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genetics

Patient Story

‘Live with a positive mindset’

Though they live under the shadow of Huntington's disease, the Shurlow family runs toward a hopeful future.

Patient Story

‘God was watching over me’

Greg Ikiebe hoped for a new start in the U.S. after fleeing the violence of Nigeria. After landing a job, his next step became clear—he'd need a revamped heart.

Patient Story

‘A beacon of hope’

Katriona VanDoorne has battled cystic fibrosis since birth. New medicine and genetic discoveries finally allow her to breathe easy and look toward better tomorrows.

Vaping could re-shape DNA

Chemical changes seen in cancer patients are also found in people who vape or smoke.

A dementia-Parkinson’s gene?

Memory and thinking skills may decline faster in Parkinson's patients who have a high-risk gene variant.

98.6? That’s so 1800s

For the past 200 years, men and women's body temps have been slowly declining.

Invest in middle age, reap in old age

If you want to gain quality years, adopt a low-risk lifestyle that embraces exercise and good nutrition—and shuns smoking and alcohol.

Opioid-meth addiction complicates treatment

People who use both drugs may find it especially difficult to break free.

Lose weight, stave off breast cancer

The more pounds a woman loses, the lower her risk.

Is diabetes wearing you down?

The need to constantly manage the disease can lead to physical and mental exhaustion, noted experts who provide great tips to get back on track.

Feeling under the weather?

Study finds humid and windy days may indeed exacerbate symptoms of arthritis, fibromyalgia and other types of pain.

Gene therapy targets prostate cancer

Experts say a landmark study has found certain gene mutations can be targeted with newer drug therapies.

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