- By Laurel Kelly
Consumer Health Tips: Genetic testing
Genetic testing: Is it right for you?
By examining your DNA, genetic testing can provide important information for diagnosing, treating and preventing illness. Genetic testing plays a vital role in determining the risk of developing certain diseases. Find out more about different types of genetic testing, the reasons for doing each, and whether genetic testing might be right for you.
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Menopause weight gain: Stop the middle-aged spread
As you get older, you might notice that maintaining your usual weight becomes more difficult. Many women gain weight around the menopause transition. But excess pounds aren't inevitable. Learn more about what causes menopause-related weight gain and how you may be able to prevent it.
Slideshow: Poison ivy and other summer skin irritants
Can you recognize the most common summer skin irritants? And do you know what to do if you come in contact with them? Watch this slideshow for photos, symptoms and tips on managing the symptoms at home — and when to seek medical care.
Stroke rehabilitation: What to expect as you recover
The goal of stroke rehabilitation is to help you relearn skills you lost when a stroke affected part of your brain. Your rehabilitation plan will depend on the part of the body or type of ability affected by your stroke. Learn more about what to expect during stroke rehabilitation.
Childbirth classes: Get ready for labor and delivery
Are you expecting a new little one soon? From addressing your fears to discussing options for handling pain and possible complications, childbirth classes can give you confidence as you prepare for labor and delivery. Learn more about different types of classes and how to find one that fits your needs.