda a Day Could Cut Diabetes Risk: Study
Petition by leading consumer advocate group and

Drinking water, unsweetened tea or coffee instead lowered chances of blood sugar disease by 25 percent

Want to Stay Slim? Keep Food Out of Sight
Study found boys with the disorder were twice as

Low self-esteem is also linked to obesity, study finds

Many Pregnant Women Think E-Cigarettes 'Safer' Than Regular Cigarettes
What works for singletons doesn't necessarily

But expectant moms shouldn't use nicotine in any form, experts say

Breast Reconstruction Often Involves Multiple Operations
Study found procedure might cut risk of death in

Study finds most breast cancer patients will need two or more procedures to complete process

2-Minute Walk Every Hour May Help Offset Effects of Sitting
Women estimated to have more exposure to UV-B

Study found short bouts of light activity seem to boost longevity

What to Expect With Relapsing-Remitting MS

WebMD explains what to expect when you have relapsing-remitting MS.

Exercise and Psoriasis: Why Will It Help You?

Walking, swimming, and more may help your skin look and feel better when you have psoriasis. WebMD explains why.

Can Medical Marijuana Treat Multiple Sclerosis?

Medical marijuana may be an option to treat some MS symptoms if you live in a state where it's legal and your doctor gives the OK.

Top 10 Health Tips for Men
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A men's health expert reveals the top 10 things you can do to improve your health, boost your sex life, and live better.

Q&A With Debi Mazar
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Actor, cooking-show star, and mom of two Debi Mazar dishes on life with her own entourage.

Robin Roberts: A Profile in Courage
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"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts reflects on 10 heroes in her life who helped her through her health struggles and shaped the woman she is today.

10 Questions With Reba McEntire
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We talk to Reba McEntire about what keeps her going, her secret to aging, and why she's helping fight hunger.

Top 10 Fitness Tips
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A celebrity trainer shares his top 10 pieces of fitness wisdom with WebMD.

Top 10 Parenting Tips
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When it comes to parenting, some guiding principles come in handy. Our expert shares her top 10.

10 Years of Celebrity Health in 'WebMD Magazine'
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'WebMD Magazine' highlights 10 celebrities committed to major health and medical causes.

Beauty Products to Help You Beat the Clock
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Anti-aging treatments keep getting better with time. Our experts round up the 10 best ways to keep your skin youthful.

Top 10 Health Tips for Women
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Want a cheat sheet for healthy living? Our expert serves up her top tips for a lifetime of wellness.

10 Years of Health in 'WebMD Magazine'
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From the first human face transplant to a bionic pancreas, see how far medicine has come in the past 10 years.

Top 10 Food Trends
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Move over, kale! WebMD explores the 10 biggest food trends on the horizon.

New Drug Kybella Zaps Double Chin: FAQ
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A shot that dissolves fat will offer people with a double chin a way to get rid of it without surgery.

Heart Failure Implant Tied to Weakening of Thinking, Memory
Researchers find $100,000 spread for standard

Research suggests left ventricular assist devices aren't a magic bullet

Sharing Breast Milk May Pose Risks Women Haven't Considered
Study found tumors were discovered later in life

Survey shows few ask about health of donor, discuss option with doctor

What risky behaviors are teens with ADHD prone to?
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WebMD explains the link between ADHD and risky behavior in teens.

Coming Soon: A Test to Gauge Your Obesity Risk?
Study links an apple-shaped figure to early signs

Certain digestive byproducts could point to trouble, best treatments -- someday, researchers say

Cloudy Climes May Up Risk of Pancreatic Cancer: Study
Seasonal pitfalls include poison ivy, worsening

Shortage of vitamin D may be to blame

Better Diabetes Blood Sugar Management Leads to Fewer Eye Surgeries
Research suggests older adults may have poorer

Intensive therapy cut risk of needing a procedure in half, researchers report

Women's Heart Health: Lower Stress, BP Important
And most feel they get little support from their

Managing stress as important as lowering blood pressure to prevent heart attack, expert says

UTIs Are Getting Tougher to Treat
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If you’ve ever had one (or a dozen), you might not be surprised to learn that urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are the most common bacterial infections in the United States.

3D 'Printout' Device Keeps Very Ill Babies Breathing
Flexible implant adapts with child's growth,

Flexible implant adapts with child's growth, researchers say

The Link Between Adult ADHD and Risky Behavior
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WebMD explains the connection between ADHD and lateness, speeding, arguing, drinking, and other risky behaviors.

