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BY Danielle Underferth

Home HPV tests are marketed as a convenient, accurate and discreet way to find out if you have human papillomavirus, a common infection that can lead to six cancers, as well as genital warts.

But should you skip the doctor visit and rely on a home test for this information? Our expert says no.

Home HPV tests are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). There are ongoing studies to see if taking a sample at...

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BY Danielle Underferth

You probably already know that donating blood can save lives.

But did you know that donating blood and platelets is risk-free to the...

BY Danielle Underferth

Having ulcerative colitis doesn’t mean you will get colorectal cancer, but it does increase your risk.

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic...

BY Danielle Underferth

Celebrities are promoting it, the internet is pushing it and your friends may even be raving about how taking collagen has helped their skin look younger and their hair look healthier.

But what is collagen, and can it really reverse the effects of aging and improve your health? We talked to wellness dietitian Lindsey Wohlford to get some answers.

What is collagen, and what are collagen supplements?

Collagen is group...

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BY Danielle Underferth

If you have dark skin, you may think you have natural protection from sunburns, sun damage and skin cancer. But the relationship between skin...

BY Danielle Underferth

Masking, social distancing and hand washing remain important routines that prevent COVID-19 infection even if you’ve been vaccinated. But...

BY Danielle Underferth

Cigarette smoking has been on the decline for years. But one segment of the tobacco market is still going strong: menthol cigarettes....

BY Danielle Underferth

Most stomach cancers are caused by bacteria called helicobacter pylori or H. pylori. Having H. pylori doesn’t mean you’ll get stomach...