COPD Tied to Raised Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death
Supply of many medications needed to fight

Experts weren't surprised, since smoking often contributes to the respiratory disease and heart trouble

Experimental AIDS Vaccine Targets Hidden Virus
Immediate short-term treatment seems to delay

HIV-infected patients appear to get an immune system boost, study found

Tyson to Stop Using Antibiotics in Chickens by 2017

Tyson to Stop Using Antibiotics in Chickens by 2017

Diet Switch May Lower Colon Cancer Risk in Blacks

Study found more polyps, other markers of colon tumor risk in those eating 'Western' high-fat, low-fiber fare

Breast-Feeding May Lower Breast Cancer Recurrence, Death: Study
Study found tumors were discovered later in life

Strongest benefit seen in most common types of tumors, researchers say

Ex-Baseball Star Kirk Gibson Has Parkinson's Disease
The movement disorder often leads to trembling,

The movement disorder often leads to trembling, slowed movement, poor balance and coordination

Gene Discoveries Could Help Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment
Almost a third of patients didn't get palliative

New research reveals clues to disease severity, potential outcomes


CNN.com - Health
Childhood sleep terrors may lead to sleepwalking
Does your little one suffer from sleep terrors? Then get ready to lock the window and doors, because they might soon sleepwalk, too. A study of nearly 2,000 children in Quebec over a 12-year period found that as many as a third of the children who had early childhood sleep terrors became sleepwalkers later.
Put down that energy drink!
Trick your brain to avoid 'portion distortion'
'Bubble girl' is allergic to life
Fighting Ebola with HIV drugs gets big shot in the arm
If the drugs work in humans it would be a game-changer in the fight against Ebola.
Want to be an optimist? Pick up these positive habits
FDA approves new drug to eliminate double chins
From heroin-fueled bank robber to family man
Sitting will kill you, even if you exercise
Hour of TV daily may lead to weight gain in kindergartners
Breaking the drinking glass ceiling
Connecticut teen forced to have chemo heads home
Why are older people happier than you?
Answering your questions about infertility
Infertility affects approximately 10% of the population, but it isn't exactly a common topic of conversation. Many people struggle silently, and the problem can go on for years.
Swing like Spieth: Yoga for your golf game
9 ways to fall asleep faster
No link between MMR vaccine, autism
Dr. Oz: 'We will not be silenced'
What is listeria?
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains what listeria is and how you can avoid getting it.
Blue Bell recalls all its ice cream products
Homeopathic medicine under FDA scrutiny
Quick weight loss habits for your busy day
Roseanne Barr reveals she's going blind
Roseanne Barr has revealed that she is slowly going blind. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Barr said she suffers from macular degeneration and glaucoma.
Ten diseases where medical marijuana could have impact
Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Time for medical marijuana revolution
I see signs of a revolution everywhere. I see a revolution that is burning white hot among young people, but also shows up among the parents and grandparents in my kids' school.
The lamest workout excuses trainers ever heard
Gruesome treatments from medicine's murky past
Acetaminophen reduces pain, pleasure
How paradise became the world's fattest place
Emergency on helicopter as Nepal quake victim stops breathing
"Please take her," people cried over the roar of the helicopter propellers as the flight was about to take off from one of the Nepali districts worst-hit by the earthquake.
Cancer hotels home to China's healthcare misery
Cheap hotels in Beijing cater to cancer patients and families from across the country. Many people don't have access to cancer treatment in their hometowns.
Pit bull patient zero in cases of plague
Home-canned potatoes to blame for botulism outbreak
What stress looks like, artistically rendered
How to prevent Roseanne Barr's blindness
Hawaii set to become first state to raise smoking age to 21
Hawaii is poised to become the first state in the nation to prohibit the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products to anybody under age 21.
Tricking kids into eating healthier
Who's really harmed by Dr. Oz
With accusations of quakery, the celeb doctor has become a polarizing figure among doctors How long will his prestigious hospital continue to support him?
Dr. Oz accuses critics of conflict of interest
HIV outbreak in Indiana grows
The number of new HIV infections in a rural Indiana county has grown, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The institute is working with state health leaders to control the "severe outbreak," which has spread among users of a prescription opioid called Opana.
Boxing for Parkinson's disease
After being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at the young age of 46, Miriam Brown discovered an empowering way to fight back against the disease.
Bird flu: Bad for birds, but OK for humans
The new, baffling world of dense breast diagnosis
How to track your medical expenses
Why happiness is healthy
Rash of hospitalizations linked to synthetic marijuana
New York state authorities have issued a health alert following a dramatic spike in hospital visits for synthetic marijuana-related emergencies.
Unbroken: Husband, wife battle rare cancers
50% increase in breast cancer cases by 2030?
Put this in their lunchbox
The quick hit history of medical marijuana
E-cigarette use triples among teens in one year
Your brain on weed
Your Brain on Multitasking
This surprise will help your baby learn
Does laughing make you healthier?
Diet and exercise in space
New study links diet soda to belly fat
You can stress-eat these superfoods
Stave off soreness like a pro athlete
Fuel right! 9 triathlon nutrition rules
One-minute solutions to improve your health
Cereal could be the key to long life
Stop drinking soda, for (your own) good
Sleep better with six minutes of bedtime yoga
10 nutritionists share McDonald's meals they'd order
What happens to your body by skipping the gym?
Eat this to reduce your risk of colon cancer
Yoga for triathletes
Training for a Triathlon? Yoga can help!
Coffee is a health food: Myth or fact?
A subway workout goes viral
4 reasons you should learn to cook
Cholesterol in food not a concern, new guidelines say
Fit Nation: Sweet dreams lead to better health
3 breakfast rules to follow to lose weight
9 things no one tells you about losing weight
Fit Nation challenge update: 'It's launch time!'
Partner up: The fellowship of fitness
Change up your living space to get in shape
Climbing uphill on the weight loss journey
Work-life balance and getting in shape
Want to lose weight and find romance? Start cooking
Meet the new Fit Nation team
They lost weight; so can you
Emergency on helicopter as Nepal quake victim stops breathing
President Obama links climate change, public health
Why mustard is better for you than ketchup
Why isn't Ebola airborne?
Why Ebola isn't airborne: CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains, using a metal pipe, marbles, baby powder and a baseball
What Miles O'Brien teaches us about loss
Vaccines are a matter of fact, not opinion
'Fearless' Ebola nurse trains at Emory University
Real 'Fault in Our Stars' couple reunited by hope
Angelina Jolie's genetic tests can help you too
What is Palcohol?
Chimps still stuck in research labs despite promise of retirement
Baby buried by 2010 Haiti quake: See her now
For 10 days following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, two CNN colleagues and I lived in a tent hospital run by Project Medishare. Our hearts ached as we heard the cries of the injured, as we watched surgeons performed amputations without general anesthesia, as people died in front of our eyes.
Ebola fighter coming to U.S. for nursing school
A young Liberian woman who saved three of her relatives by nursing them back to health after they contracted the Ebola virus is coming to the United States to finish her nursing degree.
Partner yoga: Double the pleasure
The great American sleep recession
I won't take it personally if you yawn while reading this story.
6 ways to improve odds and beat heart disease
Sit smarter with yoga
Meet the mental wellness warriors
Natural family planning gets trendy
More women are saying no to hormonal birth control and yes to pregnancy prevention that sounds old-fashioned, natural family planning, also called FAM.
People who feel younger at heart live longer
Go ahead lie about your age. It may be the very thing that helps you live a longer life.
Learn to live with it: Becoming stress-free
People the world over believe that stress comes from external sources.
Coping with infertility: Don't give up hope, and more advice
When we asked readers to share their infertility stories with us on iReport, they opened up about their personal journeys, but also provided advice for people experiencing infertility, and the families of these couples, as well.
Infertility: When adoption is not an option
Many infertile women are asked, "Why don't you just adopt?" But adoption is too costly for some women. For others, it's not right for their family.
Infertility: Causes and solutions
At a crossroads: 4 infertility journeys
Hospital gowns get fashion makeovers
Will this remove stink from body odor?
A workout for your face?
Can't fully expect when expecting? Accurate gender
What happens when instead of the little girl everyone has been expecting and buying clothes for a little boy ends up being born? Making the wrong call happens more frequently than we realize, perhaps as high as one out of ten times.
Instilling empathy among doctors pays off
This skill is increasingly considered essential to establishing trust, the foundation of a good doctor-patient relationship.
Most Alzheimer's patients aren't diagnosed
The huge Influence of 'Lunch Lady Land'
If you must smoke, do it away from the kids
Men's memories worse than women's
Loneliness increases risk of death?
Doctors claim first successful penis transplant
Child receives his own 'Iron Man' arm
How to help your hangover
Are you an e-hypochrondriac?
A billion at risk for music-related hearing loss
New frontier in apples: Red or golden but never brown
Measles was no big deal -- until my daughter got it
How to really lose weight
'Twin fetuses' found inside newborn baby in Hong Kong
A team of Hong Kong doctors has described an extremely rare medical occurrence -- what appeared to be a pair of fetuses inside the body of a newborn baby girl.
How the Peace Corps continues to fight Ebola
Florida woman gives birth to 14.1-pound baby boy
'Frozen': Why kids can't 'Let It Go'
Aspirin a day may not be necessary for everyone's heart health
Man shows off his double arm transplant
A 40-year-old quad amputee was all thank yous at a news conference as he showed off his two new arm transplants.

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